Cobots : the future of warehouse automation
08 February 2022
08 February 2022
It is important for warehouses to manage and automate customer and / or supplier order processes, to optimize picking but also deliveries to do the best thing and satisfy customers. We then speak of artificial intelligence at the heart of warehouses. For example, there are cobots also called collaborative robots.
This technology already present in warehouses improves the efficiency of the logistics chain: preparation of orders, transport of goods, picking and all other essential actions in warehouses.
Cobot, also called collaborative robot, enables automation by artificial intelligence in warehouses. This robot is designed to be used in both e-commerce and automotive work environments to facilitate or even avoid painful, repetitive and sometimes dangerous actions for workers.
The cobot does not replace human warehouse labor, it is an additional aid to increase productivity. Indeed, thanks to the collective robot, workers are more careful. This innovation enables automation by artificial intelligence or machine learning.
Generally, the repetitive actions and sometimes sources of error in the warehouse are the logistics activities.
To better manage this robotization, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has implemented a standard called: ISO / TS 15066: 2016 ("robots and robotic devices")
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The cobot corresponds to a collaborative machine which acts as an assistant / help to warehouse operators.
The classic industrial robot corresponds to a machine, but which aims to replace all human actions to gain in productivity.
What are the differences between the two definitions ?
Industrial robots :
Artificial intelligence is essential in the warehouse. It will replace manual and tedious jobs but will cover new profiles and sectors of activity.
The cobot and collaborative robotics will increase the efficiency and productivity of warehouses so as not to lose jobs and guarantee end-to-end security.
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