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DHL Robots ‘not here to replace but work alongside’ Human Colleagues

Posted December 23, 2016

Under Economic Issues, Logistics & Supply Chain Issues

(Alexander Whiteman – The Loadstar)

DHL employees may be getting an unusual Christmas present, following the European trial of “collaborative” warehouse robots.

Supplied by Rethink Robotics, Sawyer and Baxter are warehouse robots being trialled across the continent on tasks including assembly, kitting, packaging and pre-retail services.

A spokesperson for DHL told The Loadstar this morning that the robots would work alongside, rather than replace, staff in improving efficiencies across the supply chain.

“Looking and talking about how new technologies can be applied in our dynamic industry is part of DHL’s responsibility as industry leader. How these are applied, and how they support and work alongside humans across the supply chain are key to our research. Click here to read more.