Case Story Oodi Library - How They Did It

Helsinki's new public central library Oodi wanted to develop the library's internal logistics using robots to give personnel more time for customer service.

The system had to be able to operate safely among people, sorting up to 2000 items hourly.

Universal Robots' integrator partner Mikro-Väylä Oy designed a system for Oodi that consisted of a return machine, a sorting conveyor belt, machine vision and a shelf point for UR's cobot. In addition, autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) from Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) transport filled shelves and boxes from the basement to the customer premises.

Oodi is happy with the automation. The system has freed up two employees to serve library users.