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Geodis unveils automated drone-based warehouse inventory solution

After almost two years of development, logistics firm Geodis and technology developer Delta Drone have unveiled their automatic warehouse inventory solution.

The prototype combines a ground-based transportation robot with a quadcopter drone, which has been equipped with four high-definition cameras, to perform automatic warehouse inventories without interrupting operations.

Equipped with indoor geolocation technology, the drone system operates autonomously during the hours the site is closed.

From a software perspective, the solution enables the counting and reporting of data in real time, the processing of such data, and its restitution in the warehouse’s information system.

Having clocked more than 1,000 flight hours in prototype mode across three pilot warehouses, the solution has now been perfected with accuracy rates close to 100%.

Geodis now aims to create a complete plug-and-play solution that can be easily moved from one warehouse to another. Geodis plans to officially launch the system at the end of 2018.

April 16, 2018

Written by Daniel Symonds


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