MiR Features Innovations in AMR at Automate 2023

Advancements in MiR’s flexible, safe and cost-effective AMRs, including enhanced software capabilities and artificial intelligence (AI), speed deployments, improve efficiencies and deliver faster ROI

Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR), the global market leader in autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), will feature the company’s latest safe, flexible and cost-effective AMRs as well as advancements in fleet management software and artificial intelligence (AI) at Automate 2023 in Detroit May 22-25. Attendees can see MiR’s full range of AMRs for automating internal logistics in manufacturing and warehouse environments, experience how its new MiR Insights optimizes fleets of robots and hear about the role AI plays (or will soon play) in unlocking the value of AMRs for any operation.

“Advancements in AMRs, from artificial intelligence to fleet management and data analysis capabilities, make the decision to automate or expand robot fleets to handle new applications easy while delivering increased efficiencies and faster ROI,” said Jane Heffner, director of sales, Americas. “Seeing our user-friendly and highly flexible robots in person—whether in limited motion at the booth or full out in the AMR Technology Demonstration booth—makes it clear how they can benefit nearly any organization. It’s what keeps our customers, especially some of the largest multinational enterprises worldwide, coming back for more AMRs to handle even more logistics applications within their facilities.”

AMRs and how MiR Insights help optimize fleets

In addition to AMRs at its booth (#4032), MiR will offer expanded demonstrations at the AMR Technology Demonstration Center (#450) May 22 from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and May 24 from 3:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Featured AMRs include the MiR250, capable of transporting materials up to 250 kg (551 pounds), along with the MIR600 and MiR1350, the first IP52-rated AMRs designed for transporting heavy materials through challenging manufacturing and logistic warehouse environments. As demonstrated, MiR’s AMRs navigate smoothly and safely among people and other transport equipment in dynamic environments, even on busy trade show floor. Sensors, 3D cameras and the latest laser scanning technology ensure 360-degree vision for precise and safe navigation and operations.

MiR will also feature, upon request, an in-depth video demonstration of the company’s newest software tools suite, MiR Insights, in operation at a customer facility. This cloud-based software tool enables fleet owners to track and analyze the operations of its robots and get actionable insights that can improve the robots’ performance. Key features include:

  • Data dashboards: Monitors key performance indicators (KPIs) such as distance driven, completed missions, and robot utilization rate.
  • Heatmaps: Tracks robot activity over both time and physical locations and visualizes areas with poor WiFi coverage and potential robot traffic bottlenecks.

Learn how artificial intelligence accelerates AMR deployments

With AI dominating the headlines, MiR chief architect, James Davidson, will share conference session on “AI for AMRs: A synergistic approach to unlocking the value of autonomous mobile robots for your operation.” Scheduled for Monday, May 22, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m., in room 320 of the conference, Davidson will simplify the conversation around AI and zoom in specifically on the landscape of AMRs, highlighting how AI is (or soon will be) unlocking incremental value for a company’s operations.

“Adopting AMRs into wide-scale operations is still in its infancy, and artificial intelligence could well be the critical component needed to accelerate adoption worldwide,” Davidson said. “While AI has developed into somewhat of an abstract and confusing ‘buzzword’ across all industries, the potential is. massive and wide-reaching, and real-world use cases with AMRs already demonstrate the benefits AI can offer.”

Partners expand MiR AMR demonstrations across the show floor

In addition to robots in MiR’s booth and the AMR Technology Demonstration Center, partners will feature MiR AMRs as part of their automation solution. MiR AMRs can be found in the following booths:

  • Wauseon Machine (#4439)
  • Alliance Automation (#200)
  • GCG Automation (C&E) (#5520)
  • Rhino (#3752)
  • Motion AI (#1035)
  • Humatics (#5415)
  • Applied Automation (#4039)

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