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Industrial Robotics Applications in Warehousing and Distribution

In this podcast, SICK experts discuss the ways in which automation beyond mobile robots can improve throughput and accuracy.


Industrial robotics can be useful in warehouses as well as in factories.
Learn how industrial robots can pick, sort, and inspect items moving through warehouses and distribution centers from experts at SICK in this podcast.

While fleets of autonomous mobile robots are growing in warehouses and distribution centers, industrial robots are not confined to factories and can help with numerous applications. Labor shortages, e-commerce demand, and the desire for more reliable supply chains are contributing to the growing interest in automation.

In this pocast, panelists discussed the expanding role of industrial robots with advanced sensors and software in warehouse operations. The experts from leading sensor provider SICK discussed the following in this Robotics Applications Podcast episode:

  • The types of industrial robots used in warehousing and logistics
  • Common applications, such as induction, palletizing, picking, and truck loading
  • How financing models such as robotics as a service (RaaS) make automation more accessible to small and midsize enterprises
  • Recent technology developments driving new applications, such as machine learning and collaborative robots


  • Nick Longworth, senior systems application engineer at SICK
  • Bruce Muir, director of distribution automation at SICK
  • Eugene Demaitre, editorial director of Robotics 24/7, Peerless Media

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Industrial robotics can be useful in warehouses as well as in factories.

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