Augmented reality technology is particularly useful in the picking & sorting processes used in almost every warehouse or storage facility in the United States. In particular, an augmented reality warehousing system can be used to recognize and match the universal product codes on parts and packages. In addition, they can also use virtual graphical overlays to communicate any special handling, sorting or delivery instructions.

Technologies used in augmented reality warehousing

Over the past two decades, the technology of warehousing has expanded almost exponentially. In fact, there are new ways to accomplish almost every task. Foremost in this process has been the use of AR-assisted technologies. Engineers have developed new ways to detect, recognize and then render an entire warehouse space into a 3-D virtual environment. Managers can then use this rendering to manage and disburse the inventory in a highly efficient, secure and safe manner.

Display options for warehouse sorting, picking and storing vary somewhat across the various systems. In general, however, AR-assisted technology will permit the end-user operator to use both hands if need by utilizing a head-mounted set of goggles. Otherwise, output from the system can be accessed in a more traditional manner such as with a laptop, tablet or smartphone. Input with the user interface is even For versatile and includes keyboards and touch screens as well as speech recognition, hand gestures and even eye gaze recognition.

Further integration of the AR-assisted warehousing system with inventory databases, workflow and customer management technologies and other in-house systems can significantly alleviate such issues as bottlenecks, delivery delays and other such problems when it comes to the fulfillment of parts and finished products. Advanced warehouse picking systems using AR-assisted technology can support expert interaction and feedback from remote location with integrating video conferencing and collaborative communication tools.

Industries using augmented reality technology

In general, any logistic’s organization operating a warehouse as part of its supply chain process is usually using AR-assisted technology. These industries include retail, manufacturing, construction as well as For high-tech ones as computers, electronic parts and avionics.