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  • Leading software for autonomous mobile robots

    Robot Navigation and Localization
    Sophisticated hardware independent software for localization and navigation for fleets of autonomous mobile robots (AMR).

    Fleet Management and Business Processes
    Our software solution comes with an integrated fleet management system to coordinate multiple robots.

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  • Leading software for autonomous mobile robots

      • Localization and Navigation

      • Our #1 software that enables robots to localize and navigate autonomously can be easily integrated in any mobile robot.

          • Easy Integration

          • A standardized UDP based interface enables fast integration into new or existing robot plattforms
            • One simple interface between software and robot hardware
            • Proven: multiple vendors already use the protocol to enable their mobile robots doing localization and navigation
          • Battle tested localization technology

          • Simultaneous localization and mapping using laser scan data
            • Localization is based on reliable laser scan data
            • No additional sensors are needed. A common safety laser that is on board anyway does the job.
            • Laser scanner based localization enables the robot to calculate its position without the need of any additional helper technologies.
          • Autonomous Navigation

          • No need to specify transport paths up front. Our navigation solution always finds the right way, just tell it where to go next.
            • No predefined paths
            • Instant re-routing
            • Obstacles are avoided on the way
            • Safe to operate in areas with other vehicles and humans
            • Interaction with other vendors via the VDA/VDMA 5050 Interface
          • Traffic Management

          • Smart solutions to avoid delays and increase throughput, even with a high number of shuttles
            • Realtime inter-shuttle communication
            • Traffic jam detection
            • Coordination with Fleet Management
          • VDA / VDMA 5050

          • The standard interface for autonomous mobile robots and fleet management systems.
            • incubed IT is part of the standardization group
            • A full implementation of the VDA/VDMA 5050 interface is part of the software stack.

            VDA / VDMA 5050 Interface
            A standard interface for all kinds of autonomous mobile robots.
            incubed IT’s software suite includes a full implementation of the VDA/VDMA5050 interface.

            As we are part of the standardization group, we have direct insights on the direction of the interface.
        • Fleet Management Server

        • The central fleet management server (FMS) acts as gateway between the shuttle fleet and the outside world, like host systems as ERP or WMS. It also servers as a coordinating service to optimize the traffic flow within a fleet of autonomous mobile robots. Moreover it is the central point for business processes carried out by the fleet of robots and offers a graphical user interface to interact with the fleet.
            • Central Configuration

            • All setup and configuration data is stored and distributed by the fleet management system and distributed to the fleet when necessary. It is the single point of software version management. It distributes software updates among the fleet with our so called ``one-click installation``.
              • The Fleet Management Server stores all configuration of the facility.
              • It distributes the map and all other parameters when necessary.
              • Deploy software versions from the fleet management server to mobile robots.
              • Fast update and rollback with a single click
              • Transfer of settings and software versions with a single package between different installations (Digital Twin)
            • Traffic Optimization

            • The fleet management server helps the fleet to coordinate its driving behavior. It acts as a traffic advisor.
              • Traffic areas can be reserved and locked.
              • Traffic constraints are enforced by the fleet management server.
              • 3rd party integration via VDA/VDMA 5050 Interface coming soon.
            • Optimal Task Scheduling

            • Based on multiple input factors such as travelling distance or battery status, the fleet management system allocates the best fitting shuttle to the next set of tasks.
              • Orders or tasks are distributed by the fleet management server.
              • The fms balances the tasks based on multiple input criteria.
            • Custom Processes and Interfaces

            • A fleet of autonomous mobile robots is only as useful as the task it carries out. To offer a broad set of use cases, the task that robots carry out can be heavily customized.
              • Numerous order generation mechanisms, such as different UIs.
              • Rule based system to generate orders based on external sensors / triggers.
              • RESTful webservice to integrate into a customers IT landscape (such as an ERP Host or SAP).
            • Cloud Ready

            • All software services of the fleet management system are built to be cloud ready. An installation of the fms can be used on-premise and in any customers cloud environment.
              • The fms can be installed On Premise or in any cloud environment.
              • A hosted solution by incubed IT is available.
              • Instant availability of new software versions and services.
              • Following the Digital Twin concept, an FMS installation is just one instance of a twin.
            • User Interface and Analytics

            • A web based interface that is designed with any device in mind is used to configure and observe the fleet of autonomous mobile robots.
              • The interface covers the whole lifecycle of a facility – from installation to monitoring.
              • Initial Mapping with a smartphone, analytics with your PC – Your choice.
              • Statistics of the fleet’s behavior enable the user to dig deep into his facility and how the robots perform.
          • How to make a robot smart?

          • These simple steps will transform a simple AGV into a smart autonomous mobile robot.

            First Step: Design your Robot
            Design and build the robot according to your customers needs.

            Second Step: Implement our Interface
            Implement the simple hardware abstraction layer provided by our software and execute the test suite provided.

            Third Step: Make your Customer Happy
            Get the robot into the field. Easy installation and process customization pave the way to effortless and successful projects

              • Features and Competitive Positioning

              • Leading Software to Enable Robots to Navigate Autonomously

                • Navigation
                  Smooth and quick obstacle avoidance combined with automatic re-routing.
                • Hybrid Fleets
                  Combination of various models and different types of shuttles from multiple vendors possible within one fleet
                • Hardware Integration
                  Large existing hardware database and easy integration of new models using a standard hardware abstraction layer.
                • Deployment
                  Quick and easy deployment of FMS and shuttles using existing infrastructure
                • Customisations
                  Apps ready to add process, order and floor management tools.
                • Optimisations
                  Ongoing optimisation of navigation software, kinematics and learning capabilites over the cloud
                • Digital Twins
                  The digital twin serves as advanced planning and verification tool for the complete project life cycle – planning, operation, support and process adaption
                • Services
                  3rd level support, Training and Consulting
                  • Selected use cases

                  • Our software fits a large set of shuttle types for many sets of use cases.

                      • Efficiency for Warehouse Logistics

                      • High-volume FMCG Warehouse Logistics

                        High efficiency needed
                        • Complex setting with 50 different stations
                        • Long distance transports of individual pallets inside the warehouse
                        • Quick implementation of warehouse automation to cope with the fast-changing industry needs
                        • Warehouse parts with normal temperature (shelf stable foods) and cooler part (cold storage foods)

                        High Efficiency Quickly Implemented
                        • 40 autonomous pallet carries pass 1,000km per day
                        • They manage up to 500 orders per hour in peak periods
                        • No single point of failure
                        • Enabled frequent changes in 2018 and 2019
                      • Flexibility for Unpredictable E-commerce

                      • Direct-to-consumer E-commerce Logistics

                        A leading German department store chain and online retailer focused on fashion

                        High Flexibility Needed
                        • High return rates in the fashion industry
                        • Manual handling of goods at the workstations needed
                        • Seasonal workload and varying amount of goods
                        • Varying types of goods
                        • Overall business hard to anticipate

                        High Flexibility Efficiently Delivered
                        • Eliminated the need for conveyor link to every workstation which helped workflow flexibility, accessibility and cost optimization
                        • 600 transports per hour – to and from workstations and shelves
                        • Workstations did not require integration with the robots and the software leading to simpler and cheaper deployment
                      • Warehouses and Production

                      • Further Applications

                        Implemented at a Range of Production Sites of different customers

                        Realized Benefits in Further Projects
                        Flexibility provided – no incubed IT support necessary
                        • Securing the investment when the production plant is abandoned
                        • Flexibility in case of reorganization and extensibility (scalability)
                        • Still feasible with crowded and altering shop floor

                        Efficiency increased
                        • Skilled workers can focus on value-adding activities
                        • Cheaper than personnel with 24/7 availability
                        • Cheaper than conveyer with high initial investment need

                        Constraints counteracted
                        • No personnel available (e.g. rural areas)
                        • Protect workers’ health – having machines do the hard, physical work
                        • Limited space for material handling equipment impeded other solutions
                        • Increased hygiene from reduced movement of humans

                        Catered to Specific Needs
                        • Setup and integration performed by different system integrators and incubed IT