R5 Robot

Meet: The Worker. For over 20 years,
it has continued to meet the challenge.

Next Level Cutting-Edge Technology

Found around the globe in large and small teams, they tirelessly dig, retrieve, and deliver to support your customer-winning order fulfillment. Our robots are ready for a new adventure, giving you, as a retailer more floor space for your money, enabling you to stay closer to your customer.


Team Player

Each robot is independently controlled, supporting a system with no single point of failure and an uptime of 99.6%. Any robot can collect any bin and deliver it to any workstation. This efficiency means you have access to 100% of your stock when you need it.


Operational uptime


Access to stock

Tireless Worker

Customer satisfaction happens in all departments. R5 stands ready, working to increase order accuracy and decrease time for order fulfillment and shipping. It is your go-to for a faster, more accurate service for longer customer relationships.


Top Speed
(10.2 feet/s)


Lift Speed
(5.25 feet/s)


Energy Efficient

Robots are assigned tasks based on their location, always completing the closest task taking the shortest route. Utilizing regenerative technology, energy is returned to the battery making AutoStore one of the only systems able to run on solar power alone.

Ten robots use less energy than a vacuum.

100 Watts

Of energy used during operation

10 Robots

Use the energy of 1 vacuum cleaner

Technical Specification


W: 700 mm (2.3 feet) / L: 963 mm (3.2 feet) /
H: 545 mm (1.8 feet) with antenna

Weight of robot

145 kg (397 lbs) with batteries

Power consumption

100 Watts (operation)

Operating temperature

2°–35° C (35°–95° F)

Top speed

3.1 m/s (11 km/h) / 10.2 ft/s (7 mi/h)


0.8 m/s² (2.6 ft/s²)
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the maximum R5 speed?

  • Max speed = 3.1 meters per second (10 feet per second)
  • Acceleration = 0.8 meters per second² (2.6  feet per sescond²)
    Lifting speed = 1.6 meters per second (5.25 feet per second)

How much time does it take to pick up a bin at the bottom of the grid?

In an example of 16 Bin levels: Minimum is 3 minutes 36 seconds (plus 3:36 for cleaning up afterwards). But this digging process will normally be done in background and in advance of a Bin request and presentation at a port. The system is usually working at least 30 minutes ahead of pickers.

What is the typical recharging time (example: minutes to charge, hours of operations)?

A typical working day for R5 is about 20 hours. Each robot needs at least 4 hours of continuously charging per day. In addition, robots will charge whenever they see an opportunity to do so (during breaks or low capacity periods).

The AutoStore Red Line can and does support 24-hour operations. We are happy to discuss how to make this happen and invite you to contact our team for more specifics.

Does the system need to shut down if a Robot stops on the grid?

No. In most situations the system will continue running. The AutoStore software module, XHandler, takes over the failed robot and will try to fix the error situation without stopping the system. Only in cases where the error cannot be handled automatically or there is a risk of robot collision will the system stop.

Does the system have the same performance with full bin loads (30 kg/66 lbs) as with empty bins?

Yes. The weight of the Bin has no impact on the system's performance.

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Consumer behavior has changed; supply chains have not. Let's talk today to see how R5 can join your team to build resilience in your operations and let you stand  out from your competitors.