Inventory is probably one of the most unpopular tasks in companies where warehousing and stockpiling play a role. In many cases, stocktaking of goods and merchandise is still done manually – with the corresponding deployment of personnel. That there is another way is shown by the start-up Doks.innovation. It enables inventory taking by means of intelligent drone technology almost fully automatically. This article is based on the unique List of the 200 largest logistics companies in Germany.
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Combination of drone, rover and AI software
The solution from Doks.innovation is brand new and will only be ready for the market in October 2020. It combines intelligent software, drone deployment and autonomous driving. The concept: a self-controlling floor vehicle – called a rover – moves systematically through the rows of shelves in the warehouse. The rover is connected by cable to a drone, which records the stock on the shelves – for example pallets or stored goods – with a “view from above” using sophisticated camera technology. The captured data is analysed with an AI application to create a digital image of the storage space. Alternatively, Doks.innovation also offers a solution with cameras permanently mounted on hall ceilings. Which one is more suitable depends on the type of warehouse.
In any case, the drone inventory offers users many advantages. It saves time and costs, because the time-consuming deployment of personnel can be dispensed with. A desired positive side-effect is the reduction of the accident risk, which should not be underestimated when taking inventory in high-bay warehouses. Doks.innovation GmbH was founded in 2017 and specializes in drone and sensor technology in the fields of logistics, manufacturing industry and automotive. In addition to Kassel, the start-up is also represented by offices in Dortmund and Hamburg.
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