Mobile Robots - Addverb

Enhancing Performance through Advanced Mobile Robotics

Travect, our revolutionary Rail Guided Vehicle, transforms pallet transportation in warehouses and factories. Experience fast, flexible, and reliable movement on a fixed-floor twin rail loop. With expandable capabilities and multiple sources/destinations, Travect handles high volumes and throughput efficiently.

Dynamo, our versatile mobile robot, excels in warehousing applications like material movement, picking, and sortation. Compliant with EN1525 and ANSI/TTSDF B56.5 standards, Dynamo ensures reliability with a robust chassis and compact design. It navigates complex terrains, recognises objects, detects obstacles, and enables efficient order fulfilment using advanced AI techniques.

Zippy, our high-speed robotic sorter, efficiently sorts SKUs at high speeds. It employs obstacle detection and grid-based ground markers for optimised operations. Zippy offers flexibility for adding and removing robots and sorting destinations. It comes in two forms: table-top for vertical sortation and floor-top for integration with conveyors and case pallets.

Veloce, our flexible multi-carton picking robot addresses the high storage needs of cartons, crates, and totes of different sizes. This adaptable solution optimises space and enhances efficiency in goods-to-person operations. Employing grid-based navigation, Veloce effortlessly navigates narrow aisles, enabling double-deep storage and retrieval of cartons, crates, and totes with exceptional accuracy.

SortIE, our modular vertical sortation robot operates on a dedicated track, swiftly sorting packets to their respective bin positions in a put wall. With its innovative design, efficient belt drive mechanism, and precise motion control, it ensures flawless sortation. Ideal for rapid commerce and reverse logistics, SortIE can be readily expanded to accommodate higher demand.

Effortless Navigation for Seamless Workflow

Transforming movement inside your facility with Dynamo

Explore the capabilities of our Autonomous Mobile Robot! It boasts a robust 1500 Kg payload, impressive 1.5 m/s speed, smooth 0.2 m/s² acceleration, LiDAR-based navigation, SLAM algorithm, and natural roaming with real-time scheduling.

Revolutionising Goods-to-Person Operations and Ensuring Superior Performance with Veloce

Unleash the power of Veloce, our Multi-Carton Picking Robot, revolutionising facility operations. With its adaptable design, grid-based navigation, and exceptional accuracy, Veloce optimises space and enhances efficiency.

Achieve Reliable and Efficient Sortaation with Next-Generation Sortation Robot, Zippy

Discover the successful collaboration between Addverb and Janio Asia. Witness how our partnership automated Janio's sortation hub with Zippy and real-time WCS integration.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a mobile robot and how it is controlled?

    A mobile robot is an autonomous or minimally human-controlled robot that can move and operate in various environments. It comes equipped with LiDARs, cameras, nodes, and software algorithms for navigation and interaction. Mobile robots are controlled through a combination of hardware and software. The hardware consists of motors, wheels, and sensors, while the software includes algorithms for navigation, mapping, and obstacle avoidance. These components work together to enable autonomous or remote control of the robot's movements and actions. AMRs like Dynamo and Veloce from Addverb revolutionise the supply chain industry by automating tasks such as picking and transporting goods in warehouses. They enhance efficiency, flexibility, and productivity, working 24/7 without breaks and adapting to changing demands. AMRs improve safety with obstacle detection and offer data collection for optimisation, enabling companies to streamline operations and meet market demands.

  • Are mobile robots safe to use around humans? What happens if the robot encounters an obstacle?

    Collaborative mobile robots, such as AMRs, prioritise safety while working alongside humans in dynamic environments. These robots are equipped with safety-rated laser scanning systems that quickly interpret obstructions, allowing them to reroute or halt completely to avoid collisions. For instance, AMRs from Addverb can detect obstacles several meters ahead, enabling them to make informed decisions. With the increasing demand for this technology, it is crucial to deliver systems that prioritise safety. AMRs operate at speeds similar to walking pace, ensuring employees feel completely at ease in their presence. Addverb incorporates sensor technology and various components into its robots, enabling them to receive, process, and analyse data in real time, allowing for appropriate actions to be taken. For instance, when an autonomous mobile robot comes across an obstacle, like a pallet, on its designated path, it will either recalculate an alternative route if feasible or halt its movement if there is a potential risk of harm to operators. This integration of sensors and intelligent decision-making ensures the safe and efficient operation of our robots in dynamic environments.

  • Why choose Addverb for Autonomous Mobile Robots requirements?

    Addverb is a leading choice for Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMR) requirements due to its exceptional expertise and comprehensive solutions. Addverb offers a wide range of AMR options tailored to specific needs, coupled with advanced sensor technology and intelligent algorithms. Their AMRs are designed to optimise efficiency, enhance productivity, and ensure seamless integration into existing workflows. Addverb's commitment to quality, reliability, and customer satisfaction makes them a trusted partner for businesses seeking cutting-edge autonomous mobile robot solutions.

  • What are the potential challenges or requirements businesses should consider when implementing mobile robots?

    Implementing mobile robots in a business setting requires careful consideration of various challenges. Initial costs encompass purchasing the robots, establishing infrastructure, and integrating software. Adequate training is necessary to enable employees to operate and collaborate with the robots seamlessly. Ongoing maintenance, including inspections, warehouse automation software updates, and addressing hardware issues, is crucial to maintain optimal robot performance. Furthermore, businesses need to assess the impact on existing workflows, potential resistance to change, and the importance of continuous monitoring and optimisation of robotic systems. By addressing these factors, businesses can effectively navigate the challenges associated with mobile robot implementation.

  • What complementary solutions are required with mobile robots?

    When implementing mobile robots, the focus extends beyond the robot itself to encompass the overall application solution. This is because the robots are typically part of a larger framework where the Warehouse Management System (WMS) and other controlling systems play a vital role. It is crucial to understand how mobile robots integrate with existing systems to ensure seamless operation. For material handling, AMRs often require special mounts to lift pallets or boxes from below. Additionally, the presence of charging stations is essential, especially when multiple AMRs need to charge simultaneously. Considering these factors will contribute to a well-integrated and efficient mobile robot solution.

  • How do AMRs navigate through warehouses?

    AMRs differ from AGVs as they rely on software-generated maps rather than physical guidance systems like wires or sensors. Similar to a car with GPS, AMRs use laser scanners or pre-loaded facility drawings to construct maps and navigate accordingly. The system determines the optimal route between specified points, with addresses serving as points on the map. The AMR interface allows for intuitive teaching of pickup and drop-off locations, defining speed zones, preferred driving areas, and restricted zones. Equipped with cameras, sensors, laser scanners, and sophisticated software, the AMR autonomously detects its surroundings and selects the most efficient path. When obstacles are encountered, such as forklifts or people, the AMR safely manoeuvres around them, adapting its route as necessary.

  • How can mobile robots optimise warehouse operations and improve overall efficiency in the supply chain industry?

    Mobile robots optimise warehouse operations and improve supply chain efficiency. They automate tasks like picking and transporting goods, increasing productivity and throughput. Their small size and ability to move easily enable efficient use of space, maximising storage capacity. Advanced sensors ensure precise navigation, accurate picking, and inventory tracking, reducing errors. Real-time data collection and analysis provide valuable insights for data-driven decision-making, optimising workflows. By streamlining processes, mobile robots enhance overall efficiency and cost-effectiveness in the supply chain industry.

  • How do mobile robots integrate with existing warehouse systems and processes, ensuring a smooth transition and minimal disruption to daily operations?

    Mobile robots seamlessly integrate with existing warehouse systems and processes, ensuring a smooth transition and minimal disruption to daily operations. They are designed to be compatible with commonly used warehouse management systems (WMS) and can communicate and exchange data seamlessly. Through API integration, mobile robots can receive instructions and transmit real-time status updates to the WMS, enabling efficient task allocation and coordination. Additionally, mobile robots are flexible and adaptable, capable of navigating existing warehouse layouts and working alongside human operators. This integration allows for seamless collaboration between robots and existing processes, ensuring a streamlined workflow and optimised operations.

  • What are the key benefits of implementing mobile robots in warehouse environments?

    Implementing mobile robots in warehouse environments offers several key benefits. Firstly, they enhance operational efficiency by automating labour-intensive tasks, leading to increased productivity and throughput. Mobile robots also optimise space utilization, maximizing storage capacity within the warehouse. With advanced sensors and algorithms, they improve accuracy and reduce errors in tasks like picking and inventory tracking. Moreover, mobile robots provide real-time data and insights, enabling data-driven decision-making for process optimisation. Additionally, they contribute to a safer work environment by tactfully moving around obstacles. Overall, mobile robots streamline warehouse operations, improve efficiency, and enhance the overall performance of the supply chain.

  • What are the most disruptive technologies associated with mobile robotics used in intralogistics today and what is the role of AI in these robots?

    Mobile robotics in intralogistics is driven by disruptive technologies. The integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) enables robots to perceive their environment, make intelligent decisions, and adapt. Advanced sensor systems, including LiDAR and cameras, provide accurate perception and autonomous navigation. Collaborative mobile robots, or cobots, work alongside humans, utilising AI to ensure safe collaboration. Cloud computing facilitates real-time data exchange and analysis, optimising operations and enabling centralised control. These technologies enhance mobile robots' capabilities, allowing them to perform complex tasks, navigate autonomously, collaborate with humans, and optimise efficiency in warehouse and logistics operations. Together, AI, advanced sensors, cobots, and cloud computing form a powerful ecosystem that revolutionises intralogistics, transforming the way warehouses operate and improving productivity, safety, and overall performance.

  • What types of tasks and operations can mobile robots perform within a warehouse setting?

    Mobile robots can perform a wide range of tasks and operations within a warehouse setting. They provide advanced automation soltutions to perfrom repetitive and labour-intensive tasks such as picking and sorting items, transporting goods between locations, and replenishing inventory. Mobile robots can navigate through aisles, transport pallets or bins, and deliver items to designated areas. They can also assist in inventory management by conducting cycle counts and providing real-time data on stock levels. Additionally, mobile robots can collaborate with human workers, working alongside them to enhance productivity and efficiency in various warehouse operations.