Hyderabad: Hyderabad-based robotics company H-Bots Robotics which has developed a humanoid robot earlier for the police department, currently developing an advanced version for use in healthcare, airports, and academic institutions, is now seeing opportunities to serve the warehousing sector, driven by the growing e-commerce and logistics industry.
Hyderabad has seen several large players such as Amazon setting up fulfillment centers and making large ticket investments in warehousing and automation is going to stay to make the operations more efficient.
Kisshhan PSV, Founder & CEO, H-Bots, told Telangana Today, “We are coming out with robots for warehouses, where they can be used for inventory management, data monitoring and transporting inventory from one place to another.”
H-Bots has been working on the prototype for the last six months and the company plans to make either its design or product launch on 26 January. The company continues to invest in innovation, research & development, and resources to explore wider applications of robots across verticals.
Technology, especially robotics, will be a game-changer in the warehousing and logistics industry this year. Inventory management, safety & security, and processing orders will be assisted by technology for an efficient product cycle and will enable businesses to manage and monitor warehouses remotely.
The growing demand for online shopping is driving e-commerce companies to invest in setting up warehouses at locations that could fast track the delivery process for their consumers. Hyderabad has seen several large players such as Amazon setting up fulfillment centers.
Kishan said, “We have seen academia in countries such as France has embraced robotics where students get hands-on experience and solve real-time problems. In India, robotics in the education sector is still in its nascent stage. The students passing out of colleges don’t have practical knowledge.”
“To address this gap, we have come out with an initiative in the name of H-Labs, as a part of which we have piloted in four colleges across Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in the last few years. We have set up real-time labs to impart skills and training in robotics,” he added.
Kishan said the idea is to create trained robotics professionals across the country. The newly formed All-India Robotics Association (AIRA) will also help to take this forward by involving all the stakeholders including governments.