Webcast: Mobile Robots Offer Flexibility for Manufacturing

Learn how autonomous mobile robots are bringing new levels of efficiency and safety to factories and warehouses.

Vecna Robotics

Vecna provides robotic lift trucks to Milton CAT.
In this Robotics 24/7 Roundtable, the speakers will discuss how factory and warehouse operators can evaluate and manage mobile robotics hardware and software for optimal efficiency.

Over the past few years, autonomous mobile robot, or AMR, suppliers have released larger, heavy-duty platforms. Many of them were destined for the automotive industry, but other factories and warehouses can use such robots for moving pallets of goods.

What should manufacturers look for in AMRs and the software that runs them? How can they bring them into existing infrastructure with minimal change? How much education is needed for the workforce and managers, and what are some emerging use cases?

Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2022
2:00 p.m. EDT/11:00 a.m. PST

In this free webcast, our expert panelists will answer these questions and more, as they look at the specific requirements for mobile robots in production environments. They will discuss topics such as the following:

  • Performance requirements for AMRs in manufacturing
  • Integrating mobile robots into factory processes and enterprise systems
  • Training and safety for larger autonomous platforms
  • Managing mobile robots alongside other equipment
  • Mobile manipulation and loading docks
  • Systems operations centers and robotics as a service

Register now (see below) and submit a question now, or ask it during the live broadcast.

About the speakers

Van Garrett, Vecna Robotics

Van Garrett
Director of AMR solutions
Vecna Robotics

Garrett has over 30 years of experience in engineering and automation-based technology. With a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in business and education from Cambridge College, Van not only has a strong foundation to understand autonomous technologies, but he is also uniquely able to clearly educate businesses on how they can be effective.

Having served as a founding member of an industrial autonomous company, Garrett has an extensive history of helping companies create success with cutting-edge businesses like Vecna Robotics, where he now holds the position of director of AMR solutions. He is a trusted and innovative resource to advise businesses on how to optimize facility workflows using robotics, helping more companies bring their operations into the future with uniquely intelligent autonomous solutions.

Ash Sharma, Interact Analysis

Ash Sharma
Managing director
Interact Analysis

In addition to leading Interact Analysis' European, Middle Eastern, and African (EMEA) operations, Sharma is the lead for the firm's Robotics and Warehouse Automation Division. He brings 20 years of experience to the table in sectors ranging from industrial automation and smart manufacturing to drones, robotics, and medical technology.

Sharma previously served as vice president and senior director at IHS Markit, where he led its power and industrial technology research practices. Sharma led a team of more than 80 analysts providing research on sectors including industrial automation and smart manufacturing, solar power and energy storage, drones and robotics, and building automation.

Jacob Upham, Korber Supply Chain

Jacob Upham
AMR pre-sales engineer
Körber Supply Chain

Upham works with customers and a range of AMR and automated guided vehicle (AGV) vendors to craft and validate warehouse automation across a wide range of industries. On a day-to-day basis, he is usually deep in Excel files, running SQL queries, documenting workflows, or generating layout scenarios in AutoCAD to make sure customers get the most accurate robotics systems possible with the data available.

Prior to joining the Körber team, Upham worked at 6 River Systems as a solutions designer. He was instrumental in prioritizing and relaying new customer requirements to the company’s product and engineering teams. Upham helped numerous customers adapt to their new reality in the COVID-19 world.

Eugene Demaitre

Moderator: Eugene Demaitre
Editorial director
Robotics 24/7, Peerless Media LLC

Demaitre is editorial director of Robotics 24/7. Prior to joining Peerless Media, he was a senior editor at other robotics publications. Demaitre has decades of experience in business-to-business, online technology coverage and has participated in numerous robotics-related webinars, podcasts, and conferences worldwide.

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