Fraunhofer: AR assistance system for stacking goods on pallet

31 May 2018

Digitalization in industry is often equated with a cut in jobs. For many people, there is a fear that smart technologies, such as augmented reality, will put them out of work. However, with their new solution for the logistics sector, researchers are now showing that digital assistance systems can also help lighten the load in the workplace. With more and more consumers using the Internet, online retail is booming. When it comes to shipping these goods, warehouse workers try to stack as many packages as possible on each pallet. Soon these workers may be using optical head-mounted displays which will provide them with helpful information (News Item Fraunhofer, 2 May 2018).
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