Gather AI’s innovative software enables the drones to collect inventory data
dnata has partnered with Gather AI, a US-based technology start-up, and launched autonomous drones in its warehouses at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) in the USA, to digitise acceptance and warehouse inventory processes by monitoring shipments with 99.8% accuracy.
Gather AI’s innovative software enables the drones to map the environment, collect inventory data, count cases, measure temperature, and read barcodes using only their cameras, without the need for any additional active infrastructure.
The drones are paired to a tablet device providing live inventory data. The collected data can be viewed directly on the tablet or the web, via a user-friendly application, dnata said in a press communiqué.
The drones can operate at temperatures as low as -10 Celsius degrees, enabling dnata to take advantage of the technology in its state-of-the-art cool chain facilities, too. dnata plans to gradually roll out the drones across its global cargo network in the next years.
“We continue to adopt the latest technologies to deliver world-class value for our partners at every stage of the cargo handling process,” affirmed Guillaume Crozier, dnata’s Divisional Vice President for Operations and Product Development.
“However, it is dnata’s dedication to bringing this transparency to their customers, combined with their insights in the air cargo industry that has been critical in applying our technology to the air cargo sector with a compelling ROI,” asserted Sankalp Arora, Gather AI’s Co-Founder and Chief Robotics Engineer.