The humble conveyor is no longer the symbol of warehouse automation. The robots are here.
We’ve seen countless iterations of technology for automating warehouses and factories over the decades, but somehow the conveyor remained the essence of that evolution. Until now. Autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) are increasingly supplanting conveyors in the warehouse. They’re far more flexible and varied in the tasks they can perform, and more suitable for meeting the demanding needs of omnichannel retailing. On this episode, we discuss the development of AMRs with Wes Reid, senior vice president of products and operations with IAM Robotics. We learn how these units are serving warehouses large and small. And we tackle the question of whether humans will have a role to play in the increasingly automated warehouse of the future. Hosted by Bob Bowman, Editor-in-Chief of SupplyChainBrain.
This episode is sponsored by IAM Robotics.
A blog post from IAM Robotics: “The Rise of Autonomous Mobile Robots.”
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