Lucas Robotics – A Passion For Coding and Robotics
Lucas Systems develops warehouse optimization software. Their clients require assistance with increasing throughput and maintaining high worker productivity during the COVID-19 pandemic while meeting accuracy and customer delivery requirements.
External stimuli compete with a robot’s limited attention and comprehension resources, restricting how much information it conveys through indicators. For instance, noise could obstruct its low battery beeper.
Early Life and Education
Lucas is passionate about both coding and robotics. Since starting learning at The Lab Singapore when he was 11, he has made progress through their competitive programming course – even though he wasn’t necessarily one of the best students, eventually winning one competition in Singapore!
His current research focuses on technology-enhanced STEM education, such as using robots to facilitate student learning and scientific modeling engagement. Additionally, he engages in educational outreach efforts intended to expose more young people to careers in the STEM sector.
LUCAS France offers a selection of linear modules ranging from 100kg to 6,000kg that meet a variety of applications for small and large gantry robots, meeting any environment’s demanding standards while keeping worker productivity and accuracy levels at peak levels.
Lucas Systems offers warehouse operators software to optimize human and robotic labor. Their AI-powered Jennifer Warehouse Optimization solution assists DCs in meeting cost, quality and service goals more effectively.
Fulfillment and distribution centers face immense pressure to increase throughput while meeting accuracy, worker productivity and customer delivery requirements. According to this company’s software solution, fulfillment and distribution centers can easily increase throughput while meeting those standards while meeting all customer delivery obligations on time. Workers can focus on higher-value tasks while robotics are deployed to take on lower-value work such as packing items into totes for transport to conveyor systems or other robots for packing.
This company designs and produces linear modules for gantry robots, offering models ranging from 100 kg to 6,000 kg to provide integrators with options suitable for their specific application.
Achievement and Honors
Lucas has received many awards and honors for his groundbreaking work in robotics, AI, machine vision and haptics. These include being named an NSF CAREER award recipient and receiving the department of aeronautics and astronautics advising excellence award from MIT.
Lucas received the Excellence Award during the 2023 Indiana Robotics State Championship for his team’s overall performance across all competition events. This honor recognizes teams demonstrating professionalism and sportsmanship that is representative of high-level robotics competition.
Lucas was recognized with a finalist spot at the 2022 Modern Materials Handling Readers Choice Products of the Year Awards for its intelligent orchestration of robotic order fulfillment across multiple levels, featuring directed pick and pass for optimized throughput using Lucas voice and warehouse optimization software.
Firefighters in Hawaii arrived and administered manual CPR, but due to her heart being in asystole – meaning it was beating but not pumping blood – lifesaving shocks from defibrillators were ineffective in saving her.
Lucas CPR robot provides the solution: it is a small portable device capable of performing high quality chest compressions for as long as required and without tiring, helping firefighter fatigue to be dramatically reduced in remote locations like beaches or helicopters. Furthermore, the system features soft mode for easier interaction as well as advanced navigation algorithms and behaviour and scene understanding algorithms; plus compliance with ISO13482 safety requirements of personal care robots.
Robots from this company focus on optimizing efficiency in warehouses that fulfill e-commerce orders, by increasing piece and case handling productivity by two to three times while decreasing labor requirements, improving throughput and making optimal use of space. Their products include flexible autonomous mobile robots that enable customers to increase piece and case handling productivity by two to three times while optimizing labor utilization, increasing throughput, and making optimal use of available space.
In November 2022, the company received $117 million in Series F funding from G2 Venture Partners and Goldman Sachs Asset Management at a $2 billion valuation. Other investors include Tiger Global Management, BOND, and Scale Venture Partners.
Bruce Welty and Mike Johnson cofounded AllPoints Systems, a warehouse management system (WMS). Later they formed Quiet Logistics as a third-party logistics (3PL) firm using Kiva System robots to fulfill orders placed via eCommerce websites such as Amazon and eBay. Quiet eventually spun off into Locus Robotics which ultimately went on to spin off Locus Robotics itself in 2014. Quiet’s current CEO Rick Faulk, aged 71 years, has led three other tech startups successfully through exits in addition to leading Quiet Logistics itself.