Add robots to the AI camera, this company makes logistics smarter and safer

In the logistics warehouse work, are you worried about the collision of intelligent machines? The answer from a Danish robot and mobile robot manufacturer, Mobile Industrial Robots ("MiR"), relies on Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMR) solutions.


Autonomous mobile robot AMR

Unlike the Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV), which must travel along a fixed track, AMR can automatically find the path and transfer the material only by inputting the start point A and the end point B. "MiR's AMR has two features: convenient "Safety," Thomas Visti said at the trade fair.

According to the design of the MiR autonomous mobile robot, the nurse only needs to operate the MiR robot through the mobile APP, which can conveniently help the nurse to send the medicine from the pharmacy to the ward, saving time and improving the efficiency.

In response to the high-floor design of large hospitals, in order to make MiR more intelligent and find the optimal path, MiR also launched an artificial intelligence (AI) camera this year. The MiR AI camera enables the robot to detect and identify different movement obstacles and react accordingly. For example, if the robot detects a person, it will continue to drive or detour according to the actual situation, but if they detect another AMR car, it will automatically drive the car, so that the two AMRs can pass smoothly. The robot can also predict the traffic jam zone or traffic peak zone in advance, and re-plan the route instead of entering the blocked zone and then re-planning the route.

In the case of the hospital scene, with the AI camera, the MiR robot can identify the congestion of the elevator and also better avoid the crowd.

Last year's MiR robot only had a laser function. When it encountered an obstacle, it would choose to circumvent. However, after assembling the AI camera this year, the MiR robot will recognize whether the obstacle moves or not when it encounters an obstacle, and then decide whether to continue driving.

In addition to improving work efficiency, how to ensure the safety of robots at work is also one of the challenges that need to be solved.

“At the beginning of the design, the engineer ensured that the robot remained safe after a certain internal component failed. Each MiR robot has been tested several times and can work according to the established design in any scene.” Emil Hauch Jensen's safety mechanism for MiR robots For the sake of self-confidence, "MiR robot is a cooperative robot. This is a feature that distinguishes MiR from other robot companies. We want to make the machine work well for the machine, and the work that people are good at, the safety is the premise of man-machine cooperation."

But when it comes to safety standards, Thomas Visti regrets: "There is no uniform safety standard for autonomous mobile robots AMR. What MiR can do is to ensure that it exceeds the AGV series safety standards."

It is understood that MiR has established cooperation with companies such as Toyota at the global level. This cooperation has been extended in China. Because of the different factories in different regions, the application form of MiR robots will be different.

Reprinted from the network