Robots in Warehouses; the future is happening now

Monday, June 5th, 2017

 

Steve Banker

Steve Banker

Logistics expert, Steve Banker, wrote in Forbes magazine ‘in 2009, I saw the Kiva robots [now renamed ‘Amazon robots’] for the first time and knew it would eventually change the face of warehousing.”

Steve entitled the report “Warehouse 2025” thinking that would be how long it would take for these types of robots to become mainstream. But it seems that was too conservative and Amazon is now using over 30,000 of these robots in their facilities.

One of our Retail Hive Partners, DHL has published the report, ‘Robotics in Logistics’ revealing how even today, collaborative robots are becoming an essential part of supply chains.

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