A forklift loads a pallet onto a platform carried by a MobilePallet robot. Now the pallet becomes highly mobile; the robot takes instruction from the Robot Control System (RCS). It can move its load to a storage location or any other desired location in the warehouse. The robot moves unsupervised through the warehouse. Sophisticated location and safety technology enables it to detect obstacles or pause for a person to cross its path.
Once MobilePallet has arrived at its destination, the robot sets down the platform holding the pallet load at its storage location, and then departs to be at-the-ready for its next mission. Now part of inventory, when the pallet is needed, a MobilePallet robot brings it to a Pick Station, staging area or other destination.