The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT, Minister NOH Hyeong-ouk) designated the Smart Warehouse System and the Unloading Robot as the 4th and 5th New Excellent Logistics Technology of South Korea, respectively.
The Smart Warehouse System is a digital management system for warehouse facilities that enables workers to view and manage constructional structures, equipment, ground and surrounding features in a digital environment through applying digital blueprint technology within the warehouse.
The system allows workers to conveniently monitor and control the warehouse environment as it provides a digital status update of every sector within the warehouse per the users’ request.
With the newly developed Smart Warehouse System, workers can better prevent fire and safety-related disasters through precise inspection of the facility, creating a more efficient and safe working environment.
The Unloading Robot is a machine learning data-based robot capable of unloading freights and also goods with an irregular form (i.e. water bottles) with AI image recognition algorism. This technology is expected to reduce working hours and take the weight off of workers with unloading tasks.
Developed through the R&D project of MOLIT, the new robot technology is able to safely unload 1,500 boxes of freight in an11-ton truck in just 30 minutes which is quadruple the amount than the existing system.
MOLIT Director for the Advanced Logistics Division OH Song Cheon said, “With the rising demand for a new technology to efficiently process the increasing amount of deliveries following the Untact (non-contact) lifestyle, the use of the two newly developed technology is expected to spread throughout the freight distribution and delivery industry.”
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and the Korea Agency for Infrastructure Technology Advancement (KAIA) is expected to continue the development of advanced technologies with close cooperation between relevant organizations.
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