This weekly podcast features interviews with successful entrepreneurs, technology leaders and luminaries in the mobile robotics industry. If you love autonomous mobile robots as much as we do, then this is your weekly fix of inspiring stories about where this market is headed.
This week, host Mike Oitzman interviews Kindred AI CEO, Marin Tchrkarov. Kindred AI delivers AI-powered, piece-picking robots designed for ecommerce order fulfillment. Kindred’s solutions combine AI with advanced robotics and a full suite of integration and support services to ensure optimum performance over the long term. Kindred AI was acquired by British-based Ocado Systems in November, 2020. During the interview, Mike and Marin discuss the acquisition and the impact to Kindred’s roadmap and technology.
You can find Kindred AI on the web at https://www.kindred.ai/
The podcast is sponsored this week by The Mobile Robot Guide (https://mobilerobotguide.com/), where you can find all of the latest news and information about mobile robots. The Mobile Robot Guide also publishes monthly Buyers Guides that provide you with complete product specifications and buying advice if you are in the market for a new mobile robotic solution.
The podcast is also sponsored this week by Wiferion. Wiferion is the leading solution provider for the mobile, wireless power supply of electric industrial vehicles. The inductive battery charging system of the etaLINK series charges fast and safe, fully automatic without contacts. The compactness and efficiency of 93% is unparalleled in its class. Find out more at https://www.wiferion.com/
This episode of the Mobile Robot Podcast is also sponsored by SICK. You’ll find SICK solutions on a majority of the autonomous mobile robots in production today. SICK has been around for more than 70 years and they are one of the most trusted industrial sensor brands in the world. You likely know by now that a LIDAR sensor is state of the art for mobile robot navigation and obstacle avoidance. SO – If you are building a new mobile robot, then you need to take a deep look at the sensors offered by SICK. If you are buying a mobile robot, then be sure to ask what brand of sensors are built into the robot. You’ll also find SICK sensors in use in applications such as light curtains for robotic safety barriers, proximity sensors in manufacturing and in barcode scanning applications across a number of logistics processes. With more than 70,000 products, there is a SICK sensor for all of your industrial applications. Find out more at https://sickusablog.com/keeping-automated-vehicles-track-2d-lidar-localization/
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