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Logistics support robot CarriRo® AD Autonomous Moving Model

The Logistics support robot CarriRo® with the concept of "making transport work more enjoyable and comfortable" has been shipping since August 2016.
It is a cart type logistics support robot available in Drive mode that can be operated with a joystick and a Karugamo mode that automatically tracks a beacon (transmitter).

Currently, it has been introduced to more than 170 companies and is being utilized in factories, warehouses, hotels, inns, and airports.

To get to know about CarriRo® please check the below video.

For product details please see the product introduction page.

Logistics support robot CarriRo®

On this page, we would like to introduce CarriRo AD (Autonomous Moving mode model), which is equipped with the autonomous mobile function in the CarriRo.

Defects while using AGV and autonomous transfer robot

The AGV and the automatic conveyance system currently in the market can be roughly divided into a line type AGV or SLAM type automatic conveyance system.

The line type AGV is widely accepted in the factory. Pros are stable running and affordable price. Cons are setting all the conveying routes on a line is troublesome and costly and since the conveying route is fixed it is difficult to flexibly respond to changing conveying route each time.

Meanwhile, SLAM-type automatic conveyance system are suitable for flexible operation because it is possible to set routes by mapping the environment using a laser sensor and performing work (giving instructions) to remember the route.

However it can take about half a day to be familiar about the technology or external environmental change such as the position of goods and shelves, it affects self position estimation and it causes errors. There are cases where it can be seen that it stops halfway. Also, since the laser sensor itself is relatively expensive there is also a problem that product prices are also generally high making it difficult to secure profit.

Characteristics​ ​

CarriRo® AD realizes Autonomous Driving by applying the Image Recognition technology cultivated by ZMP and using the method called CarriRo® Visual Tracking (patent pending).
When CarriRo® AD follows the landmark sticker, we receive position correction and travel instruction information at the same time by Image Recognition and by repeating this, it reaches the destination.
How the Autonomous Moving model works

There are two types of landmarks.

Fixed type landmarks are of the type in which driving instructions such as straight ahead, turn left, turn U, etc., are set in advance. If the driving route is fixed, Fixed type landmark can be used.

On the other hand, by attaching a Variable type landmark we can change the traveling route each time by using tablet.
Landmark example

For example, you can assign a Variable landmark in advance with points A to I and set a traveling route pattern on the tablet where you want CarriRo® AD to take action. You can use it with flexible conveying route simply by selecting the route pattern on the tablet.
Using Variable landmark

Adopting a Following model (CarriRo® FD) in a reasonable manner

In addition, the model with the follow-up function of the logistics support robot CarriRo will be sold in parallel even after the sales of the Autonomous Moving model.

Therefore, the Autonomous Moving model CarriRo AD can be used as the head, followed by the model equipped with the follow-up function CarriRo FD, and can also be used for unmanned convoy transportation with three units. By introducing such a system, it will be possible to introduce it at a much more reasonable price than when using the autonomous mobile model.

[Price at 5 year lease (per unit)]
CarriRo FD following model: 34,000 JPY / month (excluding tax)
CarriRo® AD Autonomous Moving model: 52,000 JPY / month (excluding tax)

Case video

This is a movie introducing the Autonomous Moving mode of the Logistics support robot CarriRo®.
You can see the real CarriRo® which is used at the work sites.
CarriRo® AD Autonomous Moving model in Warehouse


CarriRo® AD (Autonomous Moving model) has the following four features to promote autonomous transport in the warehouse / factory.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information and demonstration.
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5 year lease
Following model:​ ​Monthly 34,000 JPY / 1 unit
Autonomous Moving model:​ ​Monthly 52,000 JPY / 1 unit

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