Recently, Sereact announced the release of PickGPT – a Robotics Transformer that combines Large Language Models (LLMs) with Computer Vision. This opens up the possibility of instructing robots using natural language. With this technology, Sereact offers the world's easiest way to interact with robots which makes robotics accessible to anyone without prior knowledge. Especially in the logistics industry, PickGPT can solve critical problems such as returns processing and create new opportunities.
LLMs have been in focus since the introduction of ChatGPT and offer great potential when combined with other technologies. Sereact has recognized this potential: PickGPT combines the power of LLMs, similar to the models used in ChatGPT, with Sereact's patented computer vision models. This enables robots to process natural language and visual information and correlate multimodal data. They can perceive their environment with unprecedented intelligence and accuracy and understand and execute instructions in natural language.
PickGPT is thus the world's first software-based robotics solution that requires neither programming nor training. This offers previously unimagined possibilities, especially for personnel in warehouses. Employees can now use voice-based instructions or intuitive user interfaces instead of requiring complex programming skills to control robots. On the one hand, this reduces the time needed to set up and customize robots and allows employees to focus on other essential tasks. On the other hand, the intuitive interface makes advanced robotics technology accessible to people without prior knowledge or training, which expands the range of people operating robots in the warehouse.
"PickGPT enables straightforward communication between humans and robots via voice commands and intuitive interfaces. This simplifies the link with other warehouse systems and enables employees to instruct the robot in a simple way - for example, to define pick points or to blacklist certain items," explains Ralf Gulde, Co-Founder and CEO of Sereact.
PickGPT enables robots to respond quickly and easily to new tasks or changing environmental conditions. This is particularly important in dynamic and rapidly changing work environments, which are especially common in the logistics industry. The ability to instruct robots intuitively enables companies to design their work processes flexibly and respond quickly to changes.
The Robotics Transformer can recognize and identify objects and products in real time based on their visual characteristics. PickGPT automatically analyzes product images and matches them with items in any real-world scenario. In addition, PickGPT understands and interprets product titles, descriptions, and other textual information to automatically identify and assign corresponding products to regions in an image. Especially for quality control, this capability offers enormous potential. This enables robots to detect incorrect or defective products and blacklisted items.
The processing of returns presents many e-commerce companies with major challenges. By automating this process, PickGPT helps to save time and resources. The Robotics Transformer can distinguish between packaging materials and products in the first step. Further, items can be sorted automatically based on a description or product image. Therefore, there is no need for barcode scanning, which significantly speeds up the return process.
The introduction of PickGPT by Sereact marks a significant milestone in the development of robotic technology. Intuitive operation using natural language makes AI robotics accessible to people without prior knowledge for the first time. Additionally, PickGPT is the answer to crucial issues in warehouses, such as more efficient quality control and accelerated returns processing.
For more information on PickGPT, visit the company's website at www.sereact.ai/pickgpt.