We have partnered with Ground Drone, a robotics software company, and together we are currently working to bring to market several Autonomous Guided Vehicles to be used for material handing, internal logistics and camera motion control for video production. Our long-term goal is to develop a full range of AGVs expanding into other markets including retail, delivery, entertainment, and healthcare.
Our AGVs are powered by MOV.AI, Ground Drone’s universal software framework for making mobile machines intelligent. MOV.AI is an enterprise grade software framework built on top of ROS. ROS is the de-facto standard opensource middleware for robotics with thousands of active contributors. It offers the latest AI, vision and navigation algorithms in addition to supporting hundreds of sensors, cameras and actuators. MOV.AI adds to ROS a modern web UI, app-store like features, cyber-security, fleet management and back-office integration.
Until now, robot manufacturers largely built their own software. As in other markets, separating the making of software and hardware reduces the cost and risks of R&D which ultimately leads to better and more affordable products with faster innovation cycle.