Big organisations, especially those involved in production, tend to have more than one building within their premises. Very often there is a need to deliver items (documents, equipment, etc.) from one building to another. It is expensive to
install physical connectors between all the buildings for such deliveries and human labour is costly.
The Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) to the rescue!
This project explores the ability of an AMR to operate in an outdoor environment. Navigating outdoors pose a great challenge for an AMR as the environment changes dynamically.
The AMR is able to collect and deliver items, based on request, from one building to another. It is able to navigate around on its own, avoiding obstacles, and return to its source if any unexpected situation arises.
The AMR dimensions are 50cm by 60cm by 60cm and it weighs about 15kg. It is capable of moving a 10kg load, for two hours continuously, before it needs to be recharged. Its speed is capped at a maximum of 1m/s, and 0.5m/s when in close proximity
to humans or obstacles or in narrow places.