Geek+, an autonomous mobile robot maker, and Bosch Rexroth, a provider of drive and control technology, have signed a strategic channel agreement for North America in March 2022.
The partnership has already borne fruit in the form of a unique version of Geek+’s MP1000R moving robot augmented with the laser localization software ROKIT Locator by Bosch Rexroth.
These robots could automatically distribute materials to production line in Bosch Rexroth plant in Changzhou, China. (See video below.)
The software ROKIT Locator works in parallel with Geek+’s simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) technology and allows to offer AMRs perfectly suited to manufacturing scenarios.
In view of the vast market opportunities, Geek+ and Bosch Rexroth have agreed to facilitate resource sharing, deepen cooperation, and create more intelligent logistics solutions for their customers.
Emil Hauch Jensen, general manager, smart moving and forklift products, overseas business at Geek+, says: “We are very excited to unveil this new SLAM technology for AMRs jointly developed with Bosch Rexroth.
“The partnership will provide our customers with several products and solutions to accelerate the implementation of intelligent moving robots that will drive the intelligent transformation of the manufacturing industry.”
Armando Gonzalez , business leader AMR/robotics at Bosch Rexroth, says: “The signing of this North American strategic channel agreement with Geek+ is another milestone in the cooperation between our two companies.
“We applaud Geek+’s brand concept, professionalism, and reliable products and solutions. From cooperation in product development to cooperation in the channel market, we firmly believe that our two companies’ innovativeness and expansion strength will be increased.
“We will work together to create more competitive world-class products and a complete ecological experience.”
In the future, Geek+ will continue to implement its ecosystem-enabling strategy and work closely with partners to promote the overall intelligent transformation of supply chain operations around the world, empowering global customers to respond quickly to market demands and promote business growth.