Breakthrough Robotics Empowering Distribution Centers

Tackling the more dynamic, unstructured environments of today’s DCs calls for far more sophisticated robots. Unlike manufacturing, logistics tasks are unpredictable, inexact and frequently aren’t repeatable. For example, the same combination of items may never be ordered by any other customer, or the DC may have switched to a different type of packaging by the time the same items are reordered. Meeting these challenges has required the industry to develop a new generation of smart robotics with higher degrees of spatial and object awareness. We’re also seeing the development of powerful tools to simulate new solutions, optimize robotic operations, and even help robots learn new skills over time.

But how advanced are the latest robotics solutions? While they’re not quite Rosie the Robot Maid, or more sinister humanoids like the Hosts from Westworld, they’ve made significant technological advances. Cutting-edge technologies are at last driving more capable logistics automation solutions which can meet the challenges of today’s DCs.

Breakthrough Robotics Empowering Distribution Centers