Autonomous Robots, are robots that navigate automatically are the focus of today's podcast. Mobile robots are very popular today and make better, safer jobs. AMR is short for autonomous mobile robot (navigates on it's own by onboard sensors), AGV automated guided vehicle (the older school vehicle that follows a path or a track). AMRs move material in the supply chain industry, autonomously: think large warehouses and monotonous tasks of moving skids of boxes, parts and even mail.
The economic pressures are huge for AMRs. Shorter delivery times, price pressure, labor shortages, growing SKUs and business at the speed of Amazon.
We talk about:
The return on investment for mobile robotics and the decision making that leads to considering using the technology.
How large a company or how large a facility do you need to get economic payback from deploying mobile robots?
Multiple facilities and deploying hundreds of robots, and how to start small.
The transition from a manual processes to automated processes.
How to get started, how scale, starting small and proving the technology.
The importance of data, proof and the AI that solves complex problems.
If you would like to find out more about the Seegrid company, you can find them at https://seegrid.com/ or on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/seegrid/ You can reach Jeff Christensen on LI at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffmchristensen/
Thanks to our partners, A3 The Association for Advancing Automation and PaintedRobot.com
Enjoy the podcast,
Jim / Customer Attraction & The Robot Industry Podcast
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