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At the forefront of technology
Using cloud robotics, machine learning, and autonomous driving capabilities keeps us at the forefront of technology.
High Modularity and Interoperability
Our software architecture is highly modular, giving you the freedom to choose the exact modules you need. You can build your own solution by combining our robot skills and fleet services with yours. In addition, our autonomy Robot skills and Fleet Services are compatible with the common standardized interfaces such as VDA5050.
The reliability of our solutions has been demonstrated on hundreds of mobile robots in highly dynamic and large-scale layouts, both in industrial and warehouse environments.
Hardware agnostic solution
Our solution requires no additional hardware. We utilize the existing sensors and IPC without needing a box or extra cameras. Because we are ROSbased, adding new sensors and drive systems is simple to do yourself.
We prioritize understanding our partners' needs. We consistently improve our solutions and develop new features based on their feedback to meet their changing requirements.
Plug and Play
Our Autonomy robot skills and fleet services, combined with our easy-to-use UI, significantly reduce the time required to commission mobile robots. Additionally, our plug-and-play software approach empowers end-users to perform changes and optimizations on their own.
Explore our cooperations with various organizations and companies. Our collaborations have led to innovative solutions, increased productivity and strengthened relationships within the industry. Browse through our portfolio and see the results of our teamwork.
Since 2017, the NODE team (back then as part of Fraunhofer IPA) has been supporting the BMW Group in the largest automation project in the company's history with an autonomous navigation solution for the Smart Transport Robot. As of today, several hundred AMR with NODE navigation are in productive operation in various BMW plants. In close cooperation with the BMW Group and other project partners, NODE.move was optimally adapted to the requirements of automotive production and its use on the AMR.
The technological forerunner of the autonomous navigation solution software NODE.move was successfully deployed in automotive production with BÄR Automation back in 2015. 23 AGVs of BÄR Automation have been running since then, with an industry-standard availability in the passenger car final assembly in double-shift operation. Since then, NODE.move has been continuously developed technologically while maintaining the availability requirements.
In October 2022 we announced our development partnership with IDEALworks. After the successful integration of our navigation solution NODE.move into idealworks' AMR iw.hub, both companies decided to expand their partnership in the future to jointly develop an integrated bundle of new services for idealworks' holistic robotics ecosystem.
4am Robotics - the AMR brand of Schiller Automatisierungstechnik GmbH and Mojin Robotics GmbH - has been equipping its own portfolio of autonomous forklifts, tugger trains and mobile platform cobots with our Robot Autonomy Skills. With the help of our software, 4am can set up new applications in a matter of hours instead of days, while reducing the complexity of its extensive portfolio.
In the summer of 2022, we were able to win TUGBOT as a customer. TUGBOT develops a unique AMR type that can pull any kind of cart which can be used in various applications from intralogistics, manufacturing to hospitality. It thereby enriched our portfolio of supported mobile robot platforms applicable to any kinds of transport tasks.
Bottobo Robotics, a Turkish based start-up, provides collaborative AMRs that work seamlessly with human workers. Their first product, Pixer, a Person-2-Good/Piece-Picking AMR, helps organizations boost warehouse picking operations and increase productivity by up to 4x. Bottobo uses our NODE.OS software suite to easily operate their collaborative fleets in dynamic warehouse environments.
Certified with the BSFZ label
NODE Robotics aims to keep its tech leadership heritage from Fraunhofer by heavily investing in research and development. Therefore, we're very happy to be recognized as a highly innovative company by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The BSFZ certificate attests to the R&D activities of companies that have received at least one positive decision from the Certification Office for Research Grants (BSFZ).
Member of the German Accelerator U.S. Market Access class
German Accelerator empowers German start-ups to expand globally. By taking high-potential companies on a fast-paced learning journey, the Accelerator helps them to understand, discover and tap into the world's leading innovation hubs in the US, Asia, and South America.
Through tailored programs, mentoring by local experts and access to an extensive network of business partners and investors, German Accelerator helps start-ups at all stages and in various industries on their path to international success.
Since its launch in 2012, German Accelerator has supported more than 850 start-ups that have raised more than $15.6 billion in funding to date.
German Accelerator is operated by German Entrepreneurship GmbH and is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Policy (BMWK). Visit www.germanaccelerator.com for more information.