Stöcklin Partners with BlueBotics on First Automated Forklift Truck
ANT localization can be easily incorporated into any type of automated vehicle and can also be installed in manual forklifts for fleet tracking purposes.
By Robotics Trends Staff - Filed May 15, 2014

Thanks to ANT lite+, the new driving force in autonomous navigation for localization and control from BlueBotics, Stöcklin has created its first automated forklift truck. The world debut was earlier this year at LogiMAT Stuttgart, and the system can also be seen in Hanover later this month.

As Stöcklin's partnership with BlueBotics shows, there is a definite trend towards rapid installation, simple localization and optimum vehicle control at a competitive price.

The new, smaller version of the extant ANT localization sets new standards as well as representing extremely good value.

Designed for robotics platforms or automated guided vehicles, ANT localization requires no additional infrastructure such as inductive wires or ground markings, it achieves a position accuracy of ±1cm and speeds of over 2.0m/s. For localization, the system takes data from its safety laser sensor, fixes the vehicle's position in its surroundings and reports the coordinates to the onboard computer.

ANT localization can be easily incorporated into any type of automated vehicle and can also be installed in manual forklifts for fleet tracking purposes.

Both systems will be showcased at the BlueBotics stand, located at H10, Hall 27, at CeMAT 2014, the world's leading intralogistics fair, in Hanover from May 19 through May 23. The slogan is "smart – integrated – efficient."

 

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