Huboo has teamed-up with London-based robotics and artificial intelligence company BotsAndUs, as we deploy our first fully autonomous state-of-the-art robotic system.
BotsAndUs is a data-driven technology company using artificial intelligence, autonomous systems and robotics that is transforming the logistics industry through automation and real-time digitization of assets. Founded in 2015, their state-of-the-art robotics and AI products combine social sciences with human-centred design and cutting-edge engineering. Mim, their fully autonomous mobile and modular robot measures, tracks and finds goods across warehouses without workflow disruption and provides real-time data at every stage of the process.
This joint venture will allow us to utilise cutting-edge, independently built technology that will further develop the performance of our fulfilment centres. By engaging BotsAndUs, Huboo will use UK-manufactured robotics and AI technology to further enhance the day-to-day life of their warehouse employees, optimising their operations, realising maximised efficiency and reducing costs.
The robots will use state-of-the-art technology to scan the entire warehouse, building up a digital model for real-time analysis and insights on storage of goods in their space, which will feed into their optimisation programme. This technology will also make our business more technically efficient, with less physically strenuous routines for workers compared to traditional warehouse operations. Physically demanding tasks like capacity planning, goods assessments, and storage optimisation will be enhanced without taking work away from employees.
Huboo’s Head of Robotics and Automation, Nick Robson said:
“As a technology company, data collection is critical to our efficiency and growth. We are excited to work with BotsAndUs on this application; the opportunity to capture live data can help drive real change to the industry.”
Huboo CIO and Co-founder, Paul Dodd, has reflected on Huboo’s achievements:
“During the pandemic, we have clearly demonstrated the strength of our full-stack fulfilment solution at a time when the industry was facing severe challenges. Our unique Hub Model system has certainly made us stand out in our competitive industry. We’re proud of our fulfilment service that puts people at the heart of everything we do, and we’re always looking at ways to make life easier and better for our brilliant people. Our engagement with BotsAndUs and use of their robotics and AI will optimise our warehouse space, allowing us to reduce costs and improve performance, while delivering a better working environment for our everyone at our fulfilment centres.”
The new partnership will allow BotsAndUs to showcase their greatly advanced technology. Co-Founder, Oana Jinga, has spoken positively of the collaboration:
“There is synergy between us and Huboo. We share a vision for the use of technology – we develop robotics and AI logistics solutions to drive better business decisions. Importantly, it’s about making life easier for humans rather than replacing them from operations. Huboo have created an amazing environment and culture, where people can be authentic. They make bold decisions with a focus on growing the business and being leaders in their field. We are both committed to supporting the industry and our clients on that journey. Our autonomous robotics platforms and computer vision will revolutionise acceptance and tracking processes in warehouses.”
For a better understanding, you can watch BotsAndUs’ technology online: