Warehouses continue to automate operations at an increasing rate as consumer goods demand rises and manpower shortages put a strain on warehouse operators.
In this special robotics insert, we highlight some of the emerging trends in the industry.
Stories featured in this issue:
How real-time data can increase uptime
Today in automation, predictive and preventive maintenance are constantly in the conversation. While the ideas may be clear, the implementation and advantages are not. Is this a fad that will fizzle out soon?
SLAM technology improves AMR autonomy
Dynamic warehouses seek robots that can adapt to change with minimal human intervention. With localization and mapping so ware, AMRs can build facility maps, orient themselves, detect differences, and share changes with their fleet for uninterrupted and safer operations.
Top five robot trends in 2023
Why did the global stock of operational robots hit a new 3.5-million-unit record? Why did the value of installations reach an estimated $15.7 billion? The IFR analyzed fi ve key things shaping robotics and automation.
What’s the difference between an AMR and an AGV?
Despite the growing popularity of warehouse automation, confusion remains around the various acronyms and technology. For those in the discovery phase of an automation journey, here’s an overview of two of the most talked about warehouse solutions.
We hope that this third special section on Warehouse Automation serves as a valuable resource as you research, plan, and develop innovative solutions for this fascinating sector.