The adoption of robots continues to accelerate as manufacturers struggle to meet growing demand and a shrinking supply of workers. However, a challenge looms - interoperability. A given facility may be home to multiple robotic solutions, each with their own approaches to sharing information - to talk to each other. Without the ability to easily share information between individual robots designed for different uses and designed by different vendors, implementing true robotic systems remains an elusive goal.
In 2020, MassRobotics--an independent, non-profit organization serving as the innovation hub for robotics and connected devices--established the Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMR) Interoperability Working Group to tackle this problem. This session, led by MassRobotics partners, will discuss their work around interoperability standards and answer your questions about this crucial next step in the evolution of robotics and automation.