The demand drivers for autonomous floor cleaning robots are numerous and clear. In this interview, Avidbots CEO Faizan Sheikh describes how market-driven innovation resulted in Avidbots’s Neo robotics floor cleaning solution and how Neo delivers real value.
From advanced telepresence capabilities to UV disinfection, Ava Robotics’ autonomous mobile robots empower and protect people, providing business value in the process.
For many companies considering AMRs, questions remain… are they productive as advertised, are they cost effective, can they be integrated with other automation technology, can they be scaled? In this RoboBusiness Direct round-table session, a series of case studies of AMR installations in warehouse environments will provide answers to these questions (and more).
Swiss based start-up provides a unique 360°, SLAM based localization and navigation solution for builders of autonomous robots and other devices.
The new ANSI/RIA R15.08-1-2020 (R15.08) standard for mobile robots provides updated, and formalized, definitions for AGVs, AMRs and other mobile robotics types. The revised definitions are critical for the proper application of R15.08, and as such it is critical that both users and developers of industrial mobile robots take note.
RBR essential announcements for the interval ranging from March 19 – 26, 2021 include notices from Skycatch, ForwardX, ABI Research, Korber, Libiao Robotics, AVALON SteriTech, SoftBank Robotics, Hesai Technology, Kodiak Robotics, and Pison Technology.
Retailers and 3PLs are rapidly adopting a wide range of automation technologies – including robotics – to improve the operational efficacy and efficiency in warehouses and distribution centers. The primary demand driver is e-commerce.
Waypoint’s easy to use and intuitive autonomous mobile robots can be set up and operating in under 15 minutes.
Meili Robots’ universal fleet management solution supports multiple brands of mobile robots, and integrates with all ERP systems.
The capabilities spectrum for robotics systems has been expanded from fixed manipulators and teleoperated mobile robots to now include their intersection – mobile manipulation systems. To reach their full potential, however, mobile manipulation robots must be able to move, interact, see, think, and communicate.
RBR essential announcements for the interval ranging from December 11, 2020 to December 18, 2020 include notices from Flyability, Fellow AI, Berkshire Grey, Locus Robotics, AutoGuide Mobile Robots, German Bionic, LG Electronics, Hyundai Motor Group, Innoviz Technologies and Universal Robots.
Prior to the Covid pandemic, robotics deployments in retail environments were growing steadily, proving their efficacy, generating ‘value’ and delivering solid ROI in the process. Covid has acted as an accelerant, so much so that in 2021 robotics technologies will transform the retail sector.
In this Robot Report podcast, Aaron Prather, Senior Advisor for Technology, Research, and Planning at FedEx discusses emerging logistics technologies, robotics start-ups and more.
As application opportunities increase, the mobile robotics sector continues to expand rapidly, with funding to start-ups continuing, and larger established technology companies, including AGV suppliers, entering the market with solutions developed in-house or acquired. As standardization and commoditization looms, companies emphasize SW, RaaS and specialization as differentiators.
With the announcement of eight new robotics technology projects, all involving collaboration between government, industry, and academia, the ARM Institute’s total for completed or ‘in process’ advanced robotics for manufacturing programs increases to fifty-nine.
Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) deployments are up substantially, with more to come. As the technology has proven to deliver business value, many new adopters are skipping long term pilot projects and moving directly to partial or full roll-outs.
Market research and consultancy firm Interact Analysis estimates that worldwide revenues for mobile robots will reach US $2.4B in 2020, representing a 45% increase for AMRs and 11% for AGVs over 2019. But that is only the beginning.
AMR developer Waypoint Robotics and fulfillment and distribution services provider Advanced Handling Systems (AHS) recently announced new systems integrator partnership. Tim McCabe, Director of Business Development for Waypoint Robotics, and Dave Tavel, EVP for AHS, discuss what led to the alliance and the capabilities AMRs provide for fulfillment and distribution operations.
As retailers continue to adopt and roll out omni-channel distribution models, new logistical challenges arise, along with industrial automation technologies and techniques, including autonomous mobile robots, that can overcome them.
Autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) have proven to increase the productivity and reduce the cost of warehouse automation operations. While the costs of AMRs continue to drop, even as their capabilities increase, there are often hidden, and sizable, costs associated with their deployment. Here’s what to look for, and how to mitigate their impact.
Even before the advent of the Covid-19, autonomous mobile robot companies, notably those producing robots for use in e-commerce fulfillment centers, factories and warehousing, were experiencing a boom in investment. The pandemic is only accelerating investments in the AMR market.
LogisticsIQ expects the overall revenues from the Warehouse Automation Market to increase from US $13 billion in 2018 to reach US $27 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 11.7% (2019 to 2025).
Contract manufacturer GMI Solutions evaluated mobile robotics implementation solutions using a formal 8-step process only to determine that their best option was to develop their own affordable, practical system, and launch a new company to commercialize it.
While mobile robots for use in ecommerce and fulfillment centers have received most of the attention in recent times due to their sudden uptake, robotic fork trucks (forklifts) have been quietly and steadily growing in numbers, and represent one of the largest opportunities for suppliers of Automated Guide Vehicles (AGVs) and Autonomous Mobile Robots…
To optimize order picking, robot designers, integrators, and users should consider the pieces, processes, and training required for industrial automation, cobots, or AMRs.