Solution by means of AR
The picker is supported in the warehouse by data glasses and augmented reality content in the picking activities. The goal of the research project is not to replace humans in order picking with automation, but to combine the capabilities of humans with automation and to improve the processes.
Focused on the application area of SMEs, the research project pursues the goal of realizing a flexible and cost-effective pick-by-augmented-reality system.
A digital image of the environment is created by the data glasses. With the help of the data glasses, "anchors" are placed in the room to measure the space and create a 2D image. Through attached QR codes at the storage locations, the data glasses create the 3D image and store it.
Thus, a digital image of the warehouse is created by the data glasses alone without any further infrastructural interventions. With this digital image as a basis, the routes of the order pickers through the aisles are planned and optimized. The order picker is shown the next storage location and the route to it.