The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) selected and funded TUMCREATE to develop robot technology that can address the high-mix, high-volume issues of air cargo experienced at Changi.

Labour-intensive areas at Changi Airport, in particular the build-up and break down of aviation cargo, pose great challenges for Singapore to keep up with the rapid growth of its aviation sector.

In October 2017, the SPEEDCARGO robot initiative successfully constructed a P6P air freight pallet measuring 3 meters in height and 4 tonnes in weight. We achieved a packing density of 86%.

Singapore is currently experimenting with the SpeedCargo system. The platform is depicted as “the world’s first AI-powered air cargo system”. It is expected that this new tech tool will enhance industry productivity and save operations time, leading to larger throughput and more efficient loads, with the world’s first AI-powered robotic solution for automatic build-up and break down of aviation cargo pallets