NREC developed AMTS, an innovative system for
accurately guiding robotic material transport vehicles
in industrial settings.
AMTS uses robotic
lift trucks to automate the transfer of pallets
and other materials from semi-trailers onto
robotic tugs for transport in factories and
warehouses. It makes use of a sophisticated
downward computer vision system and LADAR range
finders to direct and control these vehicles
as they load and unload material and transport
it across the factory floor.
AMTS’s lower-cost, infrastructure-free
automation system decreases human involvement
in setting up and operating material transport
systems. It makes automated loading
and unloading of over-the-road trailers more
feasible and cost-effective.