Vecna Robotics, a developer of autonomous logistics solutions, has installed a permanent display of their robotic vehicles at the new DHL Americas Innovation Center in Rosemont, Illinois.
The DHL Americas Innovation Center will foster research and collaboration focused on logistics and supply chain solutions.
The new 24,000 square foot center has the capability to host innovation events with high-tech features and meeting spaces for up to 300 guests.
Thousands of senior supply chain and industry professionals pass through DHL Innovation Centers, making it an ideal venue for Vecna to showcase the most advanced logistic solutions.
Vecna’s display features an autonomous pallet jack equipped with Vecna’s autonomous navigation technology, safety grade features, and intuitive user-interfaces.
Vecna’s pallet jack demonstrates autonomous pallet identification, drop off, and pick up to assist with cross-docking, replenishment, and a variety of pick up and put away applications.
The display also features video visuals of diverse Vecna robots at work within DHLs international distribution center in Germany.
Gina Chung, head of Innovation America, says: “Vecna’s pallet jack is one of three leading automation solutions chosen to be displayed at the brand-new innovation facility.
“We’re committed to showcasing the top autonomous solutions, and we’re excited to welcome Vecna Robotics.”
Daniel Theobald, CEO of Vecna Robotics, says: “This is a great opportunity for Vecna to show off our technology.
“DHL is an incredible partner, and its Innovation Centers acts as a technology hub, featuring the newest and most beneficial modernizations within the supply chain.
“At Vecna Robotics, we’re a leader in the autonomous warehouse solutions, and our display will highlight the breadth of capabilities our robotic solutions can offer.”
This will be the third DHL Innovation Center, the DHL Innovation Center in Troisdorf, Germany opened in 2015, and the Asia Pacific Innovation Center in Singapore opened in 2014.
Vecna has been partnering with DHL since winning the 2017 DHL and Dell Robotics Innovation challenge for their autonomous tote retrieving robot.