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Ambi Robotics Partners with KEYENCE to Increase Scanning Speed For AI-Powered Parcel Sorting Robots

KEYENCE code readers integrate with AmbiSort to increase sorting speeds for global shippers

EMERYVILLE, Calif. – August 10, 2021 – Ambi Robotics, the leader in simulation-to-reality AI for supply chain robotics, announced today it is working with Keyence Corporation of America to apply the SR-5000 Series Logistics Code Reader to its high-speed parcel sortation systems, AmbiSort. This partnership with Keyence Corp. enables high-speed data collection at the pace of Ambi’s parcel sorting robots, increasing throughput for global delivery brands.

The Keyence SR-5000 high speed code reader offers the latest in ultra-wide field of view and depth-of-field reading technology that can capture data from the broad assortment of unique items AmbiSort can pick and pack. This partnership enables Ambi Robotics to scale its AI-powered parcel sorting systems to its customer base before peak in 2021. 

“Our AI-powered robotic systems work at high speeds and can handle a wide range of unique items, which meant we needed an industry-leading code reader that could do the same. In addition to exceptional customer service, the products Keyence develops and deploys are always best in class,” says Jim Liefer, CEO of Ambi Robotics. “From flawless design to ease of implementation, and most importantly, performance, Keyence was the clear solution for Ambi.” 

Powered by multi-core parallel processing, the Keyence SR-5000 works at high speed to read codes from unstructured, complex scenes. Together, the AmbiSort system and SR-5000 code-readers work collaboratively to ensure customers maximize uptime, throughput, and accuracy with each pick. 

“We enjoy working with companies that complement our innovative solutions. The speed at which AmbiSort operates puts the ultra-fast code reading capabilities of the SR-5000 to work,” says David Shillaker, National Director of barcode reading at Keyence. “This is a very exciting partnership for us as Ambi Robotics quickly scales its AmbiSort systems to global shipping brands.”

About Keyence Corporation of America

KEYENCE has steadily grown since 1974 to become an innovative leader in the development and manufacturing of industrial automation and inspection equipment worldwide. KEYENCE products consist of code readers, handheld mobile computers, laser markers, machine vision systems, measuring systems, microscopes, sensors, static eliminators and more. As a direct sales organization, KEYENCE’s customers benefit from working directly with highly knowledgeable sales engineers who can help them solve applications and answer technical product questions quickly. For more information, please visit

About Ambi Robotics

Ambi Robotics is an artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics company developing advanced solutions that scale e-commerce operations to meet demand while empowering humans to work smarter. The company’s industry-leading AI operating system, AmbiOS, leverages Dex-Net simulation-to-reality technology to operate highly-dexterous robotic systems. Founded in 2018, the world’s top roboticists, AI researchers, and leading business professionals work together to build the supply chain’s most valued systems. The company is located in Emeryville, Calif. For more information, please visit

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Joseph Ruck
Ambi Robotics
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 Kevin Maher
 KEYENCE Corp. of America
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