The subhead for the Seegrid / RōBEX partnership announcement famous “Seegrid Companions with Rising Robotics Integrator”. ‘Rising’ is the operative phrase right here, however ‘competent’ may additionally function the RōBEX descriptor.
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Pittsburgh, PA primarily based Seegrid Company, a supplier of autonomous cellular robots (AMRs) for materials dealing with operations, introduced that it has entered right into a strategic partnership settlement with Perrysburg, Ohio primarily based RōBEX, a robotics and automation integrator and engineering companies supplier.
Extra Choices – The RōBEX AMR options portfolio now embody members of Seegrid’s Palion collection of AMRs, together with the Seegrid Palion Carry, the Seegrid Palion Pallet Truck and the Seegrid Palion Tow Tractor.
Enabling Applied sciences – RōBEX will even make out there to its prospects Seegrid’s different enabling applied sciences for materials dealing with automation together with Seegrid’s Supervisor fleet administration software program and Fleet Geek cloud-based, knowledge analytics platform.
Acquired – The identical day because the partnership was introduced, RōBEX gave discover that the corporate, together with a second automation integrator, Mid-State Engineering, has been acquired by personal fairness agency Angeles Fairness Companions. Along with integrators RōBEX and Mid-State, Angeles Fairness Companion’s portfolio additionally consists of various manufacturing companies.
The Seegrid partnership broadens and deepens the RōBEX AMR options portfolio.
That Seegrid has added RōBEX as a methods integrator companion is commendable, and congratulations are so as. However it is usually necessary to know why the partnership makes good enterprise sense for each events, in addition to what it reveals about crucial (and evolving) competencies for each automation integrators and their expertise companions.
Autonomous cellular robots are purple sizzling within the manufacturing and logistics sectors. AMR deployments for warehouse and industrial operations are surging, and this progress is anticipated to extend for the foreseeable future. Accordingly, expertise with autonomous cellular methods, together with their deployment and operations, is a crucial functionality for robotics and automation integrators. Earlier to the Seegrid partnership announcement, RōBEX fashioned integrator partnerships with AMR suppliers MiR and AutoGuide. The Seegrid integrator deal broadens and deepens the RōBEX AMR options portfolio.
RōBEX can be in tune with different robotics and automation traits akin to 3D visioning, and machine studying, in addition to the Robotics-as-a-Service (RaaS) enterprise fashions (of many varieties) which have shortly grow to be de rigueur amongst ahead pondering AMR suppliers, together with Seegrid. RōBEX’s Robotics-as-a-Service program is RōBEX FLEXX.
Like AMRs and RaaS, AI powered machine imaginative and prescient can be a crucial enabler for growing automation operational effectiveness, and as such robotics integrators will need to have some kind of play there. The RōBEX partnership with Plus One Robotics does simply that. Plus One’s edge 3D and AI-powered imaginative and prescient software program, PickOne, permits for vision-guided manipulation of quite a lot of objects, and is robotic and gripper agnostic. Since its founding in 2016, Plus One has obtained three rounds of funding funding for a complete of US $43 million, a transparent indicator how the funding group views the corporate and their imaginative and prescient powered manipulation resolution.
Dan Kara is Vice President, Robotics at WTWH Media the place he chartered with driving the corporate’s robotics initiatives together with on-line and print publications, and in-person and digital occasions. Previous to becoming a member of WTWH, he was Observe Director, Robotics and Clever Techniques at ABI Analysis and Chief Analysis Officer for Myria RAS, each analysis and advisory companies companies centered on automation, robotics and clever methods. Dan additionally served as President of Robotics Developments, an built-in media and analysis agency serving the private, service and industrial robotics markets. (Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dankara/)