8 Types of Warehouse Robots by Application

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Automated storage and retrieval systems

Automated storage and retrieval systems are commonly used for order picking and storage as well as assembly line optimization, replenishment, and returns. This makes them a particularly popular choice for e-commerce and retail warehouses.

In fact, retail giant Alibaba said it reduced its warehouse labor by 70% after implementing an ASRS, resulting in tripled output.

ASRS systems are highly customizable, which makes it difficult to determine specific sizes, prices, and the like. These factors will all depend on the specific project, facility, and operations. The table here shows which types of robots are commonly used in such systems and which cost factors to keep in mind.

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1. Automated forklifts

2. Towing AGVs

3. Unit load and heavy burden carriers

4. Automated storage and retrieval systems

5. Articulated robot arms

6. Automated guided carts

7. Autonomous inventory robots

8. Unmanned aerial vehicles

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