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Attabotics to Equip Marine Corps Smart Warehouse With Automated Systems

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Attabotics to Equip Marine Corps Smart Warehouse With Automated Systems

Attabotics, a Canada-based firm that offers a 3D robotics supply chain system, will incorporate automated storage and retrieval technology into the 5G Smart Warehouse Experiment at the U.S. Marine Corps Logistics Command facility in Albany, Georgia. The company will implement a low latency and high-bandwidth solution to improve the development of autonomous inventory management and augmented and virtual reality applications for improved workforce efficiency at the warehouse.

KPMG is responsible for the 5G-enabled prototype application for automated equipment movement inside the warehouse. Attabotics’ technology is planned to integrate with KPMG’s system, supporting logistics activities relating to the identification and organization of material and supplies. The facility will also serve as a testbed for other emerging technologies enhanced by 5G, Attabotics said.

The experiments at the MARCORLOGCOM facility in Georgia contribute to a broader Department of Defense project aimed at developing dual-use applications in partnership with commercial and academic organizations. DOD set aside $600 million in 2020 to award 5G testing contracts, some of which have entailed the establishment of smart warehouses.

In June, officials from DOD and the U.S. Navy attended a 5G showcase event at Naval Base Coronado in San Diego, California. AT&T demonstrated a 5G network that facilitated artificial intelligence, machine learning, augmented reality and other capabilities intended for a smart warehouse.

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