A Need for Speed: How We Doubled the Performance of our Robot Fleet

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Introducing the Fastest Robot Fleet in the Industry

For years, speed and agility have inhibited greater throughput efficiencies and better ROI for pallet-moving robot fleets. Most AGV solutions top out at 1.7-2 meters per second, and remain inflexible to changing environments.

Vecna Robotics has broken the speed barrier, introducing the fastest robot fleet in the materials handling industry. Combined with Vecna Robotics’ best-in-class navigation, the Mark 3 software release doubles robot performance, without compromising safety.

The Mark 3 software release provides critical updates that deliver unprecedented performance, including:

  • Speed: Achieves a top speed of 3 m/s, 50% quicker interactions with pallet pickups, and better acceleration and deceleration times to improve average overall speed.
  • Free Space Reasoning™: Introduces proprietary updates to best-in-class Path Planning and Obstacle Avoidance to improve performance and handling in tight spaces.
  • Safety: Maintains the same rigorous safety standards as previous generations and complies with the American National Standards Institute B56.5 and Robotics Industries Association R15.08 safety standards.

Putting Data to Work through Cloud Connectivity

The new performance upgrades results from Vecna Robotics’ ongoing work to improve vehicle performance using data collected over time through its proprietary Pivotal™ orchestration engine. Pivotal assigns work to robot fleets based on real-time demand, resource availability and proximity, and collects performance metrics from the production floor.

The resulting data provides insights to understanding robot performance and behavior. With this information, developers update the software and push over-the-air updates to the robots in real time, so the robots work smarter and faster than ever before. Over time, customers benefit from:

  • increased fleet efficiency,
  • faster ROI,
  • better use of laborforce,
  • immediate and regular performance upgrades, and
  • expanded applications for automation solutions.

Vecna Robotics’ AMRs are the only self-driving forklifts equipped with path planning and obstacle avoidance. In addition, they are also the only pallet-handling AMRs that can deploy cloud-driven updates for immediate in-field performance improvements. Customers can benefit from the Mark 3 release whether they are deployed through the cloud or through on-prem installation.

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