Jeff Christensen, Seegrid VP of Products, explains that stereo vision tech is best for infrastructure-free navigation in a recent article in New Equipment Digest. Seegrid automated vision guided vehicles (VGVs), employ 360-degree stereoscopic Vision to guide the way, as opposed to magnetic tape or Lidar. A facility employing these VGVs can change portions of a route or the entire path on the fly because they see the way humans do—with depth perception. There’s no need for wires, targets, or reflectors, so you essentially plug-in the route for whatever application is needed that shift.
“Lidar units have a whole host of problems, especially in environments that change a lot,” Christensen says. “They get lost when a box moves or a rack changes or some sort of operational change happens.”
Christensen notes, “Stereo vision is the most reliable, data rich option for interior spaces.” The 600,000+ safely traveled miles these VGVs have accrued hauling cargo for Whirlpool, Volvo, BMW, and others seem to back that claim up. Seegrid vehicles have also consistently demonstrated ROI in less than a year. VGVs increase productivity and free up workers to complete more complex tasks than driving back and forth.
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