The ability to exactly pick, place and arrange in accurate and repeatable movements, makes robotic arms or manipulators an excellent fit for manufacturing, material handling and logistics, medical surgery, food handling, and military and government uses. Mobile robot manipulators require vision guidance and excellent motion control, in addition to rugged design and reliable, long life and fast charging battery solutions. Sensors are also critical to appropriately handle objects for specific applications.
Manipulator robots are used in:
- Manufacturing and logistics (Warehouse or distribution center)
- In-home assistive devices
- Food Handling
- Advanced Assembly
- Military uses unsafe for humans such as bomb disposal
Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) and Automated Guided Carts (AGC) are transforming material handling and logistics in warehouses, distribution centers and other large facilities, by tugging, towing and transport of loose material. With obstacle avoidance and safety features, and programming to enable communication with other robots, these autonomous mobile robots streamline operations and ensure product is moved smoothly through a facility. Long operation times between battery charges and fast battery charging times, boost operational efficiencies. Most automatic guided vehicles can estimate their own location and guide themselves using an electronic map, instead of guide wires, allowing it to adapt quickly and flexibly to layout changes.
AGV/AGCs are used in:
- Warehouse and distribution centers
- Hospital, Lab, Office
- Manufacturing (Automotive, Food & Beverage, Pharmaceutical, …..)
- Other Industrial
Mobile telepresence robots at school or work enable a streaming video (and audio) appearance, from anywhere in the world. Navigation, camera and wireless solutions are required for mobility and communication. The mobile base of a telepresence robot must be able to coordinate tight corners, remain upright and maintain power for extended periods of time. Clear, crisp video and audio enhances the experience for both sides of the link, enriching the personal connection.
Telepresence robots are used in:
- Remote presence / visits of the Disabled
- Remote Learning / Education
- Distributed Teams
- Office telecommuters
- Healthcare and Patient Monitoring
- Overseas Manufacturers
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) / Drones
To fly autonomously to formerly out of reach places has propelled the use of drones in agriculture, conservation, cinematography, search and rescue, and security and surveillance. Inspection, monitoring, surveying, detection and recording are the typical functions deployed in many applications. Unmanned aerial vehicles range from consumer quadcopters to military drones. Low payload components are necessary to maximize flight time. Key components include data storage and fast data transfer, cameras, navigation and controls, sensors, thermal management, and battery power solutions.
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles / Drones are used in:
- Cinematography and Videography
- Security and Surveillance
- Search and Rescue