Smart Warehouse Logistics in the Age of Industry 4.0
An Intelligent Reach Truck With Basler Time-of- Flight Cameras Makes It Possible
The intelligent, driverless reach trucks developed as part of a research project learn to orient themselves based on their environment. They take advantage of an initial human-guided tour of the facility to note all aspects of their environment. Speech or gesture commands can be used for easy command of the vehicles. When a warehouse worker issues a command such as „Store this pallet on shelf 3,“ the vehicle can interpret both the spoken word and the associated gesture. It can reliably identify which of many different potential pallets is desired. The reach truck then performs the requested storage, fetching or repositioning task completely autonomously. Basler ToF Cameras are employed in this intelligent reach truck.