Stocktaking with drones
After almost two years of development, a fully-automatic warehouse inventory solution using drones has been perfected by Geodis and Delta Drone. The system will be operational at the end of 2018.
More than 1,000 flight hours across three pilot warehouses were required to arrive at this solution, which allows companies to perform completely automatic warehouse inventories without interrupting their usual operations or requiring any human intervention.
The solution combines a ground-based robot and a quadcopter drone equipped with four high-definition cameras that operate autonomously when a site is closed.
The tests conducted during the initial development phase have shown that the solution enables a warehouse inventory to be managed reliably with rates close to 100%. (mw)