MiR’s robust, scalable AMRs

MiR’s robust, scalable AMRs

July 1, 2022

Mobile Industrial Robots

https://www.mobile-industrial-robots.com

Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) introduced a new software foundation enabling more robust and scalable autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) for faster missions, tighter integration with other systems, and enhanced cybersecurity.

The first phase of the new software – available for both individual and entire fleets – focuses on a faster, more intuitive user interface enabling customers to quickly perform functions such as:

  • Planning and re-planning navigation on the fly around obstacles with optimized reaction to anything moving nearby, such as other robots, forklifts, or human workers
  • Navigating in large facilities efficiently and switch smoothly between different floors or production halls

Being able to navigate efficiently while avoiding bottlenecks is vital for the performance of AMRs, and these new functionalities ensure optimum throughput for the MiR robots.

The software comes with a completely redesigned user-interface to enhance the overall ease of use. The UI has different user levels and is simple to setup from desktop computers, smartphones and tablets, where employees can access different dashboards or summon the robots with a single click.  

In addition, MiR’s increased focus on cybersecurity is evident with this new software, with new security improvements according to the IEC 62443 cybersecurity standard for industrial automation systems, including:

  • Software code signing
  • Extended robot authentication
  • Update of the robot operating system