Vecna’s autonomous navigation system featured in Product Design & Development

Navigation systems have made robots awfully clever – and mobile. Mobility presents one major challenge to safety: operation in dynamic, unstructured environments where objects, people, and even physical infrastructure like walls move with different frequency in different ways.

The method for deploying a robot is changing. The next-generation navigation system requires zero infrastructure and practically eliminates the need for extensive mapping that has become so commonplace for the robotics industry. No longer will a human have to do a tremendous amount of work to integrate a robot within its work environment.

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Don’t miss Daniel Theobald’s commentary on the future impact of robotics on manufacturing and consumerism in the Product Design & Development Brainstorm.