The future is here. Robotics design company Boston Dynamics has created a versatile and automated mobile robot that they named Stretch™. This robot was designed to automate box moving tasks in warehouses and distributions centres. For example, their video shows Stretch unloading boxes from a container and placing them on a conveyer belt.
Labour costs are increasing and warehousing companies are having difficulty hiring people that are willing to do work that requires repetitive heavy lifting. The demand for robots like Stretch will only increase, which frees up people to do more creative and engaging work in logistics.
1. Introducing Stretch | Boston Dynamics, Boston Dynamics Youtube Page, March 29, 2021. Accessed Feb 15, 2023.
2. Stretch™, Boston Dynamics website. Accessed Feb 15, 2023.
3. Image source: Boston Dynamics Youtube Channel