Norwegian robot developer, Halodi Robotics, has partnered with Italian packaging company, Altopack, to co-develop a humanoid robot for refilling consumables, such as plastic and cardboard for packaging machines.
Halodi Robotics developed the humanoid robot to be able to move using a set of two wheels with movable arms for work tasks. It performs pre-programmed tasks using artificial intelligence.
The parties will collaborate to develop and adapt the robot’s software, and part of the work will take place at Altopack’s development centre in Bologna, Italy.
“Our customers have always seen Altopack as a leader in utilising state-of-the-art technology in our solutions,” says Giuseppe Vezzani, managing director of Altopack.
“By entering into a collaboration with Halodi Robotics, we are taking a giant leap forward in ensuring our competitive advantage.”
Recently, Halodi Robotics also entered into an agreement with the Norwegian listed technology company, Strongpoint, to develop an in-store grocery retail robotics solution.
The aim of the partnership is to develop a robotic solution for the grocery retail sector that will help staff with repetitive tasks, so they can focus on more complex tasks and spending time with customers.
“At Halodi, we truly believe that our robots can make workplaces better by performing tasks that are dirty, dangerous and dull, so that employees can prioritise functions where they can create greater value,” explains Bernt Bornich, CEO of Halodi Robotics.
“The grocery sector is another industry where we can see huge opportunities for the use of robots to support employees.”
The Altopack Packaging Robot is to be ready for delivery in 2023.
As part of the development collaboration, Altopack also becomes a minority shareholder in Halodi Robotics.