The 2018 CES, which was held in Las Vegas was a big hit for tech-lovers. There were so many different gadgets being introduced to the public, and it felt a bit overwhelming at times due to the crowd of people. However, when a drone was in my view, I was able to forget all of the people around me – for a brief minute, it felt like it was just me and the drone on showcase. Yes, when it comes to drones, you can bet they’ll have all of my attention because they’re my main hobby. However, all hobbies to the side, did you know drones are also being used in work places? While I saw Uber and Bell introduce a drone simulator of what they plan to do in the future (a drone that flies people around – like an air taxi), my attention was turned to EyeSee Drone. If you run a warehouse, you’re definitely going to want to hear what I have to say about this drone …
What’s the EyeSee Drone?
The EyeSee Drone was first introduced at the CES in Las Vegas in 2018. It’s an inventory drone that has been deigned to automate, accelerate and secure inventory and stock-taking operations in warehouses. This drone is capable of solving all problems associated with inventories including risks for participating personnel, rental of elevated work platforms, and so on.
The drone is all about making stock-taking easier than ever before. It consists of:
The Drone – A drone that is capable of flying around a warehouse. As it flies around, it captures information by reading bar codes that are on pallets and boxes. The drone reads labels five times faster than the traditional way.
A Back Office Application – The back office application comes in handy for administration. It can be configured with other applications likes ERP and WMS.
A Tablet Application – The tablet application allows an operator to control the drone and check the data that has been captured. You can interact with the drone on your tablet
Automates and Simplifies Logistics Inventories
The drone has a 360 degree anti-collision system. If it detects an obstacle, it will stop flying.
Using its indoor geolocalisation and sensors, this drone is capable of flying around a warehouse based on a predetermined flight plan. The cameras are active so that they capture information from logistics labels for stock-taking. The operator can look at the capture data on their tablet in real time and even interact with the drone. What’s really useful would be the fact that this drone is capable of reading all bar code formats, so you won’t have to change your bar codes around in the warehouse.
In this day and age, it seems as if we can never predict what’s about to pop up in front of us. When it comes to drones, many of us think about the fun that is involved, and we forget that drones can be used in order to make our jobs easier. I have a friend that runs a warehouse and he is definitely interested in using this drone because it’s going to help him save money and make his job a whole lot easier.