Robot for transporting storage bins

  • US 10,093,525 B2
  • Filed: 11/21/2017
  • Issued: 10/09/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/10/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A robot vehicle for transporting storage bins in a bin storage system, comprisinga. A vehicle body,b. A plurality of rolling members attached to the vehicle body, arranged for traveling in a first and second directions along a plurality of rolling tracks of the bin storage system, said bin storage system being of the type comprising:

  • i. A three-dimensional storage structure comprising a plurality of pillars which are positioned with internal distances and in a rectangular arrangement, wherein the rectangular arrangement of the pillars define storage columns for the storage of a plurality of vertically-stacked storage bins,ii. supporting rails arranged in a two-dimensional matrix on top of the pillars, said supporting rails defining rolling tracks arranged in a first direction and a second direction orthogonal to the first direction, the supporting rails further defining openings for the storage columns,c. A cavity arranged internally within the vehicle body arranged to receive a storage bin from a storage column.

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