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Autonomous navigation for “STR” used in the BMW Group's intralogistics
In production logistics at BMW, “Smart Transport Robots” find their way around with the help of IPA navigation software.
As automation becomes more flexible, mobile robot systems are being implemented in more and more areas of industry. This development places high demands on their navigation systems. In addition to this, humans and robots are working much closer to one another than before. This is especially true for autonomous mobile systems, such as automated guided vehicles and mobile service robots, which are already in use today in dynamic environments. The proximity to humans demands a high level of safety and reliability. Furthermore, systems have to be able to react flexibly to changes in their environment.
Expertise and sample projects
Fraunhofer IPA has extensive experience in developing software for the navigation of autonomous systems. The software modules developed are implemented in a wide range of applications and environments, both in industry and in the public sector. Their reliability and safety in the immediate vicinity of humans has already been proven in long-term tests and applications, sometimes over a period of several years. The software components available include diverse methods for
As your partner, Fraunhofer IPA supports you throughout the entire development of your customized navigation software: