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Don't underestimate your environment
In a session on “Easy AMR Deployments in Not-So-Easy Environments,” Melonee Wise, CEO of Fetch Robotics and vice president of robotics and automation at Zebra Technologies, discussed the need to conduct risk assessments at both the beginning and end of projects.
“Don’t rely on software for preventing hazards,” she said. Physical and redundant safety measures are necessary.
Wise cited the example of a ladder, which AMR sensors might have difficulty perceiving. She also noted that mapping and communications should be able to scale to facilities of 1 million sq. ft.
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