In the tech world – especially in autonomous robotics – there’s no such thing as resting on your laurels after a successful product launch. At Accerion, improvement is continuous.
In September, we launched Triton, a new localization sensor for mobile robots and automated guided vehicles (AGVs).
Triton sets the new standard in positioning for manufacturers and logistics operators who demand the highest degree of flexibility, adaptability, speed and precision.
Triton’s new features include greater precision
Since we introduced our Triton positioning technology in September, we never stopped listening to customers and learning how they use Triton in their high performance operations.
Our team is testing and refining our products every day. Using customer input and our own research, we’ve made several crucial improvements, including new features and even greater precision.
For the autonomous mobile robot sector, easily and accurately determining the robot’s location – independent from the environment – is essential, specifically in warehouse logistics and production automation.
Consisting of an optical sensor, an integrated processing unit, and Accerion’s algorithms, Triton scans the floor surface beneath robots and uses it as a reference. Triton uses the floor surface as a map to provide coordinates to the navigation system so robots can localize themselves in the environment.
Triton’s infrastructure-free localization technology with sub-millimeter-level accuracy gives mobile robots the ability to perform precision work in dynamic environments.
There are no lasers, no magnetic tape, no QR codes. Just the Triton and your floor.
New features: Floor Qualifier, G2O, Idle Mode
“We’ve added a floor qualifier function to the newest generation of sensor,” says Jordan Fryers, Business Development Manager. The floor qualifier is used to assess the performance of Triton on a floor type.
With the push of a button and a short sampling of the floor, the floor qualifier function analyzes the localization “fingerprints” – unique surface features Triton tracks and maps – of floors at four different speeds, Jordan says. It then gives a floor rating based on how easy it was for Triton to identify floor markers.
“The floor qualifier function was developed internally for our customer success team, but it’s proven so valuable we’re making it available on Tritons for every customer,” he says.
There’s more …
“Customers can enhance their maps using Pose Graph Optimization (PGO) Software. Triton now supports the widely accepted exchange file format G2O.
Via the API, ROS Node or the Accerion graphic interface, this file can be exported and, after optimization by the customer, imported,” Jordan says.
This technology gives the client the ability to optimize their maps and use image analysis to eliminate drift with incredible accuracy.
Finally, we’ve introduced an idle mode that reduces owner consumption.
The software can now go into a 6-watt idle mode from 15 watts, using 60 percent less power in idle mode.
Since 2015, Accerion has been perfecting localization technology for mobile robots and AGVs. Accerion’s mission is to make autonomous mobile robots 100% independent from infrastructure and operate with high precision in a flexible, dynamic environment.
If you’d like to learn more about Triton and its updated positioning technology features, get in touch. firstname.lastname@example.org
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