Tech Startup Creates Indoor Flying Robots
USA – IFM (Intelligent Flying Machines)is using autonomous drones to automate data capture inside warehouses, streamlining the process of managing inventory.The drones are claimed to work with “centimeter accuracy” meaning they can capture data without direct human oversight. They are designed to be deployed between shifts, taking off, scanning the shelves and landing for recharge independently. The system integrates with existing warehouse management software: information is gathered via scan, uploaded and cross referenced with the company’s existing inventory. If errors are spotted, they are sent automatically to tablets kept at the end of each aisle. Warehouse staff can then check these tablets at the start of each shift to see if anything is missing. The process takes on average 20 minutes, depending on the size of the warehouse and the number of drones deployed.