The trends and takeaways from ProMat 2019 will catapult the material handling, manufacturing and supply chain industries forward exponentially. Here are six takeaways the Kindred team saw at the shows and what they mean for the future.
Reinforcement Learning (RL) is a promising approach to solving complex real world tasks with physical robots, supported by recent successes, e.g. in grasping and object manipulation. In RL, a decision-making agent interacting with the world discovers new behaviours by trial and error, sometimes exploring new ways to do things, and sometimes exploiting what it has already found to work well. Efficient exploration of alternative behaviours is the key to reinforcement learning.
As retailers battle through the remainder of this year’s holiday peak season, there’s one question our CEO, Jim Liefer, consistently hears across the board from all retailers: How do we stay competitive and deliver a delightful customer experience that keeps them coming back again and again? Read Jim’s advice on how to stay ahead.