inVia Robotics added social distancing to its inVia Logic software and inVia PickMate user tool. The new features proactively keep workers at a safe distance from each other and notify both warehouse workers and warehouse management if that distance is breached.
inVia Logic already provided access to a real-time 3D warehouse simulation view that shows customers the location of each labor point in the warehouse. That view has now been enhanced to emphasize when workers have breached a safe zone of six feet. The system also sends a proactive alert and labor-management reporting. The distance calculation can be easily modified as guidelines for safe distancing are revised.
Workers are also protected on the warehouse floor through inVia PickMate, a user tool within inVia Logic that guides workers through fulfillment tasks. The app works on any smart device, and sends a notification to users when they’ve moved out of a safe zone.
inVia’s software and full robotic automation system are both available through its robotics-as-a-service (RaaS) model.
“We listened to our customers who are concerned about how to keep their e-commerce fulfillment running without disruption, but also want to ensure safety for their people,” says Lior Elazary, co-founder and CEO of inVia Robotics. “This solution can be implemented immediately and can easily be adapted to address new workplace concerns as they arise.”