Velodyne Lidar and MOV.AI are collaborating to provide robot manufacturers with enterprise-grade automation solutions, including mapping, navigation, obstacle avoidance, and risk avoidance, reports Parcel and Postal Technology International.
A driver in this collaboration is “demand for automation in the industrial space is leading to the need for more sophisticated industrial robots,” writes Peter Brown in Electronics 360.
Lawrence Butcher writing Autonomous Vehicle International quotes Fernando Freitas, CEO at RoboSavvy, which manufactures the autonomous mobile robot (AMR) Tugtbot.ai, saying:
“Adding Mov.AI and Velodyne technologies to Tugbot.ai provided our robot with an off-the-shelf, high-accuracy navigation and localization solution for the dynamic environments where we are deploying our AMRs.”
A story by Mike Oitzman in The Robot Report quotes Motti Kushnir, MOV.AI’s CEO, saying:
“Through the collaboration with Velodyne, we are able to offer our customers advanced SLAM navigation powered by the Puck, one of the world’s leading lidar sensors. Use of our Robotics Engine Platform allows AMR manufacturers to quickly implement state-of-the-art navigation while leaving them the ability to customize it to their needs.”