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One job on the Lighthouse’s docket is providing logistical services to military organizations like the Department of Defense; the Lighthouse oversees a million square feet of warehouse and distribution space in Austin and the surrounding area. This spring, in partnership with Fetch Robotics—who was acquired over the summer by Zebra Technologies—the Lighthouse began working with autonomous mobile robots, or AMRs, in an effort to help Blind and low vision workers in the warehouse. The use of robotics technology not only stays true to the Lighthouse’s mission of helping the Blind and low vision community be productive and independent, it boosts the non-profit’s ability to give quality logistics support.
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