A swarm of autonomous robots works 24 7 in a Hong Kong warehouse. They are not just working hard, they are working smart, as they operate, they get better at their job.
Autonomous Mobile Robots are developed by Chinese startup Geek As they move around the warehouse they are guided by QR codes on the floor, and using AI they are able to make their own decisions, including what direction to travel and what route to take to their destination.
A team tracks these movements and uses the data to improve their algorithms to make the robots more efficient.
Geek says more than 15,000 robots are in more than 30 countries, including in Nike and Decathlon warehouses. Lit Fung, the Managing Director of Operations, said that robots that become more efficient over time helps companies meet demands for fast delivery, as well as reduce labor costs and human error.
He says that everyone is looking for an automation solution to apply to their warehouse.