December 13, 2019
Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) have seen a rapid rise in logistics applications. Warehousing, distribution, and manufacturing industries have all begun to view automated solutions as a competitive advantage – and rightfully so. AMRs have shown that they can not only make operations more efficient, but can increase worker safety and reduce costs. As their popularity grows, trends within the AMR industry have begun to emerge.
The Robot Report covered the 2019 Autonomous Mobile Robot Conference, which had over 430 people in attendance, and makes note of six autonomous mobile robot trends to watch.
The article addresses not only the changing landscape of robots for use in logistics, but also delves into topics regarding functionality, multi-platform use, and robotics-as-a-service business models. As industry conditions continue to rapidly shift, it will become increasingly important to take trending factors of autonomous mobile robotics into consideration when making decisions regarding your business’ path toward automation.
“Autonomous mobile robots have reached new levels of maturity and adoption in logistics, but technical and business challenges remain, said speakers and attendees at a conference here last week.
The conference also included exhibits by robotics vendors, such as Vecna Robotics’ autonomous tugger cart. Sessions on autonomous mobile robots covered topics including the development of AMRs, standards efforts, and mobile manipulation.”
Read the full article in The Robot Report.