EMERYVILLE, Calif., March 2022, /PRNewswire/– Covariant is a world-class AI Robotics company that surveyed more than 300 logistics professionals about their current challenges in fulfillment and priorities for investment in technology and opinions about AI Robotics. Before MODEX 2022, which is the largest global supply chain exhibition taking place from March 28-31 in Atlanta, GA, the company sought to know the plans of logistics experts to implement AI robotics to streamline the process of picking warehouses.
Some of the findings from the survey indicate a record-high of interest in AI Robotics and planned investment across various material handling tasks like sortation, inductions, good-to-person order selection, and depalletization.
“Savvy logistics experts believe that the latest technology of smart automation AI Robotics, will tackle a variety of the most common fulfillment center issues,” shared Peter Chen, the CEO of Covariant. “We’ve reached a point of critical importance that is technologically viable. Covariant robots operate autonomouslyand frequently surpass conventional operations, delivering an impressive business case. As supply chain issues continue to strain warehouses, prospective customers are becoming more eager to take advantage of the solutions we offer.”
Notable discoveries include:
- About half of those polled believe that intelligent robots are intelligent enough to run pick-and-place stations reliably.
- Of this category, one in four is already using AI-powered robots or is implementing them.
- The major obstacles to adoption could be divided into two areas that are important to the majority of people who said they are yet to test AI Robotics:
- Uncertainty about ROI or inadvertently ignoring new commercial models like Robot-as-as-a-Service (RaaS) -35% are worried implementing a solution will be too costly.
- In a chaotic market, 16% of respondents are overwhelmed by the various nuances of solutions available and the difficulty in assessing the differentiators between each.
- Covariant client Ed Shapiro, Director of Engineering at 3PL Capacity, acknowledged his similar sentiments at first “When starting out it’s difficult to comprehend the impact AI-powered technology could affect your particular operations, however Covariant demonstrated their expertise at throughout the process. Beginning by establishing their own assessment system that allows measuring performance, through the development of an ROI-focused RaaS commercial model and all the way to ensuring a full-scale deployment’s success, Covariant demonstrated technical expertise as well as superior performance and immediate benefit. We’re excited to help others gain knowledge from our approach by giving a presentation the results at MODEX.”
- Covariant and Capacity are co-hosting an educational seminar on the deployment of AI Robots and the best practices for their use on March 29th, 2022. Participants will leave with a glimpse of one of the most advanced implementations in the field of AI Robotics that can’t be seen anywhere else.
- Alongside the seminar, Covariant will be demoing their AI-powered robotic systems to aid in warehouse automation in Booth #C4592, along with three other vendors, including ABB (Booth #B4004), KNAPP (Booth #B6811 and #B6819) as well as Bastian (Booth #B5619) which will also demonstrate their physical robots powered by Covariant Brain.
In 2017, Covariant was founded by pioneers of artificial intelligence technology; Covariant offers intelligent warehouse automation solutions designed specifically for fulfillment centers that perform more efficiently and at less cost. The Covariant Brain is a universal AI robotic platform that allows physical robots to interact and learn from changing environments and achieve complete autonomy. With offices across North America, Europe, and Asia, Covariant has fully automated a range of pick-and-place applications that include order sorting and item induction, good-to-person ordering, and depalletization for many different customers around the world in industries such as Fashion/Apparel, Health, and Beauty, Pharmaceutical, Industrial Supply, Parcel, Logistics, and General eCommerce Merchandise.