AMR software

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

OTTO Motors has released new software that allows for better visibility and depth into the performance of autonomous mobile robots.

“Over the last few years, we’ve seen facilities test AMRs for automating material handling. Today, they are no longer testing, they are operationalizing. As a result, our customers’ needs are evolving and we are with them. This software release is about giving operators better visibility and depth of their fleet’s performance including dashboards, analytics, video playbacks, and troubleshooting capabilities,” said Jay Judkowitz, vice-president of product at OTTO Motors.

“By having all of this data, our customers are able to quickly direct their valuable labour on where to look to eliminate inefficiencies.”

The latest update includes:

Independent troubleshooting and fleet analysis

Customers can now playback snapshots, which are detailed logs of Fleet Manager, robot actions, and statuses presented in video form. They show what the robot was “seeing” and “thinking” at the time of an issue. Because snapshot playback can be done inside Fleet Manager without calling customer support, customers now can run immediate diagnosis of issues on their own.

Customers are shown a historical timeline of exceptions and can create snapshots to send to customer support or for internal playback. Now, customers can review the history of exceptions, spot trends, correlate them to events in their facility and diagnose root causes.

Fleet analytics

The new Fleet Analytics tool provides access and insight into the deployed fleet. Operators can find jobs, places, robots, or tasks that are slow or failure prone so they know where to target process improvements to increase material handling flow and return on their AMR investment.

Fleet dashboard

The new Fleet Dashboard, designed for a big-screen TV, provides an at-a-glance status of the fleet from across the floor.