3D Perception Makes the Difference in Vision Guided Autonomous Seegrid Robots

Seegrid is the pioneer and leader in three-dimensional vision navigation for the material handling industry. Jim Rock, Seegrid CEO shared how 2016 looks promising in the robotics industry. According to Rock, “In 2015, we saw robots emerge in manufacturing and distribution facilities worldwide, as automated vehicles have proven to be a safer and more efficient, decreasing transportation time for parts-to-line by more than 50% in some cases. This massive shift in robotics has been made possible due largely to impressive new visual capabilities. Vehicles like tow tractors and pallet trucks can now be equipped with 3D perception allowing them to operate entirely autonomously. This frees up human workers to focus on higher-level tasks, creating a dynamic workplace where humans and robots collaborate together.” 

Rock explained the use of Seegrid’s VGVs (Vision Guided Vehicles) in the material handling industry proves how drastically safety can improve thanks to 3D perception. Forklifts are responsible for 110,000 accidents each year that result in 20,000 serious injuries and 100 fatalities. 3D perception can help eliminate these types of accidents by giving vehicles actual sight and awareness of their surroundings to detect and avoid collisions. The results for Seegrid’s customers have been astounding: zero reported incidents involving Seegrid machines. 

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About Seegrid 

Seegrid (www.seegrid.com), the pioneer and leader in three-dimensional vision navigation, provides unique and revolutionary automation technology for materials handling. Engineered with state-of-the-art Seegrid Vision, industrial trucks are transformed into the next generation of AGVs: vision guided vehicles (VGVs). VGVs navigate without wires, lasers, magnets, or tape, and deliver unmatched flexibility.  Designed for simplicity and reliability, the Seegrid flexible automation solution is offered in a line of pallet trucks and tow tractors.   

Experience the maximum benefits of VGVs with Seegrid Supervisor to manage, monitor, and control a fleet of vehicles in context of your operation. Generating economic advantages and operational efficiencies, VGVs optimize workflow processes, increase productivity and throughput, labor optimization and operating costs. An award-winning organization, Seegrid is experiencing significant growth both in employees and clients. Multi-billion dollar organizations focused on lean manufacturing best-practices are turning to the Pittsburgh-based robotics leader. From large automotive operations to retail distribution centers, Seegrid VGVs are advancing the reality of a Fork Truck Free approach. VGVs improve workplace safety, reduce equipment and product damage, and deliver a rapid return on investment.

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