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Seegrid reveals more tech details about its new autonomous mobile robot

Seegrid, a maker of autonomous robots and vehicles for material handling, has revealed new details about the technology that powers the Seegrid Palion Lift AMR, the company’s first autonomous lift truck.

Palion Lift is equipped with the most advanced generation of Seegrid IQ, the company’s autonomy technology, and is “the only lift truck AMR in the market with industry-leading 3D perception”, according to the company.

Seegrid’s acquisition of Box Robotics is a driver of the company’s acceleration of next-generation Seegrid IQ technology, delivering enhanced perception and productivity to Seegrid’s AMR fleet.

Jim Rock, Seegrid’s CEO, says: “Seegrid and its AMRs are undergoing massive growth and eclipsing alternative material handling solutions to increase productivity and safety as logistics, ecommerce, and manufacturing facilities demand flexibility, reliability, and scalability.

“Palion Lift AMRs provide next level, 360° safety to flawlessly execute vertical movements and reliably self-navigate in busy, ever-changing industrial environments.”

Seegrid Palion AMRs benefit from decades of innovation. The latest generation of Palion AMR autonomy, Seegrid IQ, fuses data from cameras, LiDAR, and machine learning models with the company’s proprietary 3D computer vision system to provide safe and reliable material handling.

Todd Graves, CTO, says: “Seegrid IQ, the company’s proprietary autonomy technology, brings together our breakthrough 3D vision-based navigation technology pioneered by Dr. Hans Moravec with our best-in-class 3D situational awareness capabilities.

“Seegrid AMRs have the intelligence to perceive, plan, and control their movement, enabling them to reliably and safely perform in highly dynamic, complex, and fast moving industrial settings.”

Seegrid has long been a technology innovator since its founding in 2003 by world-renowned roboticist Hans Moravec, the company’s Chief Scientist. Seegrid Blue Labs, its dedicated in-house research and development group, specializes in advanced technology for the company’s future product innovations.

Palion Lift is Seegrid’s latest innovation, safely automating the movement of palletized goods in workflows that involve transporting payloads up to 3,500 pounds throughout customer operations, retrieving and securely placing them at heights of up to six feet for a complete, end-to-end solution.

Rock adds: “Our logistics, ecommerce, and manufacturing customers need proven, scalable automation solutions to retain their competitive advantage in an era of relentless consumer demand.

“Palion Lift is just the tip of the iceberg as to what Seegrid IQ will deliver to the materials handling industry.”

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