The Warehouse’s Most Diligent Worker
In e-commerce warehouses, the process of fulfilling a customer order traditionally begins with an employee navigating the warehouse shelves, locating the product that’s been purchased, collecting it by hand, placing it in a cart, and then finally taking it to a packaging section. This process is time intensive and requires a large number of employees. With Robee, however, the process proceeds very differently: the shelves where the products are located are moved to stations reserved for personnel. Robee lifts up the shelf on which the product is stored and brings it to the designated collection station for retrieval. Robee also undertakes the task of storing new inventory on the warehouse shelves in its designated place. Robee guarantees that collection and handling operations in warehouses are fast, error-free, and safe, as well as more efficient: hundreds of Robees can run for hours without the need for even such basic comforts as lighting and ventilation. They also are able to self-charge by going to a charging station when their battery, which lasts 6–8 hours, drops to a critically low level.