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GMV and ANYbotics partner to ‘transform industrial inspection’ with autonomous robots

GMV, a multinational technology company, and ANYbotics, a developer of autonomous inspection robots for industrial applications, have partnered to drive innovation and enhance efficiency in automated industrial inspections.

This strategic collaboration aims to revolutionize the way companies manage their inspection operations, providing improved effectiveness and optimized resource utilization in industrial environments.

Autonomous robotics has become a cornerstone solution in the industry to perform routine and complex inspections with greater efficiency. The alliance between industry leaders GMV and ANYbotics is a significant step toward the widespread adoption of robotics technology.

By integrating GMV’s cloud-based autonomous robot movement solution uPathWay with ANYmal, ANYbotics’ purpose-built quadruped inspection robot, the deployment of outdoor navigation systems and real-time fleet optimization becomes achievable.

High technological sophistication and advanced innovation

ANYbotics is a pioneer in creating versatile autonomous robots capable of navigating complex industrial environments and conducting precise inspections. The robustness and adaptability of ANYmal, coupled with the ability to operate in challenging conditions, make ANYbotics ideal partners for industrial applications.

Meanwhile, GMV brings extensive expertise in control and automation systems, along with proficiency in integrating advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence and cybersecurity. The uPathWay solution integrated into quadruped robots combines precise location accuracy through the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) with dynamic routing efficiency.

The deployment of inspection robots in industry brings several benefits, including process and resource optimization. Real-time data collection and advanced analytics enable informed decision-making, facilitating predictive maintenance scheduling, cost reduction, and prolonged asset service life.

These inspection robots can also autonomously navigate remote or hazardous areas, eliminating the need for human presence and significantly reducing the carbon footprint.

Ángel C. Lázaro, head of industrial sector robotics and automation at GMV, says: “At GMV, we are dedicated to delivering state-of-the-art autonomous robotics solutions that adhere to the highest quality standards. We even offer ATEX certified solutions, allowing operation in potentially explosive atmospheres.

“This partnership with ANYbotics represents a significant milestone in industrial automation, reaffirming our commitment to driving innovation in this field.”

Enzo Wälchli, CCO of ANYbotics, says: “ANYmal’s integration with GMV’s uPathWay fits seamlessly into ANYbotics’ strategic vision for AI-driven autonomous mobility.

“This integration enables ANYmal to efficiently handle complicated outdoor inspection tasks across multiple industries by leveraging the power of a cloud platform to perform multiple tasks. It gives our robots a decisive advantage in dynamic environments.”

Two industry leaders in the technology sector, GMV, and ANYbotics, contribute their expertise and knowledge to drive the transformation in automated industrial inspections. They guarantee a high-level of availability, reliability, and efficiency in the process.

GMV is a privately owned technology business group founded in 1984 and trading on a worldwide scale in the following sectors: Space, Aeronautics, Defense and Security, Cybersecurity, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Automotive, Healthcare, Telecommunications and IT for government authorities and major corporations.

In 2022, the company posted revenues of over €311 million. With more than 3,000 employees, it currently has subsidiaries in Spain, the USA, Germany, France, Poland, Portugal, Romania, the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium, Malaysia, and Colombia, with 75 percent of its revenue derived from international projects on five continents.

The company’s growth strategy is based on continuous innovation, and it plows back 10 percent of its turnover into inhouse R&D.

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