Managing fleets of mobile robots is getting easier, thanks to emerging software layers and international collaboration. Meili Robots today announced that it has partnered with InOrbit Inc.
Meili Robots provides a universal fleet management system called Meili FMS. The Copenhagen-based company said its system is designed to allow robot operators to handle different types and brands of automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) with a single system. The fleet management tool can be used for assignging tasks to different robots, controlling traffic flows, and managing robot navigation, it said.
“By opening up this range of new opportunities and abilities, users will be reaping the benefits like never before,” stated Aldus von der Burg, CEO of Meili Robots.
InOrbit works to simplify, orchestrate robot operations
With the adoption and specialization of robots accelerating at a rapid pace, the fastest way to keep up with trends and developments in the robotics industry is to work towards the right solution together with other experts, said the partners. The rapid growth of e-commerce and strain on supply chains during the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated industry collaboration and consolidation, noted Fortune Business Insights.
InOrbit said its cloud-based robot operations, or RobOps, platform enables vendors and warehouse operators to scale up more efficiently. The Mountain View, Calif-based company said its systems can simplify robot connectivity, collect actionable data, and increase the efficiency of fleet operations and orchestration, as well as optimize robots and processes.
With the ability to easily integrate into existing systems, InOrbit said it can help engineers develop and operate mobile robot applications.
InOrbit shares RobOps goals with Meili Robots
“InOrbit and Meil Robots have been working closely towards a shared goal of advancing robot operations,” said Florian Pestoni, CEO of InOrbit.
The companies added that the combination of their expertise will help customers accelerate the adoption and use of automation worldwide. Meili Robots offers its expertise in fleet management and integration services, and InOrbit is a leader RobOps, they said.
“We at Meili Robots are especially looking forward to boosting our users’ experience by offering a local service to the robot operators — opening up a new level of automation that lets them use their mobile robot fleet to its full potential,” said Meili Robots.
Meili Robots executives describe their offerings at Demo Day.
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Eugene DemaitreEugene Demaitre was editorial director of Robotics 24/7. Prior to joining Peerless Media, he was a senior editor at Robotics Business Review and The Robot Report. Demaitre has also worked for BNA (now part of Bloomberg), Computerworld, and TechTarget. He has participated in numerous robotics-related webinars, podcasts, and events worldwide.
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Meili Robots and InOrbit are both working to better orchestrate robot operations or RobOps.
InOrbit is bridging the autonomy gap through a robot-agnostic management platform that enables companies to develop, deploy, and orchestrate autonomous robots at global scale. InOrbit’s multi-cloud platform provides secure, real-time analytics and data collection, robot performance monitoring, incident management, and remote interventions.