Robots may soon find their way into distribution centers

05/17/2013 | DC Velocity online

As technology continues to progress, more companies may begin to integrate robots into their warehouse operations. Robots have previously been too expensive and too inflexible to find a home in distribution centers, but modern robots are becoming cheaper by adopting technological advancements from the consumer electronics industry, said Tom Bonkenburg, a consultant with St. Onge. Certain automated solutions -- such as forklifts that don't need drivers -- are already on the market, he noted.

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