Why Flexibility Is Needed for Warehouse Automation

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. We'll also explore why the approach Boston Dynamics' systems take to dealing with variety in a robot's operating environment is critical to success, and the near & mid-term steps Boston Dynamics is taking to unlock the enormous potential of this market.

This session was originally presented at ProMat DX.

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Boston Dynamics is uniquely positioned to make warehouse automation a practical reality as a leader in mobility, dexterity and intelligence. This session will shed light on the advanced robotics being developed at Boston Dynamics and how these capabilities are being applied.

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Case Study


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.

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