KYOTO, Japan, Feb. 1, 2017
The Mobile Robots are transport vehicle equipped with proprietary artificial intelligence (AI) technology that allows it to transport materials to a target location while calculating the optimal route and avoiding humans and obstacles. The robots are ideally suited for a wide range of indoor environments, including manufacturing and logistics facilities for the automotive, electronics, food and pharmaceutical industries. The Mobile Robots contribute towards the resolution of social issues by liberating human workers from the simple, monotonous and exhausting labor of carrying items, giving them the freedom to engage in more creative work. In addition, the AIVs work together with fixed material-handling equipment and for the first time offer users true flexibility in factory design.
The Mobile Robots promotional website will offer information on product specifications and key technologies (*1), introduce case examples of the Mobile Robots in practical use and suggest tips for how customers can install the system in their own manufacturing or storage facility.
- Car-manufacturing plants:
- Semiconductor plants:
- Food-manufacturing plants:
- Distribution warehouses:
Besides the promotional website, Mobile Robot demonstrations will be set up in eight Automation Centers (*2), located around the world, providing assistance to customers facing manufacturing issues. The Automation Centers offer customers in their respective areas individually tailored suggestions on how to utilize OMRON systems, and are also equipped with a full range of robotics-testing equipment to provide support from system evaluation and verification to safe design and installation. In addition, OMRON is planning to introduce Mobile Robots to its Kusatsu factory, western Japan, and will welcome customers to the facility to view the systems in operation as a way of promoting the popularization of the technology in a variety of manufacturing settings.
OMRON envisions a future driven by automation where machines are in harmonious interaction with humans and understand their movements and thoughts. As a part of this vision, OMRON develops unique solutions combining advanced automation technology and robotics.
Natural Feature Navigation technology enables Mobile Robots to automatically maneuver around humans and obstacles. Fleet Management technology allows the collaborative operation and optimal control of up to 100 Mobile Robot units. Easy-to-use design can enable production line changes in minutes. For details, please refer to http://www.ia.omron.com/products/family/3664/.
Automation Centers showcase OMRON's broad portfolio of unique FA equipment and are furnished with live equipment and actual products for demonstrations, along with training rooms. They provide control applications to resolve manufacturing issues faced by customers. The eighth center, Automation Center Korea, was opened in January 2017 in Seoul.
OMRON Corporation is a global leader in the field of automation based on its core technology of sensing and control. OMRON's business fields cover a broad spectrum, ranging from industrial automation and electronic components to automotive electronic components, social infrastructure systems, healthcare, and environmental solutions. Established in 1933, OMRON has over 38,000 employees worldwide, working to provide products and services in more than 110 countries and regions. In the field of industrial automation, OMRON supports manufacturing innovation by providing advanced automation technologies and products, as well as through extensive customer support, in order to help create a better society. For more information, visit OMRON's website at: http://www.omron.com/
To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/omron-launches-promotional-website-for-ai-equipped-mobile-robot-ld-series-300400123.html
SOURCE OMRON Corporation