NODE Robotics and idealworks have signed a cooperation agreement to integrate NODE's services into idealworks' cloud platform AnyFleet.
Stuttgart, Baden-Wuerttemberg. Following the successful integration of NODE’s navigation solution NODE.EDGE into idealworks‘ AMR iw.hub, both companies decided to extend their partnership in the future to jointly develop an integrated bundle of new services for idealworks’ holistic robotics ecosystem.
“Through the cooperation agreement with NODE, we are looking forward to continuing a long-standing, strong partnership resulting from a joint development project between BMW Group and Fraunhofer Society six years ago. Together, we thus draw on numerous years of experience and collaboration built on mutual trust,” explains Michael Schneider, CEO of idealworks.
Stefan Dörr, CEO of NODE Robotics, comments: “From day one of our discussions, we have been impressed by the approach idealworks is taking. With that said, we were very happy about winning them as a customer knowing how high the bar was set by them. Of course, we are also glad that together with idealworks, we will be able to bring our software on the iw.hub and further robotics cloud services to the broad market.”
NODE Robotics offers state-of-the-art plug & play software solutions for autonomous intralogistics. The focus is on driverless transport vehicles and mobile robots, which are turned into multi-vendor, autonomous and collaborative fleets using their software solutions. In doing so, NODE creates the basis for the widespread use of autonomous mobile robots in production and intralogistics.
About NODE Robotics
Flexibility and autonomy are core requirements for the factory of the future. In the field of intralogistics, Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) are the key to meeting these. However, the current patchwork of incompatible and inadequate software solutions for AMRs on the market prevents the spread of this key technology and puts fleet operators further into vendor lock in situations.
NODE.OS, an end-to-end software solution for operating multi-vendor and heterogeneous AMR fleets with high autonomy and minimal commissioning efforts, can be seamlessly integrated into every production plant.