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Video: Chinese Robot Developer Enters Into Cooperation With Bosch Rexroth
The robot developer Geek + enters into a cooperation with Bosch Rexroth, provider of drive and control technologies. Geek + is primarily concerned with a localization software called Locator from Bosch Rexroth. With mobile robots, the locator takes over the reliable positioning and orientation in any environment, without any infrastructure measures. As a software component, the locator is independent of the hardware that a manufacturer uses. As an encapsulated function block, it fits into numerous control systems and supports a wide range of laser sensors, including safety lasers.
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"For software solutions, we combine startup-level flexibility with intensive research and extensive application knowledge in the field of autonomous driving within the Bosch Group," confirms Jörg Heckel, Project Director Intralogistics Robotics at Bosch Rexroth.
Start localization software at the push of a button
To start up the locator, simply press a button and learn the vehicle with a one-time orientation trip. The software creates a dynamic map that is either stored locally on the vehicle or on a server. All vehicles access this card during fleet operations. The map adapts automatically when the environment changes. The software component Locator is already in use at various manufacturers of Autonomous Guided Vehicles (AGV) and Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMR).
More than 10,000 robots sold
Geek + was founded in 2015 and has since sold more than 10,000 robots in logistics applications worldwide. Geek +, headquartered in Beijing, wants to use the software as part of its mobile robots to market further disruptive solutions in the field of intralogistics.