The Dill robot by the Pickle Robot Company helps to make sure that warehouse trailers are unloaded in a fast and efficient way, all the while helping to reduce the amount of hard labor and repetitive tasks that employees are usually responsible for. Pickle CTO and co-founder Ariana Eisenstein explains, "At Pickle, we think of our robots less like Terminators and more like sled dogs. No one expects a team of dogs to run the Iditarod on their own. They'd run into trouble in just minutes." The robot arm is meant to work alongside people so that operations run more smoothly, rather than entirely replace its human counterparts.
Dill boasts the ability to unload messy trailers at more than 1,600 picks per hour, which is much faster than a person and double the speed of competitors.