Our Chief Commercial Officer Tim Ensor will deliver an intralogistics talk at the RoboBusiness Europe conference – part of the First International Robotics week, on April 20th, 2017.
The International Robotics Week unites RoboBusiness Europe, TUS Expo and ROS-Industrial Summit trade fairs and conferences, making it one of the largest robotics events in the world. More than 4000 industry leaders and professionals from around the world are expected to attend. The conferences will be held at the World Forum in The Hague, and there is an extensive program of events in and around the city of Delft.
Tim’s presentation: “Delivering promises – a tough job for robots in logistics?” will examine a number of different robotic approaches currently being developed for logistics and consider which approaches are best suited to different logistic requirements. He’ll also share his thoughts on robotic applications that can be put into service today and discuss areas where challenges remain to deliver on the promises being made by proponents of robotics.
Reflecting on some of the current applications of logistics robots, Tim said:
“With the explosion of online retail and the natural fit of robotics being employed to move physical materials, it’s no surprise that we’re seeing a surge in robots being developed for the logistics sector. However, within logistics, there are many use-cases with differing requirements and economics. Whilst there are common themes, one size does not fit all.”
In addition to Tim’s presentation, we’ll be showcasing our most recent project – a robotic customer fulfilment platform for Ocado – the world’s largest dedicated online grocery retailer, at our stand B310.
Our friendly experts will be on hand throughout the three-day event to explain the process behind the development of the project including design, prototyping, software development, testing, manufacture and assembly. If you can’t make the event to chat to us in person, don’t fret, you can get all the details on our case study here, or on our press release here.