Boston Dynamics, a robotics company based in the United States, unveiled Stretch, a new robot built to execute one particular task: moving boxes in warehouses.
The ‘Stretch’ box-moving robot was created to meet the growing demand for modular automation solutions in the logistics sector.
Stretch is Boston Dynamics’ first robot for a single mission, focused on requests from businesses around the world, according to Michael Perry, Vice President of business development.
The ‘Stretch’ box-moving robot was created to meet the growing demand for modular automation solutions in the logistics sector. This has occurred as a result of the rise in e-commerce demand. The usage and burden of warehouses are increasing as more people use e-commerce. Also, the number of boxes that are supplied and shipped is enormous.
Stretch is equipped with a small mobile base that enables it to maneuver through confined spaces in current warehouses without requiring them to be reconfigured for automation. It has a smart-gripper arm and sophisticated sensing and computer vision cameras that can recognize and manage a wide range of packaged and shrink-wrapped items.
Boston Dynamics will make its debut in the fast-growing warehouse automotive sector with the introduction of the robot Stretch. It is obvious that this robot was designed especially for use in warehouses and distribution centers.
It is also intended to improve workplace safety when performing physically challenging activities that could endanger human life. Companies should expect to save money on fixed automation costs once they start using this robot’s services.
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