Thira Robotics, a South Korean autonomous mobile robots (AMR) developer and a subsidiary of smart factory solutions leader THiRA UTech, has officially launched in the US market, providing AMR to navigate facility conditions previously not fit for automation.
Thira Robotics offers solutions to healthcare, manufacturing, and supply chain industries to overcome physical barriers to technology adoption. Their launch coincides with Promat 2023, held in Chicago starting March 20th.
Peter Kim, CEO of Thira Robotics, says: “Some plants with poor conditions struggle to integrate AMR successfully. Now, older manufacturers don’t need to remodel to integrate. With Thira Robotics, robotization is possible for facilities not fit for automation.
“Our next-generation technology improves existing solutions by offering real-life-ready logistics AMRs to handle imperfect floors and high traffic for US industries to solve labor shortages and other market gaps.”
Unlike current AMR market offerings, Thira Robotics AMR can operate on damaged floors, changing surroundings, high traffic, liquid spills, slopes, narrow spaces, and elevators.
Accelerating AMR innovation in South Korea’s competitive market, which leads the world in automation, allowed Thira Robotics to win all bids against established AMR makers.
At Promat, the company will introduce five models and demonstrations of AMR operating on uneven and sloped flooring.
Kim says: “At the National Cancer Center, the #1 clinical research center in Korea, our AMRs augmented hospital staff and piloted 24/7 patient and nurse-assistance services.
“We streamlined factory processes for cosmetics conglomerate AmorePacific, where split warehousing and manufacturing facilities with complex traffic and high order volume slowed production.”
For those interested in customizable automated solutions, visit Thira Robotics’ in-person demonstrations at Promat, booth #N6054.