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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 is introduced to more than 100 bases including plants, warehouses, hotels, ryokans 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®

https://www.zmp.co.jp/carriro/

CarriRo® AD (Autonomous Moving model) with Autonomous Driving function will begin shipping from November 2018.

Worries 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 adopted 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 (teaching) to remember the route.

However it can take about half a day to bet 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 profitability.

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.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 fixed in advance and the traveling route decided using this fixed type landmark is simple.

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

The 2019 model (Following model) of the logistics support robot CarriRo® will also be sold in parallel even after the "Autonomous Moving" model sales start.

It is possible to transport an unmanned convoy of three carts i.e, two 2019 models (Following model) following an Autonomous Moving model.

【5 year lease price】
CarriRo® FD 2019 model (Following model): 34,000 yen / month (excluding tax)
CarriRo® AD Autonomous Moving model: 52,000 yen / month (excluding tax)



We offer a set comprising of 3 CarriRo®`s. Two, 2019 model (Following model) and One, Autonomous Moving model at a package price of 110,000 yen per month (excluding tax).

Case video

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

Summary

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


We will respond to product introductions, demonstrations, etc.
Please do not hesitate to contact us.

Price

5 year lease
Following model:​ ​Monthly 34,000 yen / 1 unit
Autonomous Moving model:​ ​Monthly 52,000 yen / 1 unit

Contact by phone

tel:​ ​03-5844-6211​ ​fax:​ ​03-5802-6908

Contact by e-mail

ZMP related products that contribute to the logistics

In addition to the Logistics support robot CarriRo®, one-seat electric vehicle type robot car, delivery robot CarriRo® Deli, etc. that are related products of the ZMP logistics robot are introduced below.
Logistics support robot CarriRo®
CarriRo®
Assist function, Tracking function, Autonomous Movement function
CarriRo® Deli
Delivery robot equipped with Autonomous driving function
POWER WHEEL Ⅱ
POWER WHEEL II
Mobile platform for research and development
 
RoboCar® MV 2
Single-seat electric vehicle based Autonomous Driving development platform
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