The Next Generation of Automated Warehouses

Automation has impacted a wide range of areas, but perhaps nowhere more so than in retailing, where machines have been increasingly deployed in areas such as stock control and logistics.

It’s perhaps no surprise therefore, that Amazon are spearheading such efforts to automate retailing, with their Robotics Challenge a key aspect of their attempts.

One of the more interesting entrants from the challenge, which concluded recently, was the team from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology’s (KIT) Institute for Materials Handling and Logistics.

“In an exciting week with three intensive competition days we mastered several challenges and learned a lot,” the team say. “It was a big success for our young team to be able to compete with the best in the world in Japan.”

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