LOGISTICS

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Lights-out logistics

Could computer vision be the key to fully autonomous warehouses? Benjamin Skuse investigates

The HD-1500 from Omron can handle payloads of up to 1,500kg, making it possible to automate tasks that would normally need a forklift truck. Credit: Omron

Sensor fusion gets robots roving around factories

Susan Curtis explores the burgeoning world of autonomous mobile robots

Delivering on e-commerce

Warehouses are becoming highly automated facilities that rely to a large extent on vision, as Abigail Williams discovers

Delivering in time for Christmas

Last minute Christmas shopping might be the norm for some, but how do logistics companies and retailers meet the Christmas rush? Rob Ashwell finds out

Special delivery

With Christmas fast approaching, staff at distribution hubs of retailers as well as the postal service will be working exceptionally hard. Tom Eddershaw investigates how machine vision can help automate processing packages at distribution centres to get presents delivered in time for Christmas

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