Demystifying Warehouse Robotics: Mobile Robots

In this blog, we embark on a journey to uncover the intricacies of warehouse robotics, dissecting its functions and widespread applications in mobile robots. We explore the fundamental features, learning in-depth how these automated systems maximise warehouse productivity. We unravel these robots’ roles in increasing productivity, from expedited picking and sorting to practical transportation of goods.

Additionally, we examine the cross-industry adaptability of warehouse robotics, establishing how these advancements redefine logistics in the manufacturing, retail, and distribution domains

What is warehouse robotics? 

The use of automated machinery and systems to optimise and streamline various tasks in a warehouse environment is known as warehouse robotics. These robots can sort, pick, pack, and transport goods because they have sophisticated sensors, AI-driven software, and mechanical capabilities. By leveraging robotics, warehouses can significantly increase efficiency, accuracy, and speed in handling inventory while reducing manual labour and operational costs.

Functions of Warehouse Robotics

Types of Mobile Robots in Warehouse Robotics

1. Autonomous Mobile Robot: Dynamo 

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With the help of LiDAR sensors and computer vision, our autonomous mobile robot Dynamo skilfully manages up to 2500 kg of materials, guaranteeing smooth navigation and secure mobility in warehouse environments.

Capabilities:  Functions:

1. Autonomous movement for efficient material handling.
Carries loads up to 2500 kg.

2. Equipped with LiDAR sensors and computer vision technology.

3. Utilises safety sensors and mapping technology for obstacle avoidance.

4. Navigates without human intervention.

1. Facilitates seamless transport of goods. 

2. Ensures safety by manoeuvring around people, equipment, and inventory.

3. Performs tasks with advanced navigational precision.

2. Robotic Sorter: Zippy

Our cutting-edge sorting robot, Zippy, uses grid-based ground markers and obstacle detection to sort SKUs efficiently and quickly at high speeds while remaining cost-efficient. 

Capabilities Functions

1. Obstacle detection technology

2. Grid-based ground markers for intelligent sortation

3. Utilises AI-driven algorithms and sensors for precise item identification.

4. High-speed sorting capability of up to 30,000 sorts/hour

5. 99.9% accurate SKU-level sorting

1. Performs SKU-wise intelligent sortation.

2. Transfers items to designated locations accurately.

3. Optimises warehouse operations by addressing demand fluctuations.

4. Enhances overall efficiency through speed and accuracy.

3. Multi carton picking mobile robot: Veloce

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Our state-of-the-art Multi Carton Picking Mobile Robot is intended to transform warehouse operations. Grid-based navigation simplifies multi-level carton storage and retrieval without extra infrastructure and enables effective handling. 

Capabilities Functions

1. A fleet of robots uses grid-based navigation routes to store and pick up carton loads more effectively.

2. Brings required cartons directly to order pickers, eliminating manual searching and travel within the warehouse.

3. Reduces labour costs and enhances picking accuracy and speed for streamlined order fulfilment.

1. Enables multi-level storage and retrieval seamlessly.

2. Collaborates in grid-based navigation for optimised operations.

3. Streamlines order fulfilment with speed and accuracy.

4. Vertical Sortation Robot: SortIE

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Our cutting-edge Vertical Sortation Robot transforms warehouse operations with AI-enabled sorting automation, guaranteeing precise and effective packet sorting across various heights.

Capabilities Functions

1.AI-enabled sorting automation for enhanced scalability and speed in warehouse operations.

2. Travels on a dedicated track, sorting packets to designated locations at various heights.

3. Ensures accurate sortation using an efficient belt mechanism and precise machine control.

4. Maximises efficiency, reduces errors, and enhances productivity through advanced technology and intelligent algorithms.

5. Redefines order fulfilment strategies in distribution centres, warehouses, and industrial facilities.

1. Executes AI-enabled sorting for scalability and speed enhancement.

2. Redefines order fulfilment strategies in distribution centres, warehouses, and industrial facilities.

5. Rail Guided Vehicle: Travect 

The pallets are quickly and safely moved along predefined paths, optimising warehouse, and factory logistics.

Capabilities Functions

1. Enables high throughput and swift movement of pallets in warehouses and factories.

2. Utilises predetermined tracks or rails for precise movement, ensuring speed and accuracy.

3. Reduces operating costs and enhances safety with controlled and predictable actions.

4. Connects different warehouse areas for efficient goods transportation.

5. Offers an economical and flexible alternative to rigid conveyor systems.

1. Swiftly moves pallets along predetermined paths for high throughput.



2. Ensures precise and controlled movement for increased safety.

Advantages of Warehouse robotics: Mobile Robots

Applications of Mobile Robots in warehouse robotics across industries 

Addverb’s Robotic solutions for revolutionizing warehouse operations 

Our speciality at Addverb is providing innovative solutions in warehouse robotics. Our cutting-edge mobile robots serve a range of sectors, such as manufacturing, distribution & logistics, and e-commerce. 

Wrapping Up 

Warehouse robotics usher in a new era of industrial automation by transforming the operations of various industries. These solutions maximize productivity and security in e-commerce, manufacturing, logistics, and distribution with their streamlined tasks, accurate navigation, and adaptable applications. Adopting warehouse robotics is a step forward, offering increased productivity and adaptability to meet contemporary business needs.

FAQs

1. How do mobile robots enhance warehouse efficiency?

Mobile robots optimize warehouse efficiency by automating tasks like picking, sorting, and transportation, reducing operational time and labour costs.

2. What benefits do mobile robots offer in warehouse settings?

Mobile robots improve inventory management and logistics by enabling precise navigation, minimizing errors, and maximizing throughput.

3. What are Addverb’s Dynamo’s autonomous mobile robot’s key features?

Dynamo, our autonomous mobile robot, is equipped with LiDAR sensors, computer vision, and advanced navigation capabilities, enabling efficient material movement of up to 100 kg within warehouses.

4. What kind of interfaces do warehouse robots have with the current warehouse management systems (WMS)?

Modern warehouse robots are built to seamlessly integrate with WMS through compatible software interfaces to facilitate effective communication and coordination for tasks like inventory management, order fulfilment, and tracking within the overall warehouse infrastructure.

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