Students

Amazon Fulfillment

Multi-order automation
2nd place and Mars Systems award winner

Students
  • Lucas See
  • Zach Lawless
  • Matt Lunde
  • Verina Dinata
  • Tianyu Ge
  • Wenhao Zhang
Client
Amazon Fulfillment
Faculty adviser
Christina Mastrangelo

About the project

Amazon Fulfillment centers must process over a million orders per week. Packaging is the most complex process in order fulfillment, and while automated solutions exist for single-item packages, multi-item packing remains a manual process. Industrial robots could be the answer to automating multi-item packing, and this senior design project aimed to develop a logic system to guide these robots. The team broke the heuristics of the human packing process down into a set of logical steps that form the basis of robot packing algorithms.