DB Schenker Uses Gideon Brothers’ Autonomous Robots with AI-powered Vision

DB Schenker has introduced autonomous robots from the manufacturer Gideon Brothers at its location in Leipzig. DB Schenker is thus relying on the flexible solution for automating logistics processes in existing warehouses. The robots, which are equipped with cutting-edge technology, allow productivity gains without the need to modify facilities.

“In our drive to offer strategic advantages for our clients in the increasingly complex digital environment, DB Schenker continuously explores opportunities to integrate innovations from visionary start-up companies”, said Xavier Garijo, Member of the Board for Contract Logistics at Schenker AG. “Delivering automation possibilities for logistics and warehouse operations is a foundation for building the next generation supply chain.”

Gideon Brothers’ autonomous logistics robot is equipped with a Visual Perception-based Robot Autonomy System, which combines deep learning with stereoscopic cameras to create the next generation of robot vision. With this revolutionary AI-powered visual perception it is designed to navigate safely around employees and equipment as well as other moving machines. The robots are capable of moving a load 800 kg each and are using a hot-swappable battery system, allowing minimum downtime for recharging.