British robotics and AI company – BotsAndUs – has been brought in by Huboo to deploy its fully autonomous state-of-the-art robotic system across its UK-based warehouse and fulfilment centres.
By engaging BotsAndUs, Huboo will use UK-manufactured robotics and AI technology to further enhance the day-to-day life of its warehouse employees, optimising operations, realising maximised efficiency and reducing costs. The robots will use state of the art technology to scan the entire warehouse, building up a digital model for real time analysis and insights on storage of goods in their space, which will feed into the optimisation programme.
Launched in 2017, Bristol-based Huboo – a fast-growing and multi award-winning fulfilment technology provider with operations in the UK and mainland Europe – has revolutionised the world of eCommerce fulfilment. It utilises sustainable and human-centric methods to support a wide range of online retailers, including largescale, medium and small businesses in electronics, food and drink and cosmetics.
Huboo’s unique hub model uses micro-warehouses, managed by teams of operatives who act as an extension of the brands that they’re fulfilling orders for. By combining best-in-class technology with talented people, Huboo creates the optimum customer experience for its clients.
Paul Dodd, CTO and Co-Founder of Huboo said: “During the pandemic, we have clearly demonstrated the strength of our full-stack fulfilment solution at a time when the industry was facing severe challenges. Our unique hub model system has certainly made us stand out in our competitive industry. We’re proud of our fulfilment service that puts people at the heart of everything we do, and we’re always looking at ways to make life easier and better for our brilliant people. Our engagement with BotsAndUs and use of its robotics and AI will optimise Huboo’s warehouse space, allowing us to reduce costs and improve performance, while delivering a better working environment for our everyone at our fulfilment centres.
Oana Jinga, BotsAndUs Co-Founder said: “There is great synergy between us and Huboo. We share a vision for the use of technology – we develop robotics and AI logistics solutions to drive better business decisions. Importantly, it’s about making life easier for humans rather than replacing them from operations. Huboo has created an amazing environment and culture, where people can be authentic. They make bold decisions with a focus on growing the business and being leaders in their field. We are both committed to supporting the industry and our clients on that journey. Our autonomous robotics platforms and computer vision will revolutionise acceptance and tracking processes in warehouses.”
Nick Robson, Huboo’s Head of Robotics said: “As a technology company, data collection is critical to our efficiency and growth. We are excited to work with BotsAndUs on this application; the opportunity to capture live data can help drive real change to the industry.”
BotsAndUs is a London-based data-driven technology company using artificial intelligence, autonomous systems and robotics that is transforming the logistics industry through automation and real time digitisation of assets. Founded in 2015, its state-of-the-art robotics and AI products combine social sciences with human-centred design and cutting-edge engineering. Mim, their fully autonomous mobile and modular robot measures, tracks and finds goods across warehouses without workflow disruption and provides real time data at every stage of the process.