Croatia Post tests Gideon Brothers mobile robots
Croatian Post has launched a pilot-project with Gideon Brothers, a manufacturer of autonomous mobile robots powered by AI & Visual Perception, to use their robots in its new sorting centre near Zagreb.
Gideon Brothers’ pallet-carrying autonomous mobile robots are to support the growth of the Croatian Post’s core business, as the central pillar of their „Post 2022” strategy.
By introducing robots into their operations, the company wants to follow Industry 4.0 trends by connecting digital and internet-based systems to establish communication between machines, people, and product and business systems.
Croatian Post expects to reduce the costs of providing services, shorten the service cycle, and increase efficiency by working with robotic systems. The pilot project will be implemented over the next four months in the high-rack warehouse and the sorting facility. Employees who will work with the robots will be trained during this period.
In Croatian Post’s warehouse, the robots will assist with the picking and transport of mail, and in the sorting facility, will transport mail from vehicles to processing locations that prepare mail and packages for delivery.
In total, the self-driving logistics robots can carry loads of up to 800 kilograms, and they can safely manoeuvre around people, equipment and other moving machines. Its autonomy technology is based on visual perception that combines deep learning (AI) with stereoscopic cameras to create a new generation of robotic vision.
Croatian Post sees this project as a sign that it’s open to new opportunities brought by technology that can provide a competitive advantage.