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10IPT: Kiva Robots, Part 1

posted Mar 24, 2013, 2:04 PM by Eddie Woo   [ updated Mar 24, 2013, 2:05 PM ]
We are almost finished with our run through the topic of Communications Systems. However over the last couple of weeks we have spent so much time looking at the finer details that you may have lost sight of the bigger picture. When you put all these technical pieces together and set them in motion, what are they capable of? Answer: a lot. Today and tomorrow we're going to look at one such example, which to be honest is pretty fascinating! Here we go:
  1. Watch The Hidden World of Box-Packing and briefly outline the way in which an online order is assembled, including some of the advantages and disadvantages.
  2. Watch A Day in the Life of a Kiva Robot and construct a system diagram for a warehouse using the Kiva robots. 
  3. Watch Step-by-step for the Packer and construct a data flow diagram that outlines the process of a single order (comprised of several items) being assembled.