The implementation of automation in the logistics and manufacturing sectors can bring about significant improvements in efficiency, profitability, and safety. However, the absence of a reliable and adaptable navigation technology has hindered the full utilization of automation in material handling operations. This industry landscape is now changing with the arrival of the VSLAM navigation technology developed by Sevensense Robotics.
Sevensense Robotics, a Zurich-based supplier of industrial-grade 3D visual SLAM solutions, will be presenting its new Alphasense Autonomy Evaluation Kit at the ProMAT trade fair in Chicago. Between March 20 and 23, manufacturers of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) and automated guided vehicles (AGVs) can experience for themselves the solution for quick and easy testing of 3D Visual Autonomy technology, further details of which can be found in a press release.
Alphasense Autonomy is an autonomous robotics system from the Zurich start-up that combines the advantages of visual SLAM positioning (VSLAM) with Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based technology for local perception and navigation. This enables the robots to navigate precisely and reliably across both indoor and outdoor environments, including on uneven floors and ramps - and all without the need for any additional infrastructure.
The Evaluation Kit, which will be presented at the fair, is a standardized prototyping solution of Alphasense Autonomy, which enables every technical department to operate and test the system on their own vehicles. This is intended to accelerate the development and deployment of AMRs and AGVs, while also offering improved performance and expanding operational capabilities.
“We observed that many AMR manufacturers considered Alphasense Autonomy as an option to incorporate 3D Visual Autonomy capabilities into their offering, but integrating, testing, and validating the fit of this navigation technology in their own vehicles and their use cases still required more expertise and time than they were able to invest”, explains Gianluca Cesari, CBDO at Sevensense Robotics. This is why the innovative Evaluation Kit is an exciting step for the start-up: "The Alphasense Autonomy Evaluation Kit offers them an off-the-shelf option to easily and quickly test Alphasense Autonomy and take a generational technological leap forward."
Sevensense Robotics is a spin-off of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH Zurich and is headquartered in the Greater Zurich Area. The region is regarded as a global leader in robotics, drone technology, and computer vision. Companies like Sevensense Robotics benefit from the close ties between industry, universities, and authorities, during the research and development of their products. ko
Robotics Hub Greater Zurich Area
Robotics Hub Greater Zurich Area
The Greater Zurich Area continues to be a global leader in robotics, drone technology, and computer vision. There are close ties in the region between the industry, world-class universities and researchers, and innovation-friendly authorities. This has driven revolutionary advancements, attracted leading technology firms and talent, and encouraged entrepreneurship in the region, leading to unmatched opportunities for robot technology and intelligent systems companies. Multinationals, SMEs, and startups that are in Greater Zurich enjoy a high availability of talent. This is thanks to a plethora of renowned higher education institutions in the region.