Palletization requires specialized automation or significant labor

Over 4 billion pallets were palletized in 2022 and over 2.7 billion pallets were depalletized. Palletization and depalletization consumes a significant amount of labor and/or specialized equipment.

In some palletization use cases, such as downstacking cases from a floor loaded trailer or container, it is nearly impossible to leverage specialized equipment due to safety concerns.

With the ongoing labor shortage that is especially affecting logistics, the associates unloading trailers could be redeployed to tasks that are better suited for humans with automation handling palletization or downstacking.

Humanoid robots provide general purpose automation

Apollo, our general-purpose humanoid robot, is different than special purpose palletization and depalletization solutions as Apollo can handle different tasks is a distribution center and task switch throughout the day.

As with all types of automation, there will be use cases where specialized equipment makes sense for palletization and depalletization, and other cases where flexible automation such as a humanoid robot makes more sense.

Apollo is different than special purpose, bespoke trailer unloading solutions as it can handle different tasks is a distribution center and task switch throughout the day. ​​
While there are a thousand forms of special purpose automation that do one or two tasks, Apollo will be able to do thousands of tasks, especially those that humans don’t want to do. ​

Humanoid Robots Are Different

Humanoid robots have a similar body shape and size to humans, so they can use the same tools and equipment as humans and navigate the same spaces as humans.
Works 24x7
Affordable Labor
Does Not Get Injured
Cannot Be Hired Away
Surge Robots during Peak Season
Simple to Hire & Train