Could this autonomous truck unloader help solve costly dock delays?

Getting to your shipment's destination is one thing. Getting it unloaded in a timely fashion often is another.

However, robotic technology could change that.

Mujin, a provider of intelligent automation solutions, earlier this year debuted TruckBot, a robot designed for truck and shipping container unloading. Able to unload up to 1,000 cases per hour, TruckBot is a robot built specifically to address the challenges presented by the unloading process of floor-loaded trailers and containers employed at most warehouses and distribution centers, according to a statement from the maker.

TruckBot was designed to attach to standard telescoping conveyors found at many existing loading docks. It reaches up to 52 feet into the truck trailer or shipping container and can handle boxes weighing up to 50 lbs, including containers with packing complexities and Mixed SKU loads.

TruckBot is powered by the MujinController, a robotics platform that enables it to work autonomously, planning the most efficient paths and movements while minimizing idle time and maximizing productivity.