BotsandUs autonomous robotics platform Mim to optimise operations at Huboo warehouses

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UK robotics and AI company, BotsAndUs, has been enlisted by Huboo to deploy its fully autonomous state-of-the-art robotic system across its UK-based warehouse and fulfilment centres.

By engaging IntraLogisteX exhibitor, BotsAndUs, Huboo will use UK-manufactured robotics and AI technology to further enhance the day-to-day life of its warehouse employees, optimising operations, realising maximised efficiency and reducing costs. The robots will scan the entire warehouse, building up a digital model for real-time analysis and insights on storage of goods in their space, which will feed into the optimisation programme.

Launched in 2017, Bristol-based Huboo has made big waves in the world of e-commerce fulfilment. It utilises sustainable and human-centric methods to support a wide range of online retailers, including large-scale, medium and small businesses in electronics, food and drink and cosmetics.

Huboo’s hub model uses micro-warehouses, managed by teams of operatives who act as an extension of the brands that they’re fulfilling orders for.

“During the pandemic, we have clearly demonstrated the strength of our full-stack fulfilment solution at a time when the industry was facing severe challenges,” said Paul Dodd, CTO and Co-Founder of Huboo. “Our hub model system has certainly made us stand out in our competitive industry. We’re proud of our fulfilment service that puts people at the heart of everything we do, and we’re always looking at ways to make life easier and better for our brilliant people. Our engagement with BotsAndUs and use of its robotics and AI will optimise Huboo’s warehouse space, allowing us to reduce costs and improve performance, while delivering a better working environment for our everyone at our fulfilment centres.

“It’s about making life easier for humans rather than replacing them from operations,” added Oana Jinga, BotsAndUs Co-Founder. “Huboo has created an amazing environment and culture, where people can be authentic. Our autonomous robotics platforms and computer vision will revolutionise acceptance and tracking processes in warehouses.”

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