OTTO Motors software improves the speed of its material handling AMRs - The EE

OTTO Motors software improves the speed of its material handling AMRs

Kitchener, Canada – OTTO Motors announced the release of a software upgrade that increases the speed of its material handling autonomous mobile robots (AMRs). The release improves AMR speed by as much as 10% for OTTO 1500 v1.2, a longtime workhorse for the company. By continuously improving the AMR software, OTTO Motors ensures that their robots become faster, safer, more reliable, and more productive with a higher return on investment the longer customers own them.

“Customers rely on us to provide the most productive and safe industrial robots as they tackle supply chain issues and target 24×7, uninterrupted operations,” says Jay Judkowitz, VP of product at OTTO Motors. “The latest software release significantly lowers mission completion times for our robots, directly impacting the overall throughput and ROI for the customers. We also aim to enhance overall user experience in this release, increasing efficiency for plant managers and floor managers. We are laser focused on continuously upgrading our product.”

OTTO Motors’ previous software release in June 2022 armed customers with sophisticated tools to analyse their system, identify risks, and optimise their AMR-driven material flow. 

OTTO Motors latest software release packed with multiple new features. Below are some of the highlights:

Improved AMR speed for higher throughput

  • Introducing graph-based planner, an improved robot path-planning method which ensures faster mission planning, more predictable routes and smoother and faster turning; resulting in lower takt times and a higher ROI for the customer. 
  • Improvements in the average speed of the OTTO AMRs as they get smarter at detecting small objects on the ground from a distance. This enables them to maneuver swiftly and smoothly around any obstacle.

Increased ease-of-use and faster troubleshooting

  • Introducing auto-localisation, an exciting new feature that triggers robots to localise on their own with one click of a button. Results are near instantaneous and require no effort from the user.
  • Introducing easy-to-use bag collection tool that helps operators and floor managers get speedy troubleshooting support for 3D cameras on the OTTO AMRs. It will enable users to capture video data with minimal effort and help them maximise uptime.
  • Customers can now experiment with Blockly, a visual programming editor that allows them to tell robots what to do without having to write code. Using this simple interface, customers can create user-defined workflows for the robots and implement custom handling of events like safety stops.

OTTO Motors has enabled manufacturers in various industries including automotive, industrial, and consumer goods to adopt automation and reduce their material handling costs to as low as [$9 (€9.15)] per hour. Their latest software release is another step in helping organisations create safer and more productive work environments where AMRs tackle repetitive and dangerous tasks, while humans handle more specialised jobs.

To learn more about the feature in the latest release, please visit the blog here.

To see the full fleet of OTTO AMRs with the latest features applied, visit OTTO Motors booth 1211 at the AMR & logistics conference in Boston from October 10-13, 2022.

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