Drone Deliveries: The Way Future Products Will Be Shipped?

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Drones use in warehouses
puga2006   1/14/2015 10:17:39 PM

I think there are opportunities to use drones in warehouses, one area where I could see them applied rightaway is counting pallet locations, either through barcode scanning or taking pictures and then converting those pictures into inventory counts (physical count or cycle count). This will work as long as there is no need to move the boxes or product that needs to be counted. Another opportunity is to move boxes from one area to another area, today warehouses use some form of conveyors with rollers on them, either smart or dumb, switching to using drones will provide the ability to reconfigure the starting point and ending point. Obviously these drones will have to lift a box of weight at least 20 lbs. and these drones will have to recognize moving obstacles such as fork lifts, reach trucks, order pickers, etc.

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