Robot Pickers That Let The Humans Add Value
One of the most strenuous and time-consuming tasks in a warehouse is the seemingly simple process of order picking. But collaborative warehouse robots that improve productivity and safety – while working alongside humans – are changing that.
We all know how fast and easy it is to shop online. In today’s hyper connected world, in just a few clicks we can order almost anything to be delivered almost anywhere. But of course that’s the easy part. Behind the scenes, a complex supply chain is set in motion as soon as we click that ‘Buy’ button. And one of the starting points is the picking process in the warehouse.
While you start to await delivery of your purchase, order pickers push heavy carts up and down the aisles, locating your purchases and ferrying them to the packing station, where they are prepped for shipment. Or at least, that has long been the traditional process. Nowadays though, it’s quite possible that your order is being picked by a warehouse robot working in close collaboration with a human picker.