LotsOfBots lists TugBot

Our beloved TugBot was recently short listed by LotsOfBots as one of the robots to have in mind for your business, specially if efficiency and adaptability and among your requirements.

#Commissioning is one of the most common use case for mobile robots. Depending on the work environment the robots have to meet certain requirements. Finding the right solution from a variety of robots can be difficult.

Therefore we simply give you an overview on #LotsofBots.
Featuring prominent candidates like: MOV.AI

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TNW X, a leading consulting company specializing in digital transformation and innovation, has recently analyzed Portugal’s tech ecosystem, in particular Lisbon. 

They ‘ve identified several companies and institutions that are making a difference on the local digital scene, with good or profitable results, both nationally and abroad.

MOV.AI was one of the companies listed in the “Startups & Scaleups” section of the article, that also included other categories such as:
-Co-Working Spaces;
-Investors & VC’s;
-Accelerators & Incubators;
-Academies & Non- Profit Organisations;

It’s always good to be mentioned in articles such as this one as it serves as a reminder that hard work pays off , especially when our brand is mentioned alongside other very large companies and institutions.

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Good news comes with………more good news.

Soon after MEDIUM had considered MOV.AI as “startup of the week”, we were yet again flattered with another recognition, this time coming from SIFTED.

We are proud to be part of the list of Portuguese startups to follow that was recently published by SIFTED.

As mentioned by SIFTED, Portugal has indeed been a haven for creative minds, with the right environment and conditions for companies such as MOV.AI to base their operations here, where best of breed professionals make great ideas “easier” to implement.

Get to know the full list HERE:

Medium, a well-known online publishing platform, owned by Medium Corporation just labelled MOV.AI as startup of the week!

This fills us with pride and rewards the many efforts the team is making, focusing on delivering the best product and experiences to our clients and partners.

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Following ROSCon, we will be heading across town to take part in the iROS exposition.
iRos will take place from November 4th to 8th, there we will be presenting our exciting new framework. 
We will be demonstrating how developing software for robotics can be a lot more accessible than you may believe.

If you are visiting the expo, please come by and check out MOV.AI.
More details on the event can be found here:https://www.iros2019.org/

Mov.ai is excited to be one the sponsors and partners of the upcoming ROSCon exposition to be held in Macau, between October 30th and November 1st.

There, we will be unveiling some really exciting new ideas and networking with the ROS community.

For more details:

Come get to Node us!

As you might know, there is a lot going with ROS, the Robot Operating System, which is robotics middleware. ROS aims to provide services designed for a heterogeneous computer cluster such as hardware abstraction, low-level device control, implementation of commonly used functionality, message-passing between processes, and package management. Despite its name, ROS is not an operating system. That’s were MOV.AI comes in, providing an operating system running on top of ROS.

Let’s have a closer look at the key issues that were discussed last year at the 2018 ROS-Industrial Conference  and see how MOV.AI already addresses these trends, application highlights, and challenges

If we look at technology, we see that there are three factors that will drive robotic applications for cooperating and sharing data in larger, networked structures or ecosystems:

  • Increasing demand for flexibility in production
  • The aging world population combined with the desire for more automated services at home
  • Urbanization, which poses ever-growing challenges to logistics

MOV.AI can assist with all these three trends. Since MOV.AI is cloud-based, it makes robots for these sectors cost-effective and robust.

Applying ROS is a hot topic, especially in the field of navigation software for mobile robots. In general, IPA software runs with ROS modules on AGV that are used in automobile production to flexibly transport the car bodies from assembly station to assembly station. MOV.AI enables flexible navigation that also achieves an availability of 99 percent.

Furthermore, MOV.AI provides simpler, faster, and more reliable integration to make collaborative autonomous robots safe. This makes the complex and resource-intensive system integration for ROS-based applications simple and affordable.

Needless to say, MOV.AI meets the stringent requirements for industrial applications, providing an industry-grade operating system for autonomous robots for safety-critical applications. MOV.AI also meets Quality Assurance standards for deploying autonomous robot fleets by decoupling hardware from software. Regarding security for (ROS-based) applications, MOV.AI meets the standards and exceeds the expectations for ROS components.

In short, there is a lot going on in the ROS environment, and MOV.AI is a valuable asset for any ROS development!

For more information, contact MOV.AI at info@mov.ai or contact Ilan Weiss, CMO of MOV.AI, directly at ilan.weiss@mov.ai

Let’s start with getting rid of an urban myth. For the past few years, rumors were fueling the fear that robots would take over jobs of people, making them unemployed. This is incorrect, since automotive robots are designed to facilitate and help by taking care of tedious and repetitive tasks. The good news: the idea that such robots can liberate the workforce is slowly gaining ground.

If we look at the production side, we see that during the last five years, the price of an industrial robotic arm was about $ 80,000 on average which has since dropped to $ 15,000 – $ 25,000. Furthermore, ROS (Robot Operating System), an open-source operating system that MOV.AI to add commercial adaptations to it. This is crucial, since academic platforms such as ROS do not address issues such as how to handle a fleet of hundreds of robots or how to manage robots interacting with and working side-by-side humans in a safe manner.

In general, it will take two years and ten programmers to make the necessary adjustments to a robot before it is ready to be deployed commercially. That’s why MOV.AI decided to focus on a unique operating systems for robots (similar to Android for smartphones) to be used for intelligent and autonomous machines for logistics purposes in hospitals, factories and warehouses.

How it looks now, there will be enough other jobs for humans to fulfill that require human-to-human interaction. However, governments, educational institutions and society has to deal with the new reality.

To illustrate:  The Netherlands is already preparing to deal with people who lost their jobs because of automation. Allocating funds has to take humans, machines and artificial intelligence into consideration when allocating public funds.

Want to learn more about how to make current robots intelligent and cooperative? Contact MOV.AI!