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GEODIS and DELTA DRONE Confirm Development of Drone Based Warehouse Inventory Solution

GEODIS and DELTA DRONE Confirm Development of Drone Based Warehouse Inventory Solution
Danny Gill

GEODIS is teaming up with DELTA DRONE to develop a drone based warehouse inventory management solution. The joint development project is focused on developing a solution for automated warehouse inventory using drones. The system, which ensures data counting and reporting in real time, aims to integrate the entire value chain, including data processing and retrieval in the GEODIS information system (WMS).

The initial development phase of this unique project has come to a successful conclusion following extensive testing in real-life conditions at the sites of Saint-Ouen-l’Aumône (near Paris) and Plaisance-du-Touch (near Toulouse). The initial prototype demonstrated all the potential of a fully developed system. It comprises a quad copter drone fit with high-resolution cameras and a ground-based robot equipped with a battery providing the necessary energy for the system. Capable of identifying pallets in low-light conditions, the solution is operated using several dedicated electronics and computer systems.

The final delivery of a completed prototype is planned for first-quarter 2017, followed by the start of the industrial development phase prior to the start-up of operational use at the warehouses of GEODIS and its customers in France and internationally. For more information on the project, check out the video below.

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Danny Gill

Danny is currently a Contributing Writer for Airfreight Logistics and Logistics Manager (LM) and is quite the foodie. He’s always on the hunt for new and exciting dishes to sample, and is never one to back down from a spicy challenge. His travels have taken him around the world, and he’s been able to experience many different cultures (and food).

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