Robot and Human Collaboration
Just as people divide up tasks based on capabilities, roles in the warehouse will be defined by the strengths each worker brings to the job. Robots offer power, speed, repeatability and endurance. But they are narrowly intelligent at best and unable to cope with the unpredictable. People –with their abilities to perceive the world, think and make decisions– will supply what robots lack. Collaborating cognitively, people and robots will be able to address inherently variable tasks.