Robot and human harmony

4.25.19

The logistics market is set to grow to $12.5 billion by 2022. This growth is affecting the way logistic operations are managed. More than ever, it’s imperative that autonomous solutions stay relevant and adapt to meet these new and fluctuating business requirements.

Revolutionize human productivity through autonomous technology

Autonomous solutions are a necessary component of today’s warehouse. However, not all autonomous vehicles are created equal. Sustained competitive advantages that robots give derive from a solution that is always working, learning, sharing, adapting, and evolving as operations, customers, and the world change.

Intelligent self-driving vehicles provide the resilience and precision needed to work around the clock without diminishing the amount and quality of output. It’s time to revolutionize human productivity through autonomous technology.

Humans shouldn’t be bogged down by having to manage or work together with a robot. Our autonomous solutions communicate and share information with each other to meet the growing demands of distribution centers and allow humans to do more exciting work. This means that when one robot in a fleet knows something or learns something, all robots in the fleet know; what one robot learns, all robots learn.

Even with enhanced navigation and intellect, autonomous self-driving vehicles are only a portion of the solution. Rigid, set workflows cannot handle fluctuating fulfillment needs. Workflows must be malleable to meet shifting changes in operational needs, resources, and goals.

Orchestrating your workforce

Pivot.al is the world’s first orchestration engine, designed to evaluate all available work that must be accomplished, determine all available agents (diverse types of robots, human workers, or other equipment), and dynamically optimize task allocation amongst the robots.

Pivot.al tracks real-time information collected by the self-driving vehicles, agents, and other systems. It also allows for:

  • Power management and opportunistic charging
  • Traffic management
  • Performance monitoring
  • Real-time adjustments to shifting priorities or unexpected errors/delay; and
  • Optimal distribution of tasks based on current operational status.

Many distribution centers, 3PLs (Third Party Logistics), and manufacturing production plants produce more than 60 percent of their product in the fourth quarter to meet seasonal demand. In the past, organizations had to recruit, hire, and train temporary workers.

Instead of incurring the hiring costs of temporary staff, whose average wage has nearly doubled in the last five years, warehouse teams can quickly bring in new robots or repurpose existing ones between zones and even across warehouses. Vecna Robotics’ self-driving vehicles equipped with the power of Pivot.al contain the right level of autonomy, technology, and partner services to change, learn, and evolve — saving money and improving service in today and as the market expands.

 

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