The February issue of Manufacturing Outlook eZine recently featured Nic Temple, Vice President of Sales for the Americas at ForwardX Robotics. The vision-based autonomous mobile robot technology will be on display during MODEX 2020 at Booth 1207. According to Temple, while there will be many AMRs on display at MODEX 2020, only ForwardX provides Visual Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) which fully integrate with WMS, MES, and ERP via Robot Computing Systems. Read the full article here.
MODEX 2020 will also feature ForwardX’s Edge/Cloud based architecture. At the edge, Robot Computing System (RCS) includes the multi-sensor fusion, computer vision-based deep learning, local path planning ability based on V-SLAM and reinforcement learning. In the cloud resides the Robotic Process Manager (RPM). The RPM includes a multi-agent cluster scheduling system. It receives tasks from operators, such as Warehouse Management Systems (WMS), Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), and ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning).
The robots holistically assign global tasks and intelligent paths for the robots, greatly increasing efficiency, improving throughput and reducing downtime.
About Jacket Media
Jacket Media is the parent company of Manufacturing Outlook e-zine. Lewis Weiss is the founder and President of Jacket Media, the parent media company which produces the flagship program Manufacturing Talk Radio, as well as The WAM Podcast (Women And Manufacturing) with host Frances Brunelle, Where’s Willie, Full Time with Amy Nicklaus, and Manufacturing Matters with Cliff Waldman.
Weiss, best known as the host of Manufacturing Talk Radio, the leading industrial podcast for the past six years, with more than 400 guests and more than a million downloads, has gained wide respect and audience.
Through these varied and innovative media vehicles Jacket Media recently entered into a formal strategic alliance with manufacturing journalist, Thomas R. Cutler, founder of the 7000-member Manufacturing Media Consortium and is also the CEO of TR Cutler, Inc.
In 2020 this partnership will allow aggressive cross-promotion of the content throughout all Jacket Media channels. Aggressive PR and social media campaigns will broaden the audience, positioning Jacket Media to a top leadership role in telling the fascinating stories and news of manufacturers and capturing industrial trends and outlooks in real-time.
Additionally, there will be a new in-depth sponsorship program introduced in early 2020 allowing thought leaders a regular contribution format and comprehensive communication channels to review products, people, trade shows, events, and trends. Customer profiles will prove especially important keeping the challenge of manufacturing today and the corresponding solutions in front of all Jacket Media readers and listeners.
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