Organization: Waypoint Robotics Inc.
Country: United States
Year Founded: 2016
Number of Employees: 10-20
Innovation Class: Technology & Services Innovation
Innovation Subclass: Product Introduction
Waypoint Robotics' MAV3K is an autonomous mobile robot with a 3,000-lb. load capacity.
Unlike many autonomous mobile robot (AMR) companies, Waypoint Robotics has designed and built its systems with factory and warehouse workers in mind. The Nashua, N.H.-based company last year added the MAV3K robot, which has a 3,000-lb. payload capacity, to its line of omnidirectional AMRs.
As with Waypoint’s 600-lb.-capacity Vector AMR, MAV3K uses advanced obstacle detection and avoidance systems including an optional 360-degree, 3D, 90-meter lidar similar to those used in self-driving cars. The heavy-duty AMR also works with the Dispatcher fleet management software, which enables users to set it up in only 15 minutes. Waypoint’s systems are designed to be easily integrated with existing equipment and enterprise systems.
Despite its size, MAV3K can move safely around people, with dual safety-rated lidar sensors, a three-stage safety system, and continuous so ware upgrades. The Kingpin top module enables Vector or MAV3K to conduct multiple tasks, such as loading and unloading items while also towing carts.