The race to automate is on. With e-commerce exploding and customer expectations on the rise, distribution and fulfillment centers as well as third party logistics providers need an innovative way to reduce costs and increase throughput. While replacing an already-existing fleet of Material Handling Equipment (MHE) with an automated storage and retrieval system is one option to stay ahead, it requires a major up front capital investment.
Vecna offers an alternative solution to incurring the risk and expense of replacing your entire fleet. Use our autonomy kit to give your MHEs the logic to navigate in unstructured environments, automatically receive prioritized work requests from your WMS / MES, and operate as a team – not only as a team of robots, but also alongside their human counterparts.
Our kit, your fleet
Capitalize on your existing capital investments by automating your truck fleet with our intelligent autonomy package. This solution boosts efficiency and reduces errors by automating your truck fleet without modifications to your existing environments or the need to purchase new machines.
- Maximize staff efficiency
- Lean process improvement
- Speed up delivery of goods and supplies
- Increase throughput and reduce batching
- Remove the burden of manual transport
- Reduce cost of operations
- Optimize inventory and reduce shrinkage
- Configure workflows to meet new demands
- Adapt to changing needs without affecting productivity
Before making the investment in automating your fleet, start with a plan. We will work with you to simulate your automated transport scenarios to identify candidate solutions that increase throughput, limit congestion, and maximize uptime.
Install our set of advanced sensors and processors enable your truck to know where it is and to integrate with your truck's electronics to turn it into a remotely commanded logistical robot that operates quickly and safely around people and objects.
Artificial intelligence commands your fleet to execute. Manage the routing and operations of your truck fleet simultaneously and continuously to ensure the highest level of efficiency. Your WMS/MES provides the work orders.
|The Labs’ perception programs give machines the intelligence to identify people, objects, and scenes. Human analysis allows machines to detect and track human movements, including specific gesture and activity recognition, affect recognition and face recognition. Similarly, our object recognition can detect and track moving objects, as well as classify objects and conduct pose estimation. Vecna’s sensor fusion and world modeling technology also supports autonomous navigation through location recognition, 3D reconstruction, and SLAM.||Vecna’s navigation system gives robots the ability to safely and efficiently negotiate unstructured environments. The Labs team has developed a context-aware navigation system that uses sensor fusion and world modeling technology to plan paths among dynamic obstacles. In addition, the system supports optimal path planning, person following, autonomous docking to charging stations, and topological planning.||Vecna develops machines dexterous enough to handle small parts and strong enough to lift several hundred pounds. The Labs leverage hydraulics to create arms that are strong and fast while remaining lightweight and energy-efficient. These systems are equipped with advanced autonomy, including autonomous grasp selection, collision-free motion planning, and multi-sensor guided movement making them easy to use and safe around human workers.|
Multiple Agent Coordination
Have a big job, but not sure how to automate it?
|Vecna’s team develops technology that coordinates fleets of autonomous systems. Our system performs multi-agent resource allocation, constrained optimization, task planning and scheduling, route generation, and execution monitoring. It coordinates agents to work independently, freeing operators to oversee groups of robots rather than commanding low-level tasks for each individual unit.||Usability is key to advanced technologies. Vecna Labs strives to create intuitive interfaces for machine supervision, including control by mobile and gesture interaction. Vecna’s machines measure human response through passive and automatic methods, including through machine vision and learning. Intention expression also conveys a robot’s internal state and can help guide human interactions.|
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