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Start small, but think big
Matt Charles, sales director at Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR), divided successful AMR deployments into three phases:
Phase 1: Internal discussion, engage customers, evaluate their sites, and run early demonstrations.
Phase 2: Start small with low-risk applications, include application review and pilots or proofs of concept, as well as simulation.
Phase 3: Upskill the workforce, work with integrators and vendors on scaling and fleet deployment.
“Start now, start small, and think big,” he said.
Nearly 35% of AMR users are interested in or already using robotics-as-a-service (RaaS) models, said Parker Conroy, director of global marketing for mobile robotics at Omron Robotics.
“It’s better to architect for a fleet than to start with one mobile robot,” he said. “Think about growth from Day 1. Change is constant—software will evolve as well as your environment.”
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