Autonomous navigation leader BlueBotics, which was recently acquired by ZAPI GROUP, is heading to MODEX 2022 to showcase a unique multi-brand fleet demo of vehicles driven by its ANT® technology.
The company’s booth will feature several different brands of vehicles, spanning automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) from across the ANT® navigation ecosystem.
This example fleet operation will be the main draw of the company’s show stand. The vehicles will run a small pallet-moving operation, all controlled by one ANT® server software project. The fleet will include: an automated tow tractor with cart, a forked AGV, three BlueBotics mini™ lite autonomous mobile robots, plus an industrial cleaning robot.
“As our fleet demo at MODEX will show, ANT® natural feature navigation is not only robust and precise, but it also allows a business to connect the widest possible range of vehicle types and brands together in one robust fleet,” says Nicola Tomatis, the CEO of BlueBotics. “ Today’s global organizations demand a high level of flexibility when building their AGV operations. The wide ecosystem of ANT® driven vehicles provides the opportunity for multinationals to work with different local vehicle suppliers in different countries, while still reaping the benefits of deploying one globally-proven standard.”
ANT® natural feature navigation by BlueBotics provides accurate, robust, repeatable vehicle performance. There are minimal infrastructure changes required – unlike with vehicles that follow physical lines or use laser triangulation – meaning vehicles are quick to install and operations can be modified easily in the future.
As a business’s site and needs evolve, multiple types and even brands of ANT® driven vehicles can be connected in a diverse fleet using ANT® server, the company’s advanced mission, and fleet management software. This software can also interface with a business’s existing WMS, MES, or ERP software, in addition to communicating seamlessly with on-site equipment such as palletizers, automatic doors, and elevators.
MODEX 2022 runs from March 28 — 31 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Alongside the company’s multi-brand fleet demo, BlueBotics’ team of autonomous navigation experts will be on hand to answer any questions visitors might have about ANT® or ANT® driven vehicles.
Find BlueBotics at MODEX booth B2009.