Mobile Case Handling: Stretch and the Evolution of Handle
Two years ago, we shared our prototype robot Handle to let the world know that Boston Dynamics is creating a mobile robotic case handling solution for warehouse automation. Now, we are sharing the results of this effort: Stretch, a case handling robot that will unlock low-infrastructure automation in warehouses. In this session we will dive into some of the attributes and capabilities of this groundbreaking solution.
This session was originally presented at ProMat DX.
Retail, warehousing, and distribution firms throughout Japan rely on IHI Industrial Logistics and Machinery to help them solve the labor challenge by automating material handling using AS/RS and robotic systems. Boston Dynamics computer vision system automates complex depalletizing for system integrator IHI's customers.
WHY FLEXIBILITY IS NEEDED FOR WAREHOUSE AUTOMATION
While robotic automation has changed manufacturing over the past decades, it has yet to penetrate warehousing in a meaningful way. In this session, we will dig into why warehousing processes are difficult to automate and expand on our long-term vision for warehouse automation.