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Oceaneering International launched at MODEX 2022 three autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) in the North American market. The UniMover D 100, UniMover O 600 and MaxMover CB D 2000 all use BlueBotics’ navigation technology.
The company’s UniMover AMRs are underride vehicles with varying payload capacities. The UniMover D 100 (max payload: 220 lb / 100 kg) is better suited to light goods, like boxes, totes, trays and individual items, while the O 600 (max payload: 1,322 lb / 600 kg) is made for transporting bulk items like food, laundry, medical equipment and engineered parts.
The MaxMover CB D 2000 (max payload: 4,400 lb / 2,000 kg) replaces conventional counterbalance forklifts. It’s able to handle a range of load types, from conventional and specialized automotive pallets to racks and carts. The MaxMover is also able to pivot on the spot, making it easy to maneuver.
“We are naturally excited with the arrival of our new products,” Henny Bouwmeester, vice president and general manager of Oceaneering Mobile Robotics. “We spent substantial efforts not only in understanding customer needs, but also ensuring that the designs can truly scale. Accordingly, these new robots enable us to continually unlock new capabilities and move ever closer towards bringing mobile robotics to all industries.”
The company also announced at MODEX its AMRs use BlueBotics’ navigation technology. The company’s autonomous navigation technology (ANT) uses a SLAM navigation method. There are over 3,000 ANT-enabled vehicles in operation today.
“We are delighted to partner with Oceaneering, one of the leading AGV producers in North America and Europe,” Dr. Nicola Tomatis, CEO of BlueBotics, said. “With our customer-focused approach, proven ANT navigation technology, and close technical support, we see strong synergies between our companies, and we look forward to helping Oceaneering’s team bring numerous successful ANT driven vehicles to market.”