#69: Collaborative robots in the warehouse (Mike Johnson, Pres/COO/Founder and Al Dekin, SVP/Founder at Locus Robotics)
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Locus Robotics is globally leading provider of collaborative mobile robots and warehouse automation solutions. The founders were early adopters of robotics technology to improve warehouse productivity.
We have two of those founders on today's episode of the BVL.digital Podcast: Mike Johnson, President, COO, Co-Founder and Al Dekin, Co-Founder and SVP of Locus Robotics.
The US-based company has very ambitious plans for the European market.
Together with our host Boris Felgendreher Mike and Al discuss the following topics:
How the founders were first inspired by early generation Kiva robots in 2008
The early days and successes at Quiet Logistics, the tech-enabled 3PL Mike and Al founded
How Mike and Al experienced Amazon's acquisition of Kiva Systems and the consequences for their business
How the removal of Kiva from the market created the momentum for launching Locus Robotics
The evolution of collaborative robots over time
How e-commerce has evolved and created new challenges and pressures for fulfillment operations
State-of-the-art collaborative robots in 2021
What's the special sauce, the core differentiator of Locus Robotics
The value of the data being generated in the warehouse and how it can be leveraged
The importance of robot-human interaction: How the warehouse associates interact with the collaborative robots
Integrating multiple systems inside the warehouse
Plans for the expansion into Europe
The war for talent heating up
The future outlook on collaborative robots and on Locus Robotics
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