An innovative product storage and automation system has been designed to address the changing needs for robotic order picking and packing found in today’s warehouses. A key element is the addition of a container’s folding side wall that allows for easier transfer of items from the supply container into the customer’s delivery container. The folding side wall allows easier egress for both humans and automation when loading and unloading these containers, and allows for a richer environment for computer vision systems. Both the supply container and the delivery container can be a mix of a novel reusable totes and custom designed corrugated cases.
US Patent #9334081 B2