In the run-up to a trade fair, the floor of the exhibition hall needs to be marked up to determine the location of individual booths. This is a laborious and time-consuming process, which in future might be handled by a robot called Lionel! Lionel was developed by the start-up August Robotics – with whom DB Schenker has now partnered.
The logistics company is providing consultancy services and business advice to the high-tech innovator, who is based in China. In addition, DB Schenker will provide August Robotics with global logistics services as well as on-site operational support.
“DB Schenker’s innovative approach to the exhibition business and its willingness to apply cutting-edge technologies make them a perfect fit for our business,” said Alex Wyatt, CEO of August Robotics. Lionel is the first robot to be developed by the company, which was founded in 2016. The robot is designed to integrate seamlessly into existing exhibition build-up workflows, thus improving accuracy and work safety whilst also reducing the time required for the floor marking process.
“This partnership is an exciting development for our team,” said Matthias Dornscheidt, Vice President Global Fairs & Exhibitions at DB Schenker. “We believe August Robotics’ floor marking robot has the ability to create significant value for organizers and venues around the world.”