This year, robots will be used to prepare for the celebrations on Singapore’s National Day Parade (NDP), which is held annually on August 9 to mark its independence from Malaysia.
Autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) will be used to prepare and distribute free giveaway bags, with the robots being brought in to streamline the overall process.
By automating the picking process, the goods-to-person solution can transport inventory from shelves directly to the picker at the picking station and reduce the time spent picking and carrying the goods manually.
Once picked and transport, the picker then puts the goods together in a bag for distribution.
The robots brought in for the project were reportedly online within two months.
According to the International Trade Administration, the e-commerce market in Singapore is projected to reach US$10bn (£7.8bn) by 2026, with robotics supporting businesses as they try to accommodate growing demand for goods and quick deliveries.
Increased efficiency is a major benefit of introducing automation into logistics processes, with the robot’s supplier Geek+ hoping to play a key role in the expansion of Singapore’s burgeoning e-commerce market.