The media has created quite a buzz since news broke last week about Avidbots providing Neo floor cleaning robots to DHL Supply Chain for use in multiple warehouses it manages across North America. Just part of a larger push to deploy the latest automation technologies, DHL hosted a Media Day to celebrate the grand opening of its new Innovation Center in Chicago, highlighting Neo and other robotic technologies to journalists from around the globe.
The RobotReport article, DHL Innovation Center displays state of warehouse robotics, written by Steve Crowe, is especially noteworthy in its coverage on automated warehouse robots.
The RobotReport spoke to Matthias Heutger, Global Head of Innovation and Commercial Development at DHL. “We are on the verge of the rise of robots in warehousing. The majority of work done in warehouses — 70% to 80% — is still manual. There’s a huge opportunity right now, especially driven by e-commerce. We are not able to cope with the volume, neither in delivery or in fulfillment. We need to find new ways of doing it,” says Heutger.
“In the past, the problem was that automation wasn’t flexible enough and was too cost-intensive,” continues Heutger, “Now with collaborative robots, increased computing power, and lower costs, we see a huge investment in implementing robotics in our warehouses.”
The article includes a video of Avidbots Neo being demonstrated in a DHL warehouse. Click on the video above to see Neo in action! You’ll see how Neo intelligently navigates around obstacles such as trash cans, learn the value of tracking performance, and find out how large an area the floor cleaning robot can cover in just four hours.
In addition, here are just some of the posts about Avidbots, DHL, and floor cleaning robots:
Want to learn more about how Avidbots is working with DHL Supply Chain to deploy Neo floor cleaning robots in select warehouses it manages in North America? Be sure to check out our news post, Avidbots Provides Neo Robots in Select DHL-Managed Warehouses in North America.