Integrated automated supply chain technology, software and services provider Dematic will be present at the Robotics and Automation exhibition demonstrating its solution at its stand and with a speaker session.
Vice president of Dematic’s Robotics Centre of Excellence Crystal Parrott will speak about how innovation in key technologies is advancing robotic capabilities, making robots an increasingly viable and attractive option for gaining productivity improvements in the warehouse in her presentation: ‘Robotic technologies enabling the migration to Lights Out Distribution’.
The interaction of service robots with people is beneficially influencing the application of collaborative robotics in the logistics environment, said Parrot: “Technology is already available to improve operations right now, it just needs to be applied where it fits – examples being, palletising, depalletising, pallet movement and product movement within warehouses.
“With piece picking the solutions are still evolving but they are currently able to handle a wide variety of items, making them really useful in packing. Just because a robotic piece-picking cell may only be able to address 40% of the SKU type it can still make a big difference to productivity.
“These are exciting times for robotics, and logistics operations stand to benefit significantly from the huge advances taking place,” she concludes.
Dematic will be exhibiting at The Robotics and Automation Exhibition which takes place at Arena MK in Milton Keynes from 10th to 11th October.
The exhibition has grown dramatically following the success of last year’s event and is on track to be three times the size.
The exhibition will also include a full conference programme Alex Harvey, head of robotics and autonomous systems at Ocado, will provide the opening keynote looking at the development of robotics in the warehouse.