Mobile Robot Buyers Guide

The Ultimate Resource about Autonomous Mobile Robots.©

Buying a new mobile robot?

Start Your Journey Here

If you are just starting your journey on the path to purchase a new mobile robot,  then you've come to the right place. The Mobile Robot Buyers Guide is your one-stop resource to learn all about:

  • Mobile Robot Technology
  • Mobile Robot Applications
  • TIPs for successfully deploying a mobile robot solution
  • Vendor Reviews
  • The latest market news

The Mobile Robot Buyers guide is an independent resource for learning about mobile robot technology and the various application.

Applications for mobile robot

There are dozens of applications for mobile robots, with more emerging everyday. Our job here at the The Mobile Robot Buyers Guide is to help make your ​buying process as easy as possible. We'll help you in your research as you look to find the perfect solution for your needs.

Here are some of the most popular applications for commercial mobile robots:

  • Logistics
    • Goods-to-person
    • Person-to-goods
    • Each's picking
    • Unit load transfer
    • Pallet movement
  • Material handling
    • Manufacturing
    • Line-side replenishment
    • Hospital
  • Delivery
  • Data platforms and remote sensing
  • Security
  • Hospitality
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Tele-operation / remote presence

Learn about Mobile Robots

The Mobile Robot Primer

The Mobile Robot Guide assumes that you know nothing about mobile robots. The information here starts with the basics and helps educate you on all of the important aspects about the state of mobile robot technology. Once you've gone through the primer, you'll be ready to talk to vendors and evaluate their solutions.

Year in Review 2019: 6 River Systems


​In this fourth article of our “Year in Review” series, we sit down with 6 River Systems VP of Marketing Fergal Glenn. 6 River Systems helps warehouse and logistics companies to automation operations in their warehouses.

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Why buy a mobile robot?


You might be asking yourself, why buy a mobile robot?The answer really lies in the application which you are are attempting to solve. Mobile robots primarily provide the opportunity to move material autonomously around a facility. There are several key applications where mobile robots are finding success:Warehouse & LogisiticsLineside replenishment in manufacturingSecurityHospitalityRetail & inventory managementHospitals and Learn Here

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What is a Mobile Robot?


What is a Mobile Robot?​Let’s dig into the details of exactly what  a mobile robot (or AMR) exactly is. We’re going to look at the basic details that define an autonomous mobile robot. Along the way, you’ll learn the basic things that will help you differentiate the various vendors and solutions available on the market. Learn Here

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Regulatory Issues Affecting Autonomous Mobile Robots


New standards are finally emerging in response to regulatory issues with Autonomous Mobile Robots. Learn more about R15.08 here.

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Predictions for the Next Decade of Mobile Robotics


The growth of the autonomous mobile robot market in 2019 has put it on a trajectory to surpass industrial and collaborative robot sales within the next 10 years. We are excited to watch this market grow and follow all of the innovation over the next decade.

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Power Management for Autonomous Mobile Robots


Understanding power managment for mobile robotsAutonomous mobile robots are free to wander around your facility. Therefore, they have to “carry their power on their backs”. All mobile robots are battery powered, and the choice and implementation of a battery for a mobile robot is critical to the safe and effective operation of the system. Mobile Learn Here

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​Robots as a Service

Robots as a Service

​Want to learn more about Robots as a Service? We've created the definitive resource for robot buyers, so that you're prepared when you talk to vendors.

Product Tips

In this section of the Mobile Robot Guide, you'll find articles with tips and tricks for using and deploying autonomous mobile robots. This section assumes that you know the basics about mobile robots.

Pack Expo 2019 Robotics Show Guide


​​Pack Expo 2019 starts tomorrow, September 23, 2019 and runs through September 25. The show is taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The

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2019 GroceryShop Robotics Show Guide


​September 15, 2019The 2019 GroceryShop event opened today at the Venetian in Las Vegas, NV and runs through Wednesday, September 18. The show is sold

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Vendor Details

Vendor detail pages introduce you to each of the vendors on the market. You'll learn about their product lines and the applications for the various solutions. You'll also find links to vendor websites and product pages.

Vendor Information (in alphabetical order)

Product Reviews

Product Reviews on the Mobile Robot Guide are submitted by real customers. The product reviews provide honest feedback about the actual products. You can also network directly with other customers in the Mobile Robot Guide GuruPRO™ community

Fetch Launches Innovative Workflow Editor

Fetch Robotics announces the launch of an innovative and easy to use workflow editor that is based on the Blockly programming language. This new software tool will make it easier than ever before to program Fetch Robotic solutions.

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Year in Review 2019: 6 River Systems

​In this fourth article of our “Year in Review” series, we sit down with 6 River Systems VP of Marketing Fergal Glenn. 6 River Systems helps warehouse and logistics companies to automation operations in their warehouses.

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Year in Review 2019: inVia Robotics

inVia Robotics had a notable year in 2019, with the deployment of over 400 robots to new clients and the ​growth of their surge (peak) fleet to support spikes in order fulfillment periods.

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OMRON Releases New MobilePlanner Tablet Edition

Omron released a new tablet version of the essential Mobile Planner software. Now Omron Mobile Robot users can map and operate the AMR through a tablet or smart phone.

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Year in Review 2019: Bossa Nova

We sit down with Bossa Nova Robotics and review the significant announcements from the last year.

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2019 Year in Review: Waypoint Robotics

We sit down with Waypoint Robotics and review the significant announcements from the last year.

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