Logistics Support Robot CarriRo® New version “Autonomous Moving” Model Start shipping from the end of November 2018

- Easy route setting with a tablet, from 52,000 yen per month -

CarriRo "Autonomous Moving Model" and the Landmark

Autonomously run in a row

ZMP Co., Ltd. (Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo, President: Hisashi Taniguchi, hereinafter "ZMP") will start to ship a new version of the logistics support robot CarriRo “Autonomous Moving’” Model from the end of November 2018.​ ​

Applying its autonomous driving technology, ZMP realized CarriRo's autonomous moving function by CarriRo Visual Tracking method (patent pending). CarriRo identifies the Landmarks affixed to the floor and obtains information of self position and moving instruction.

Using this method, CarriRo can run autonomously in a stable manner. By setting the route using a Landmark instead of a line like AGV, it is possible to greatly reduce the labor and cost related to route setting.​ ​

Also the user can change the moving instructions of the Landmark using a tablet, which means the user can change the route instantly by saving it as a pattern in advance. As a result, CarriRo can be flexibly operated depending on the layout and the work flow.

CarriRo "Autonomous movement model" has the following four features.
①The route teaching is not necessary, it is possible to set up the route in a short time.
②By constantly getting the self position from the Landmark, it is resistant to changes in the external environment, and it is possible to stably run with some level differences and inclinations.
③ Landmark settings can be changed easily via a tablet and a flexible route setting is possible.
④ By using in conjunction with the Following function, the installation cost can be reduced.

Landmarks come in two types, fixed and variable. The fixed type is for customers who want to use with the fixed instructions like straight forward, right turn left, U turn, temporary stop etc. Meanwhile, alphabets are printed in variable type, multiple instruction can be saved as a pattern through a tablet.

Fixed type landmark notation (sample)
Variable landmark notation (sample)

* The current CarriRo "2018 Model" (Following function) is also sold in parallel even after the start of "Autonomous Moving” Model shipping, and "2018 Model" (following function) can be upgraded to "Autonomous Moving” Model.

【Product Web URL】https://www.zmp.co.jp/carriro/


CarriRo 2018 model (Following function):28,000 yen (Excl. tax) per month/ unit with 5yr lease
CarriRo Autonomous Moving model: 52,000 yen (Excl. tax) per month/ unit with 5yr lease (the prices in Japan market, please contact us for the price in other countries)

<Main Specifications>
. Size: width 600 mm, depth 900 mm, height 200 mm (handle portion 900 mm)
· Maximum loading load: 150 kg
. Traction force: 250 N (equivalent to 300 kg)
· Maximum speed: 6 km / hour
. Charging time: 2.5 hours
· Working time: 8 hours (It may be differ depending on the operating conditions)
※ Although the above specifications of "autonomous movement model" are basically assumed to be the same as the 2018 model (following function), there is a possibility of change in the future.

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