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BotsandUs autonomous robotics platform Mim to optimise operations at Huboo warehouses

British robotics and AI company BotsAndUs enables Huboo to maximise spaces across their warehouses and fulfilment centres as it deploys its fully autonomous state-of-the-art robotic system.

Bristol-based Huboo are a fast-growing and award-winning fulfilment provider based in the UK and mainland Europe. Since 2017, they have revolutionised the world of eCommerce fulfilment using environmentally sustainable and human-centric methods that support a wide range of online retailers, including leading businesses in electronics, food & beverage and cosmetics.

Huboo’s unique “Hub Model” creates micro-warehouses within warehouses, which are managed by teams of warehouse operatives who act as an extension of the brands that they’re fulfilling online orders for. By combining best-in-class technology, with the best people, Huboo create the optimum customer experience for their clients.

By engaging BotsAndUs, Huboo will use UK-manufactured robotics and AI technology to further enhance the day-to-day life of their warehouse employees, optimising their operations, realising maximised efficiency and reducing costs. The robots will use state of the art technology to scan the entire warehouse, building up a digital model for real time analysis and insights on storage of goods in their space, which will feed into their optimisation programme.

Paul Dodd, CTO and Co-founder of Huboo said, “During the pandemic, we have clearly demonstrated the strength of our full-stack fulfilment solution at a time when the industry was facing severe challenges. Our unique Hub Model system has certainly made us stand out in our competitive industry. We’re proud of our fulfilment service that puts people at the heart of everything we do, and we’re always looking at ways to make life easier and better for our brilliant people. Our engagement with BotsAndUs and use of their robotics and AI will optimise our warehouse space, allowing us to reduce costs and improve performance, while delivering a better working environment for our everyone at our fulfilment centres.

Oana Jinga, BotsAndUs Co-Founder said “There is synergy between us and Huboo. We share a vision for the use of technology – we develop robotics and AI logistics solutions to drive better business decisions. Importantly, it’s about making life easier for humans rather than replacing them from operations. Huboo have created an amazing environment and culture, where people can be authentic. They make bold decisions with a focus on growing the business and being leaders in their field. We are both committed to supporting the industry and our clients on that journey. Our autonomous robotics platforms and computer vision will revolutionise acceptance and tracking processes in warehouses.”

Nick Robson, Huboo’s Head of Robotics said, “As a technology company, data collection is critical to our efficiency and growth. We are excited to work with BotsAndUs on this application; the opportunity to capture live data can help drive real change to the industry.”

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This company has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 849938