While Amazon-style investments into new warehouse facilities draw a lot of interest, most companies are in fact looking for ways to deploy logistics robots in their existing warehouses, in a way that allows:
- Adjustment periods for workers to learn to use these new tools;
- Using all the efficiencies brought by robots – in time and cost;
- Avoiding the prohibitive cost of investments in facilities.
Such an approach would allow companies to automate a part of their warehouse tasks while employees focus on more complex work.
Gideon Brothers offers just such a solution:
A self-driving robot needing no human operator due to its AI-based navigation
Designed to work safely with humans, in the same warehouse space
Easy to use
Tasks can be input manually through an app on a smartphone, tablet, or PC
Just a few robots can be deployed, or a large fleet, depending on your needs. Integration with warehouse management system is available.
Doesn’t need to stop to charge
The hot-swappable battery system allows batteries to be changed without shutdown so that the batteries can be charged and exchanged separately
A combination of sensors allow for 360-degree coverage, and include LiDAR (laser radar) bumpers (a regulatory standard)
The intelligence of the camera-based autonomy technology allows the robot to not only perceive what’s around it but also understand what it “sees”
Is your warehouse ready for transformation?
This pdf guide will help you discover if you can deploy autonomous mobile robots immediately.
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