Automated Guided Vehicles/Autonomous Mobile Robot (AGV/AMR)
Traditional manual material handling is expensive and requires extensive resources. In some instances, it can even be dangerous – a state of affairs that has helped propel a steady shift to more automated facilities. For all of the above reasons, Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) and Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) are rapidly becoming a necessity for manufacturing, warehousing, and logistics facilities.
For industrial applications, these types of automated systems can decrease operational costs, increase safety, offer a competitive advantage and address the growing complexities of the supply chain. Moreover, with AGVs/AMRs taking on the dangerous, repetitive tasks, manufacturers can assign human resources to higher value-add tasks while simultaneously achieving new safety, productivity and cost-saving goals.
RTI works with the leading AGV/AMR manufacturers to deliver next-generation AGV/AMR systems that are capable of integrating the following functionalities:
- Advanced robotics, sensors and instrumentation
- Autonomous operations
- Fleet management
- Dynamic route management
- Data fusion, analytics and integration across devices and ecosystems
RTI Connext is a software connectivity framework
Connext enables interoperable, scalable and secure AGV/AMR platforms in mixed vendor environments. The high-level benefits of Connext for industrial automated applications include: