Autonomous navigation developer BlueBotics, which was recently acquired by Zapi Group, is heading to LogiMAT 2022 to launch a new educational resource for prospective buyers of AGVs, and to showcase a multi-brand fleet of automated vehicles driven by its ANT technology.
On May 31, BlueBotics will also unveil a brand-new online education platform.
This comprehensive new website will enable supply chain decision makers to learn about AGVs, automated forklifts and AMRs, explore the return on investment possible with these solutions, and browse a wide range of approximately 100 different automated vehicles based on the company’s ANT navigation platform.
Dr Nicola Tomatis, the CEO of BlueBotics, says: “Site automation has become a priority for a growing number of businesses, driven by the need to improve resilience and remain competitive in these challenging times.
“As such, many companies are examining their automated vehicle options more closely.
“And our forthcoming online resource will help professionals and decision makers to do exactly that.”
Multi-brand fleet demo
The BlueBotics stand in hall 2 will also host a unique multi-brand vehicle demonstration. This will feature several different brands of vehicles, spanning automated guided vehicles (AGV), automated forklifts and autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) from across the ANT navigation ecosystem.
These vehicles will run a small pallet-moving operation, all controlled by one ANT server software project. Specifically, the fleet will include: one automated pallet truck, one automated forklift, one omnidirectional AGV, and three autonomous mobile robots from two different brands.
Tomatis says: “As our multi-brand demo will show, ANT navigation allows a business to slot together the widest possible range of vehicle types and brands in one connected and highly robust fleet.
“This provides great flexibility when building out a custom fleet. And at a multinational level, today’s wide ecosystem of ANT vehicle producers allows large enterprises to work with different local vehicle suppliers in different territories, while still reaping the benefits of deploying one globally-proven technology platform.”
ANT natural feature navigation by BlueBotics provides accurate, robust, repeatable vehicle performance.
There are minimal infrastructure changes required – unlike with vehicles that follow physical lines or use laser triangulation – meaning vehicles are quick to install and operations can be modified easily in future.
As a business’s site and needs evolve, multiple types and even brands of ANT driven vehicles can be connected in a diverse fleet using ANT server, the company’s advanced mission and fleet management software.
This software can also interface with a business’s existing WMS, MES, or ERP software, in addition to communicating seamlessly with on-site equipment such as palletizers, automatic doors and elevators.
LogiMAT 2022 runs from May 31 to June 2 at the Stuttgart Trade Fair Center in Stuttgart, Germany.
Alongside the company’s all-new educational platform and multi-brand fleet demo, BlueBotics’ team of autonomous navigation experts will be on hand to answer any questions visitors might have about ANT or ANT driven vehicles.