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Mobile robots

01 February 2019

Fulfilment firm Radial has partnered with Locus Robotics on autonomous mobile robots for warehouses.

The Locus solution will enable Radial to increase warehouse efficiency and improve workplace quality, ensuring that retail customers, are able to scale operations and more meet shipping deadlines. LocusBots are designed to operate safely alongside human workers, autonomously traveling to picking locations, minimising unproductive worker walking time - decreasing employee fatigue while increasing throughput.

Locus's robots also help onboard new Radial employees, so they can get to work faster. The Locus solution is equipped with multi-language capabilities and an easy-to-use tablet-based interface, helping Radial to onboard new employees without spending significant time and resources on training and development.

"Every year we hire more than 20,000 seasonal workers for the peak holiday season," said Sean McCartney, executive vice president, operations services, at Radial. "By partnering with Locus Robotics, we are able to decrease the time associated with training and integrating staff into our workforce. Now, our workers are able to spend more time completing skilled tasks that deliver value directly to the client, leaving them more fulfilled in their roles."

 
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