Our motivation

Mobile robots have the potential to be deployed as an autonomous means of transport on any factory floor and in any warehouse, any hospital and any lab. New use cases for mobile robots arise on a daily basis, demanding for fast go to markets without a decrease in the robot’s reliability.

But: using them needs to become a lot easier. Not only do robots need be self-adaptive to changing environments, user interfaces have to be intuitive and interoperability mustn’t be a hurdle for implementation.

Our modular plug & play software solutions enable autonomous fleets of mobile robots by making mobile robots as easy to use as smartphones.


active AMRs in productive use


different mobile robot types are covered by NODE software


software developers in the team


person-years of development time


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robot lovers in the team 


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.

Proven reliability

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.

BMW Group

Since 2017, Fraunhofer IPA has been supporting the BMW Group in the largest automation project in the company's history with a navigation solution. 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 software solution was successfully deployed in automotive production with BÄR Automation back in 2015. 23 vehicles of the company BÄR Automation have been running since then with an industry-standard availability in the passenger car final assembly in single-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

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 NODE.move robot navigation since summer 2022. 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 fills a gap in our AMR portfolio, as we did not have a robot that could pull shopping carts. This was an important step on the way to offering an AMR portfolio for any kind of transport task. The TUGBOT will be used in intralogistics, manufacturing, hospitality and commercial applications.

Bottobo Robotics

Bottobo Robotics, a Turkish based Start-up, provides collaborative AMRs. Founded in 2019, their aim is to revolutionize and democratize the autonomous mobile robot industry by offering 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.

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