Outstanding concept honored
Omron's LD and HD series mobile robots have now received the prestigious Meti Award from Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) as part of the 10th Robotic Award program. This initiative recognizes outstanding robots, components and software. The aim is to promote the development of robot technologies and the use of robots in Japan.
The particularly productive transport platform, safety and user-friendliness of the LD/HD series mobile robots are highlighted in this regard. The solutions would contribute to the further development of the global manufacturing industry and significantly support future projects in the industrial environment.
Omron's powerful mobile robots can easily form fleets of multiple autonomous mobile robots (AMRs). The practical system combines various individual technologies. One example is Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM), which makes it possible to create maps of unknown environments while tracking location and avoiding obstacles. With over 3,000 units sold in 40 countries, the robots significantly contribute to productivity gains in manufacturing. Such transportation platforms, in cooperation with system integrators, will help automate many areas and address social problems in the future. In this way, it may be possible to create a better society.
About Omron's LD and HD series of mobile robots
As more and more companies face rapid social changes, material handling tasks need to be increasingly automated. Example: High-mix-low-volume, or a high degree of mixing at low volumes, is among the changes that need to be addressed, as are growing shortages of skilled workers and strict safety and hygiene requirements.
Previous generations of transport robots often had to overcome challenges and be adapted before they could be used in larger environments. However, the LD/HD series is designed to be flexible in use without changing the production environment. Multiple OMRON mobile robots can work together in a fleet to increase productivity, and they can operate smoothly and safely between human workers. With payloads ranging from 60 to 1,500 kilograms, OMRON's mobile robots are suitable for many different application scenarios.