Tuesday, December 4, 2018
“[I]n the early days of robots people said, ‘Oh, let’s build a robot’ and what’s the first thought? You make a robot look like a human and do human things. That’s so 1950s. We are so past that.”
– Neil deGrasse Tyson –
Last week, DHL Supply Chain announced a $300M investment to dramatically increase robotization in 60% of their North American warehouses. According to DHL, the robots improve overall productivity by 25%, picking productivity by more than 100% and processing capacity by 30%. With increasingly flexible robotic platforms like Baxter now available to the SMB market, the question isn’t when, but how, they’ll show up in your industry. Click here or here for more information on DHL’s efforts and get ready… because the robots are coming.