Robot dogs have their day in Munich

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Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML demonstrated the initial results of the Digital Testbed Air Cargo” (DTAC) research project at Munich Airport to an audience of politicians and industry leaders on 13 May.

The machines on show included a ‘robot dog’ patroling autonomously through the warehouse looking for free storage locations, a transport robot that automatically moves pallets to their storage locations and a very flexible ‘segway robot’ that places parcels from pallets onto a conveyor belt:

The DTAC project, which is funded by €47 million by the German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport  €7 million euros and will run until September 2024, is focusing on efficiency and performance of the air freight transport chain.

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