29 Apr '15, 11am

Fetch Robotics Introduces Fetch and Freight: Your Warehouse Is Now Automated

However, designing robots for environments like this has proven to be tricky. Warehouses are structured environments, which helps, but you’ve still got an enormous amount of variability in products to be picked, long distances to traverse, aggressive uptime requirements, humans to avoid accidentally murderizing, and on top of it all, robots have to be either more cost effective than people, or they have to augment an existing human workforce to make them more efficient. If your robot can’t unambiguously pull all of this off, it’s not going to make it in a warehouse, and Fetch Robotics thinks that their two-robot solution has what it takes.

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/industrial-ro...