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Seegrid AGVs travel over three million accident-free miles

Logging more than 4,000 miles a day at customer sites


May 7, 2020
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Seegrid AGVs have safely traveled over three million miles. (Seeegrid image)

PITTSBURGH  – Seegrid’s vision guided vehicles (VGVs) have surpassed three million autonomous production miles at customer sites without a single personnel safety incident.

Seegrid claims its VGVs log more autonomous miles at customer sites than any other infrastructure-free automated guided vehicle (AGV) company in the world.

This achievement comes only 36 weeks after reaching two million miles driven – an average of nearly 4,000 miles daily.

“We are extremely proud to be at the forefront of the infrastructure-free AGV industry, delivering one of the safest and most proven solutions to a market that is constantly evolving and becoming more complex, especially during these unprecedented times,” said Seegrid CEO Jim Rock.

“Our teams remain focused on – and dedicated to – helping our manufacturing, warehousing, and logistics customers, many of which are providing essential products and services to support our communities.”

Using stereo cameras, sophisticated algorithms, and machine learning, the patented Seegrid Vision technology enables the VGVs to see and process more information about the environment than laser-based navigation systems. It enables VGVs to navigate seamlessly and safely alongside humans in high-traffic environments.

More and more organizations worldwide are integrating AGVs and autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) to work alongside employees within facilities. Between the tens of thousands of manually-driven forklift injuries occurring each year, customer demands continuing to climb and shift, and emerging pressures due to COVID-19 impacts, automation is now a necessity throughout the supply chain network.

“Our manufacturing and distribution centre customers need efficient material flow, now more than ever. We are honored that our technology is playing a role in their efforts and supporting the continuity of their operations,” said Rock.

“Helping our customers remain resilient and flexible – and enabling them to safely move material – is a responsibility we take very seriously.”