Short description: Challenges in the operation of forklifts are staff shortage, high personal costs, accidents and a lack of automated solutions. Therefore we see a solution to face this problems by controlling a forklift from an office workplace remotely from any location for more attractive jobs and semi-automation.
Market potential: Teleoperation can be used in a wide range of the forklift market, which exceeds 1.5 million units per year. It is attractive for fleets in industries with staff shortages and lack of automation.
Timing: The solution should be available as soon as possible, with the aim of enabling stable operation in everyday life after an initial pilot project and tests.
Desired result: Pilot project in which a forklift truck is controlled teleoperatively during operation. The control should initially take place at the same location as the operation of the forklift truck, so that the forklift driver works from the office. Other relevant aspects are approval and operational safety.
Information on challenge owner: Mid-Cap (250-3,000 staff).
Market presence of challenge owner: Active in several countries.
Keywords: Applications for Transport and Logistics; Remote Control; Machine vision software and systems; Other industrial automation; User Interfaces, Usability