Automated guided vehicles (AGVs) have been an industry staple since 1953. However, their reliance on environmental markers and the fact they follow a pre-determined route, means AGVs are best suited to working in structured environments in the absence of humans. Here Jonathan Wilkins, director at automation equipment supplier EU Automation , discusses the rise of mobile robots and what challenges need to be overcome for their widespread uptake.
AGVs were the original mobile robot technology but advances in both machine vision and navigation means that more and more businesses are instead turning to autonomous mobile robots (AMRs). According to Research […]