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Hypertherm Associates Partners with Rapyuta Robotics to Implement Pick Assist Autonomous Mobile Robots

HANOVER, NH, USA, Apr 22, 2024 – Hypertherm Associates, a U.S.-based, associate-owned leading manufacturer of industrial cutting systems and software, has partnered with Rapyuta Robotics, a leading provider of autonomous mobile robot solutions, to become the company’s first customer in the United States to implement the revolutionary pick assist autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) in its warehousing operation.

Rapyuta Robotics PM-AMR XL

“We are continuously looking for ways to create a safer, more efficient and streamlined operation, and the team at Rapyuta Robotics worked with us to create a solution for us to do that,” said Frank Cook, Hypertherm Associates warehouse operations leader. “The team took the time to understand our needs and helped us every step of the way to implement the solution that worked for us.”

The pick assist AMRs allow Hypertherm Associates to automate warehousing and empower its associates in a sustainable manner. Rapyuta Robotics’ Pick Assist AMRs combine technologies such as optimal route planning with multi-robot coordination AI, picker guidance system and fleet management. The pick assist AMRs perform picking in collaboration with warehouse associates. AI suggests the shortest picking routes and handles the transportation of items. This robotics solution improves productivity and reduces the load on picking staff, as the AMRs pick and transport materials safely and integrate seamlessly with existing infrastructure. 

“Our collaborative robot is a perfect fit with Hypertherm Associates’ corporate culture to make the company a safe and efficient place to work. By leveraging our pick assist AMRs, Hypertherm Associates will increase throughput/productivity and gain the opportunity to identify the new way of structuring its operation with robots.” said Ryo Mori, Executive Director at Rapyuta Robotics.

About Rapyuta Robotics

Rapyuta Robotics, an ETH Zurich spinoff, stands at the forefront of cloud robotics and is recognized as the market leader in pick-assist Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) in Japan. With a rich heritage of innovation and with a comprehensive solution line-up that pushes the boundaries of flexibility and performance, Rapyuta Robotics is dedicated to making robots more accessible to everyone in the logistics industry. For more information, visit

About Hypertherm

Hypertherm engineers and manufactures industrial cutting products used by companies around the world to build ships, airplanes, and railcars, construct steel buildings, manufacture heavy equipment, and more. Its products include cutting systems, CNCs, and software trusted for performance and reliability that result in increased productivity and profitability for hundreds of thousands of businesses. Founded in 1968 and based in New Hampshire, Hypertherm is a 100 percent Associate owned company, employing more than 1,800 Associates, with operations and partner representation worldwide. Learn more at

Nitin Patil
Nitin Patil
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