Locus Robotics announces a unique multi-bot approach to warehouse logistics management

Locus robotics robots lined up at Locus' MODEX booth
Locus Robotics demonstrated the new coordination between robots and humans with LocusOne at MODEX 2022. | Credit: Mobile Robot Guide

Editors Note: Locus Robotics CEO, Rick Faulk is a keynote speaker at the upcoming Robotics Summit and Expo in Boston on May 10, 11, 2022. You can checkout the complete lineup and register at the Robotics Summit website.

Locus Robotics announced its expanded line of warehouse AMRs at MODEX 2022 with the introduction of Locus Vector and Locus Max. The robots themselves aren’t new, as they are the mature autonomous mobile robotic (AMR) solutions coming from the acquisition of Waypoint Robotics. With this announcement however, the Waypoint solutions are now fully integrated into the Locus family and they have a new livery in the white paint scheme and newly remodeled skins on the robots.

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The newly reskinned Locus Vector retains the functional components and chassis of the original Waypoint Vector, but adds an updated outer skin and color scheme for a more consistent product look. | Credit: Mobile Robot Guide

Locus Vector and Locus Max join the Locus Origin (the original LocusBot) robot to form a comprehensive family of AMRs for a broad range of warehouse use cases. The new product line addresses use cases from ecommerce, case-picking and pallet-picking to scenarios requiring larger, heavier payloads to support the full range of product movement needs in today’s fulfillment and distribution warehouses.

“With these new LocusBots, we’re able to help our clients alleviate significant labor challenges and achieve optimal productivity by using the right bot for the job,” said Rick Faulk, CEO of Locus Robotics.

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The Locus Max sports a new white livery which matches the rest of the Locus robot product line. | Credit: Locus

As beautiful as the new product line looks in a consistent color scheme, Locus often customizes customer fleets with custom skins that include the client’s colors or logos. One such customer is DHL Supply chain.

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Locus can easily reskin their robots with a clients colors or logos. | Credit: Locus Robotics

“Locus’s innovative multi-bot solution has helped DHL to consistently double our worker’s productivity all around the world,” said Adrian Kumar, Global Head of Operations Science & Analytics at DHL Supply Chain. “This new robot lineup – with the different form factors all working together as a coordinated fleet – means we always assign the right robot, even as our needs change dynamically throughout the work day.”

All of the LocusBots are fully integrated within LocusOne, the intelligent, multi-bot warehouse orchestration platform that delivers predictable, efficient, and scalable productivity and cost optimization for all product movement within the four walls of the warehouse. The platform seamlessly centralizes and coordinates a dynamic, multi-bot fleet while also providing detailed, forward-looking, and actionable business intelligence and reporting for effective management and planning.

The new offerings further extend Locus’s product line, enabling Locus customers to add heavy payload workflows to their operations, all under one contract.

The new line of LocusBots consists of:

  • Locus Origin – Engineered for maximum warehouse efficiency, Locus Origin delivers proven fulfillment productivity coupled with agile maneuverability, incorporating the latest navigation and vision system technologies. It works easily and collaboratively with associates in dynamic warehouse environments.
  • Locus Vector – The industrial-strength AMR with the flexibility for a wide range of roles from fulfillment to transport to putaway. Locus Vector features omnidirectional mobility, compact design, and robust payload capacity for use in any environment. Locus Vector will ship to customers starting this summer.
  • Locus Max – Heavyweight payload capacity and unparalleled flexibility to easily transport a wide variety of heavy materials, cartons, or pallets across your facility. Locus Max is ideal for industrial and material handling applications. Currently deployed at several sites, Locus Max will have limited availability in 2022 and expanded availability in 2023.

All LocusBots will be available through the company’s all-inclusive, Robots-as-a-Service (RaaS) pricing model and can be added to existing and new workflows, enabling operations to dynamically scale and adapt to changing market demands.

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Mike Oitzman

Mike Oitzman is Senior Editor of WTWH's Robotics Group, cohost of The Robot Report Podcast, and founder of the Mobile Robot Guide. Oitzman is a robotics industry veteran with 25-plus years of experience at various high-tech companies in the roles of marketing, sales and product management. He can be reached at