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Augmented Reality Supported Batch Picking System

Williams, Mark Kenny (2019) Augmented Reality Supported Batch Picking System.

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Abstract:Batch Picking is the process of fulfilling multiple orders simultaneously by picking items from several locations in a warehouse and sorting them into order bins for distribution. Often, pickers put items into the wrong order bin, resulting in faulty picks. Solving faulty pick issues are of high importance for warehouses due to their high follow-up costs. The aim of this project was to design an augmented reality system that can prevent such mistake from happening during the batch picking process. In order to achieve a solution, a research was done, and it was concluded that the lack of physical confirmation during the batch picking process was the cause of error. Therefore, the idea was to build an AR guidance system that directs the user to the correct order bin, and/or an AR warning system that alerts the user when they are about to make a mistake, utilising virtual objects. In the end, a prototype was built and evaluated with an expert using Vuzix AR glasses. It is worth to note that the result of this research is a preliminary attempt of integrating augmented reality in warehousing. This attempt shows promise in increasing efficiency and effectiveness of batch picking processes but advancement in hardware and software is desired for this solution to be realistically applied.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
CaptureTech Corporation B.V., Nieuw-Vennep, Netherlands
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:01 general works
Programme:Creative Technology BSc (50447)
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