Autonomous mobile robots can accomplish a variety of tasks.
Autonomous robots can perform actions or complete tasks with a high degree of autonomy, which makes them ideal for applications such as space exploration or cleaning your living room carpet. Mobile robots are capable of moving from place to place.
Put these capabilities together and you got a powerful machine that can handle lots of tasks in industrial environments such as factories, as well as in hospitals, hotels, and other areas. And, in fact, one of the more prominent trends in robotics today is the growing popularity of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), with new vendors jumping into the market and sales on the rise.
AMRs are modular, self-driving mobile robots that can be used for a variety of business applications, such as locomotion, mapping, navigation, and inspection.
“It is still a relatively new technology, but industries that are using AMRs include warehousing, distribution and manufacturing,” said Bob Doyle, director of communications at the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), the umbrella association for Robotic Industries Association, Advancing Vision + Imaging and Motion Control & Motor Association. Read More...