Attabotics Bolsters AI & ML for Supply Chains
April 28, 2021
started a partnership with AltaML and the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute
(Amii) to develop capabilities in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine
learning (ML) that further optimize efficiency and productivity in Attabotics’
innovative supply chain infrastructure. Together, the three organizations will
begin operationalizing the partnership through projects that combine AI
technologies with IoT (Internet of Things) infrastructure to achieve more
efficient IoT operations, improve human-machine interactions and enhance
Attabotics’ data management and capabilities.
Requiring 85 percent less space than typical fulfillment warehouses, Attabotics
is an entirely new way to store and pick goods in warehouses that is tailor-made
to help retailers respond to changing e-commerce demands and empower brands. The
company transforms the rows and aisles of a typical warehouse into a single,
vertical storage structure that’s modular and scalable, and uses “3D” robots
internally to store and retrieve items for box packers on the outside perimeter.
Attabotics offers an ideal applied platform to utilize emerging technologies to
optimize the supply chain for modern commerce.
Integrating AI technology into the supply chain for transparency, predictive
analytics and network optimization is integral as the pandemic has shown that
the traditional supply chain doesn’t – and won’t – support modern consumer
behavior. Attabotics is building advanced AI/ML capabilities that maximize
supply chain system throughput by predictively optimizing fulfillment while
minimizing downtime. Attabotics drives these advanced AI models by leveraging
IoT data derived from modern cloud based robotic operations. With AltaML and
Amii, Attabotics is taking another step toward building out its digitally
integrated, distributed network that is optimized for modern commerce.
“We’re excited to work with two world-renowned organizations to build the future
of innovation in Canada,” said Scott Gravelle, Attabotics CEO. “Creating
alliances with industry-leading partners is something we’ve put an emphasis on,
which is why we’re so grateful to have identified the right partners in AltaML
and Amii to help further optimize our platform as we revolutionize the supply
This collaboration draws on the strengths of three Alberta technology leaders to
expand the data analytics capabilities for customers. Combining Attabotics’
expertise in warehousing and fulfillment with AltaML’s expertise developing
applied AI solutions and Amii’s world-leading research expertise, the
collaboration will enable innovation in areas such as maximizing system
automation uptime and throughput. This partnership will also support the growth
of Calgary and Alberta as an innovation hub and contributes to an ecosystem
where technology and innovation continue to thrive.
builds and deploys AI-powered software for complex problems, creating new
competitive advantage for our partners,” said Nicole Janssen, AltaML co-CEO.
“Attabotics has disrupted traditional warehousing, and we are thrilled to work
with them, and Amii, to optimize their processes through applied AI. We are
already seeing promising results and look forward to many more to come.”
“Amii is thrilled to be part of this one-of-a-kind collaboration bringing
together three of Alberta’s leading technology organizations. Together, we’re
demonstrating the province’s reputation as a hub for technology and artificial
intelligence through the combination of Attabotics’ transformational work in
advanced robotics for supply chain, Amii’s leadership and expertise in
artificial intelligence research and development and AltaML’s proven record in
applying AI to create business impact. This partnership shows the power of
public-private partnerships and is further proof of Alberta’s leadership in the
research and application of AI,” said Cam Linke, Amii CEO.