ABB and Covariant, a US startup specialized in A.I., have recently announced a new partnership aimed at developing robotic solutions equipped with artificial intelligence intended for the autonomous management of e-commerce distribution procedures.
The two companies share a strong momentum towards innovation and a shared vision in which clever robots work alongside human operators while evolving their skills in a constant path of learning and improvement for each duty the two companies share a strong momentum towards innovation and a shared vision
It is expected that, within 5 years, the global e-commerce turnover will rise by over 50% and, in light of this sharp surge, ABB identified several areas in which A.I. robotic solutions could give a dramatic contribution, such as logistics, warehousing, and sorting of parcels and mails.
For some time, robots have been considered particularly suitable for repetitive tasks, but so far they did not have the intelligence needed to effectively manage the constantly changing needs typical of a fulfillment center.
Now, thanks to the new synergy between the two companies and the use of the Covariant Brain developed by the Silicon Valley startup, the enormous potential of intelligent automation can be exploited at its best.
Most likely, we are only at the beginning.
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