Huboo installs autonomous warehouse robot

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Logistics service provider Huboo has partnered with robotics and artificial intelligence company BotsAndUs to deploy the first fully autonomous robotic system in its warehouses across the UK.

BotsAndUs’s fully autonomous mobile and modular Mim robot measures, tracks and finds goods across warehouses without disrupting the workflow and provides real-time data at every stage of the process. Once installed, the robot uses state-of-the-art technology to build up a digital model and create insights into the storage of goods in the space, which will feed into its optimization program.

By engaging BotsAndUs, Huboo intends to use robotics and AI technology to improve the day-to-day life of its warehouse employees, optimize its operations, realize maximized efficiency and reduce costs. Physically demanding tasks like capacity planning, goods assessments and storage optimization are expected to be enhanced without taking work away from employees.

BotsAndUs is a data-driven technology company based in the UK. It uses artificial intelligence, autonomous systems, robotics and real-time digitalization of assets. Founded in 2015, its state-of-the-art robotics and AI products combine social sciences with human-centered design and cutting-edge engineering.

Nick Robson, head of robotics and automation at Huboo, commented, “As a technology company, data collection is critical to our efficiency and growth. We are excited to work with BotsAndUs on this application. The opportunity to capture live data can help drive real change to the industry.”

Paul Dodd, chief technology officer and co-founder of Huboo, said, “During the pandemic, we have clearly demonstrated the strength of our full-stack fulfillment solution at a time when the industry was facing severe challenges. Our unique hub model system has certainly made us stand out in our competitive industry. We’re proud of our fulfillment service that puts people at the heart of everything we do, and we’re always looking at ways to make life easier and better for our brilliant people. Our engagement with BotsAndUs and use of their robotics and AI will optimize our warehouse space, allowing us to reduce costs and improve performance while delivering a better working environment for everyone at our fulfillment centers.”

Oana Jinga, co-founder of BotsAndUs, added, “There is synergy between us and Huboo. We share a vision for the use of technology – we develop robotics and AI logistics solutions to drive better business decisions. Importantly, it’s about making life easier for humans rather than replacing them in operations. Huboo has created an amazing environment and culture, where people can be authentic. They make bold decisions with a focus on growing the business and being leaders in their field. We are both committed to supporting the industry and our clients on that journey. Our autonomous robotics platforms and computer vision will revolutionize acceptance and tracking processes in warehouses.”

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