Are Robotic Fork Lifts the future?

You almost certainly saw this coming. For decades, various media portrayed robots performing the manual tasks we don’t want to do. That vision is finally coming to fruition in today’s modern warehouse.

Photo: Our Junior Robo Engineer operating his fork lift.

Retailers and distributors deploy automated robotics solutions for the storage and retrieval of goods within the warehouse. Amazon’s Kiva robots are currently the gold standard in warehousing robotics.

There is obviously a big difference between AGVs and driverless forklifts and whilst the technology is still quite new, it seems to be promising. The great thing about the technology is that even if “robot forklifts” do become the new norm, there will still be jobs for people who will need to be trained to control them – just not drive them.

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