InVia Robotics, a Westlake Village company that makes robots used in warehouses, has partnered with Rufus Labs, makers of wearable warehouse technology and workforce analytics software. 

The collaboration between inVia and Rufus in Los Angeles aims to address warehouse labor shortages and allow warehouse employees to work more efficiently, the companies said in a release. 

The combination of Rufus wearable products with inVia’s Picker robots ensures a continuous flow of orders through a warehouse that increases picking rates with existing labor. The Picker robots autonomously retrieve items and bring them to a stationary picker, who is directed by inVia PickMate software running in Rufus Android wearables and tablets to scan the items, place them in an order bin and then scan the bin, the companies said. 

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