The Adept Courier brings the latest in robotics research & development to the everyday task of moving goods, materials, samples, or parts around a warehouse or production environment. Using its patented, self-driving, capabilities the Adept Courier finds its own way to a new destination, drives around obstacles in its path, and sets up in only hours for a fast return on investment.
This capability results from robotics research conducted since 1995 at the New Hampshire company, Mobile Robots, which Adept had acquired in 2010. Given the combination of fast-moving research and technology for autonomous navigation software, and Adept’s track-record for delivering long-lasting robotic hardware, together these teams aim to create high quality products that allow robots and small self-driving vehicles to do meaningful work in office and industrial environments.
In a climate of decreasing margins, increased demand, and accelerated yield curves; the requirement for thinking “lean” across all operations has become imperative for day-to-day activities within all businesses environments. In the instance of manufacturing, “tracked” solutions, such as conveyors or Autonomous Guided Vehicles (AGVs), do not provide optimized movement on a production floor nor allow for applying lean methodologies across all areas of a business operation. The Adept Courier enables all types of businesses to apply automation for business improvement centered on preserving value with less work. The Adept Courier addresses lean methodologies in the following ways:
Adept Technology introduces point-to-point navigation as the key technical differentiator between an Adept Courier and a contemporary Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV). Adept’s navigation software uses on-board visual sensors for flexible self-driving, dynamic re-routing around obstacles, and is a new paradigm in the navigation and localization of vehicles inside facilities. The Adept Courier is small enough to fit through doorways, works safely in close proximity to people, has been deployed in existing facilities with no additional renovation, logged millions of miles of autonomous navigation, and offers a near-infinite level of automated logistical configurations. Just-In-Time delivery of goods might seem like an elusive target, but the Adept courier behaves in a manner similar to, but more predictable than, the manual material handling solutions often seen today. Product features include: