Monday 25th Mar 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

Geodis to produce drones for warehouse inventory

After two years of development, Geodis and Delta Drone will start the production phase of an automatic warehouse inventory solution that uses drones. The partnership are currently working on producing a system that can be manufactured – the production phase will be in operation by the end of this year.

The technology combines a ground-based robot equipped with a battery that provides the energy needed to navigate a warehouse, and a quadcopter drone equipped with four high-definition cameras.

Alongside this, the warehouse is equipped with indoor geo-location technology, and the technology operates autonomously during the hours the site is closed.

Last year development ended with the development of a complete “plug and play” solution that can be moved from one warehouse to another without requiring that any prior changes be made to the warehouse.