Where Will The Warehouses Of Tomorrow Be Located?
2. ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY
The future of warehousing will take from way up in the sky to way below the ground and to deep under the sea. We start in the sky with Amazon and their future plans for a warehouse modelled on a blimp or airship floating 45,000 meters above the earth. It has drones flying in and out delivering items to ground based customers. Amazon patented this floating warehouse design in 2014, calling it an "aerial fulfilment centre".
The company have also patented a safety system which prevents debris from the drones or airships falling to the ground. These airships could fly near sporting events or festivals where smaller drones would be released delivering goods such as food or souvenirs to customers below. Can you imagine such a warehouse hovering in the sky above Croke Park, the Aviva Stadium, Slane Castle or Electric Picnic?
Mulvey, Tom, "Where Will The Warehouses Of Tomorrow Be Located?" (2023). Contributions from TU Dublin. 401.
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