In 2013, Amazon launched SAT1 fulfillment center in San Antonio, Texas, to process larger, bulkier items. The facility is now deploying a new technology called 'Titan', a new robot to take on the extra-heavy lifting.

Built over a decade of innovations in mobile robotics at Amazon, Titan can lift up to two times more weight than Hercules, the most broadly deployed robot within operations of Amazon. With this strength, Titan’s task is to carry larger, bulkier items like small household appliances or pallets of pet food and gardening equipment.

Titan Robot
Titan robot 

Amazon’s New Mobile Robot Titan Can Lift Over 1,100 Kg

Titan can ferry up to two times more weight than Amazon’s widely deployed Hercules robot, which can lift up to 1,250 pounds (~ 567 Kilograms). Titan can lift up to 2,500 pounds (~1134 Kilograms), making it the perfect robot for the heavy-lifting.

Amazon manufactures Titan and other robots at its innovation hub in Massachusetts.

The mobile robot integrates several technologies from previous mobile robots, including the battery and charging management solution from Hercules, and the computer vision, obstacle detection, and user control systems from the Xanthus mobile robot.

Titan also uses hardware components from Proteus to manage its operating system as it plans, executes, and interfaces with other technologies within the facility.

Titan work collaboratively with other robotics systems to reduce repetitive motions, eliminates the need for employees to walk long distances or move heavy objects, and allows employees to focus on new tasks that require new skills.

Amazon has developed an entire suite of mobile robots with multiple components, like Pegasus which has a conveyor attached to the mobile robot allowing it to ferry individual packages from one part of a facility to another.

The company deployed over 750,000 robots across its fulfillment centers globally.

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