Seegrid announces advancements to its first fully autonomous forklift

Seegrid Corp. announced a new set of advancements to its Palion Lift autonomous mobile robot (AMR), which the Pittsburgh-based company now says is the only autonomous forklift of its kind with industry-leading 3D perception.

According to a company press release, Seegrid IQ, the technology that powers the company’s Palion Lift and other robots, has enhanced perception and productivity improvements capable of combining data from cameras, LiDAR and machine learning models with the company’s proprietary 3D computer vision system. The result, Seegrid said, is a safer and more reliable material handling experience for its warehousing customers and others who use the forklift.

The Palion Lift is capable of transporting payloads up to 3,500 pounds and can retrieve and place them at heights up to six feet, Seegrid said.