July 19, 2021
New challenges have arisen as more factories and warehouses add logistics robots to keep up with e-commerce demand and compensate for staffing turnover and shortages. Until now, logistics robots from varying manufacturers have been unable to coordinate movements, serving as a barrier to the adoption of warehouse robotics. With MassRobotics‘ release of the first open-source interoperability standard, this is no longer the case. Interoperable autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) are able to effectively communicate and coordinate on the facility floor.
Find out what happens when logistics robots from different vendors are on the same floor at the same time. Tune in July 22, 2021 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm to hear CIO and Founder of Vecna Robotics, Daniel Theobald speak about what’s driving the need for interoperability, how the MassRobotics Interoperability Standard can help, and other efforts in the field. Other featured speakers include Vecna Robotics’ CTO Zachary Dydek, Tom Ryden, President of MassRobotics, and many other industry experts. For those looking to automate, Prat PremSakar will be speaking on behalf of Proctor and Gamble to shed light on the customer perspective and how interoperability impacts their operations.
• The Customer’s Perspective and Benefits
• Overview of the MassRobotics Standard
• Implementation Insights and Challenges Panel
• Implementation Applications Explained
• What’s Next and Other Efforts for Robots
The benefits of interoperability will extend to both those in the robotics industry and customers who aim to automate at any level. Interoperable autonomous mobile robots are now able to update and share data that facilitates the highest success of automated operations. Not only will efficiency increase, but valuable, actionable insights will be captured and made available to managers.
MassRobotics is the first organization to address the interoperability challenges that affect the adoption of AMRs into the market. The independent non-profit is driven by a mission to create an innovation hub and startup cluster focused on the needs of the robotics community, fostering innovation and shared growth in the field.
Daniel Theobald has been an outspoken advocate for AMR interoperability. Vecna Robotics has been dedicated to producing AMRs with interoperability capabilities, such as the autonomous warehouse tugger, counterbalanced fork truck and pallet truck.