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.