Recently, robotics has become an integral part of several businesses through its technological benefits towards the rapid growth in efficiency and ROI. Logistics has adopted the robotics technology by implementing various devices and sensors in its day-to-day functions and activities. In modern logistics, organizations are using robotics in various platforms like path planning, information fusion, navigation, and decision making, and it ensures the level of intelligence and efficiency required for modern logistics.
The global supply chain and distribution channel logistics include various complex tasks, and this presents challenges to the automation in the logistics industry. But the emergence of new technologies and innovations reduces these challenges and overcomes them by using more automation technology and robotics in logistics.
A study by Tractica research predicts that the global sales of warehousing and logistics robots are expected to reach $22.4 billion by the end of 2021.
In the U.S., most of the goods were shipped in a normal container, and these products were not always palletized. The wide variety of products with different shape and size became a difficulty in loading and unloading of them. Recently, a new technological innovation has completely eliminated this difficulty from the industry—a 3D laser vision, with the new robotic software, that can view and identify products in a container by their size and shape, and ensure better accuracy in loading and unloading sequences.
In San Jose, Fetch Robotics, California-based organization has developed AMRs for tracking, locating, and moving the inventory in the warehouse. This system has a mobile robot base, unique cloud-based software, and modular attachments. The AMRs move goods inside the factories, warehouses, and distribution centers as from parts to pallets.
inVia Robotics, a California-based organization develops a range of AMRs that facilitates various warehouse tasks such as inventory replenishment, cycle counting, item verification, and goods-to-person tote retrieval for pickers. An integrated robotic management system (RMS) enables users to identify the most important task as well as provides users with full control of the robots.
Overall, robotic technologies are quickly transforming all the industries which are implementing robots in their business for improving more safety, accuracy, and efficiency in various practices. There are several robotic technologies in logistics, but collaborative robotics can be much effective in its functioning. These robotic technologies are creating a smooth path to the global logistics industry as well as supply chain management.
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