Gideon, a robotics and AI solutions company, has unveiled Trey, an autonomous forklift for truck trailer loading and unloading operations.
Trey loads and unloads pallets entirely autonomously, saving more than 80% of a worker’s time, according to the company.
“The world needs new ways of solving challenges,” said Matija Kopić, Gideon CEO and co-founder, in a release. “With the help of our customers, partners, and investors, we’ve built an AMR [autonomous maneuverable robot] specifically for the task of loading and unloading truck trailers, augmenting human talent.”
Global logistics company DB Schenker is an early Gideon customer and Series A investor.
“Our projects so far are promising demonstrated, real-potential use cases that help us transform inbound and outbound logistic operations,” said Xavier Garijo, member of the board of management for contract logistics at DB Schenker and also a Gideon board member.
The company said it also improves safety and reduces damage.
The new trailer (un)loading solution combines Gideon’s proprietary autonomy technology, powered by AI and 3D vision, user-friendly software for smart workflow orchestration, and a purpose-made chassis by Infinity Machine & Engineering Corp.
Workers can unload trailers at the push of a button, using interface applications such as robot and fleet management systems, via a screen on the forklift, a PC, tablet, or smartphones. It integrates with warehouse management systems.
The electric-powered forklift can plug itself in for opportunity charging.