Fast Five: Assessing AMR System Implementation

May 2, 2024
Whether new to the world of autonomous mobile robots or looking to gain knowledge, this interview with Mobile Industrial Robots’ Rishabh Aurora offers guidance.

In this first of a three-part educational series with subject matter experts from Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR), Rishabh Aurora, team lead for application engineering, talks about the technical evaluation of autonomous mobile robot (AMR) projects.

Key factors for assessing AMR feasibility include:

  • Payload 
  • Plant layout
  • User interaction
  • Integration with existing systems.

The importance of selecting sensors and software tailored to the project’s needs was underscored, including considerations for fleet management, integration with infrastructure and software compatibility. In the evaluation process, checking system compatibility and conducting proof-of-concept tests are important for assessing integration.

Risk assessment should focus on safety standards, compliance, risk documentation and brake tests for various scenarios, while return on investment (ROI) analysis factors in labor redeployment and safety benefits.

The emphasis on planning and assessment are necessary for successful AMR implementation with a focus on productivity gains and safety enhancements, highlighting that thorough evaluation and strategic planning play vital roles in the effective integration of AMRs into industrial settings.

Watch additional parts of this interview series with MiR:

Part 2: Fast Five: Enhancing Team Efficiency with AMRs

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