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Autonomous Mobile Robots

The past few decades have brought monumental changes to the world of order fulfillment and material handling. From rising labor costs to a shrinking pool of qualified workers to increased pressure of next, same day, and two hour delivery—today’s order fulfillment operations have a lot of new challenges to conquer. Autonomous mobile robots make processes and workflows more efficient and productive. This is typically achieved by performing non-value added tasks—such as transporting, picking up, and dropping off product—in order to free up laborers to perform other tasks that add value to the product/operation—like picking, checking, or packing an order.

Key Takeaways:

  • The past few decades have brought monumental changes to the world of order fulfillment and material handling.
  • The rapidly expanding field at the intersection of robotics and autonomous systems has applications for every type of engineer.
  • Broadly speaking, an autonomous mobile robot (AMR) is any robot that can understand and move through its environment without being overseen directly by an operator or on a fixed predetermined path.

“AGVs have been used for several decades in industry and logistics primarily for material handling – the delivery of parts to the production line and movement of work-in-process, pallets, and raw materials.”

Read more: https://www.amtonline.org/article/autonomous-mobile-robots

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