- August 27, 2014
- Adept Technology, Inc.
August 27, 2014 - Adept Technology releases Acuity localization feature that allows Adept Lynx mobile robots to navigate in environments where the surroundings are extremely dynamic. Acuity enables a Lynx vehicle to effectively operate in areas where features change dramatically. This is especially important in applications such as materials transport in busy, high-traffic warehouses where an autonomous robot's navigation must allow for constant movement of people, pallets, carts and forklifts, and shelves being emptied and refilled. Acuity is available to customers as a Lynx system option for use in the most demanding settings. Standard Lynx systems can already operate in environments where the surrounding features change up 80 percent. Acuity uses overhead static cues to pinpoint the robot's location, allowing operation where the horizontal environment is even more dynamic. Applications range from work-in-progress (WIP) transport in busy manufacturing settings to materials handing in dynamic warehouses and operation in facilities with wide open spaces. Developed for rapid, reliable materials transport in a variety of industries, Lynx mobile robots feature the on-board intelligence to choose the best path to complete a task. Lynx systems require no facility modifications to deploy and simply run in conjunction with the user's existing enterprise software. Lynx mobile robots work safely alongside personnel and are ideal for use in large manufacturing facilities, warehouses and distribution centers, and for "clean" wafer pod handling in the semiconductor industry.