‘Follow me’ robots improve warehouse productivity

Humans and robots are working together to take laborious manual handling time away from the warehouse and speed up processes.

Unipart Logistics is trialling a digital solution – Autonomous Intelligent Vehicles (AIVs) – which can halve picking times for employees, reduce the physical intensity of their work and pass on efficiencies to customers.

AIVs can be set to either follow the picker as they perform tasks around the warehouse or made autonomous to take products to predetermined locations for onward distribution.

This new technology is already increasing productivity at Unipart’s Volkswagen contract in Tamworth as part of the trial, as well as reducing physical strain on employees who no longer have to push heavy trolleys.

Watch the short video below to find out more.