System Logistics has been awarded an important regional financial grant for the research and development of a new technology in the field of material handling.
The project is referred to as SMILE - the Italian acronym for Intelligent Warehouse System with Efficient Laser Drive - and is an innovative solution based on independent vehicles equipped with laser drive and advanced sensor systems for flexible material handling within automatic warehouses.
The Company has obtained access to the regional agreement for settlement and development made available by the Emilia Romagna region. The grant amounts to 1,049,251 Eur and the project, started in 2019 and scheduled to be completed at the end of 2021, will employ at least 20 new resources comprising mechanical and automation engineers, IT engineers and experts.
As regards the study and development of the perception and navigation system, the project will be developed in team with the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, the University of Zagreb and CRIT.