Precision Meets Vision: ForwardX’s Laser SLAM + Computer Vision Integration

The success of any robotic application hinges on the effectiveness of its navigation system. This crucial component allows robots to not only sense and perceive their surroundings but also map and navigate through complex environments. Amongst the myriad of tools available for this purpose, SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping) stands out as a key technique […]

The Advantages and Challenges of Autonomous Forklifts in Logistics and Material Handling

As the world of logistics and material handling evolves, the rise of Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) systems has been a game-changer. Among these innovations, autonomous forklifts have gained popularity due to their numerous benefits. These advanced machines are equipped with cutting-edge sensors, mapping technologies, and optimization algorithms, allowing them to navigate warehouses, distribution centers, and […]

Labor Challenges and the Role of AMRs

As the world becomes increasingly digital, e-commerce has been growing at an unprecedented pace. With more and more people opting for online shopping, the demand for efficient and reliable logistics and warehousing solutions has risen dramatically. However, one of the biggest challenges facing end-users in the logistics and warehousing industry is labor. In fact, according […]

ForwardX Robotics at LogiMAT 2023

ForwardX successfully kicked off its expansion into Europe with its launch at the LogiMAT tradeshow. The event was held in Stuttgart, Germany from April 25–27 at the Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre. As one of the largest and most influential logistics exhibitions in Europe, this year’s LogiMAT attracted more than 1,500 exhibitors from Europe, North America, […]

5 Key Differences Between AMRs and AGVs

Firstly, let’s break down what these acronyms stand for. An AMR is an Autonomous Mobile Robot, while an AGV is an Automated Guided Vehicle. While a mobile robot sounds awfully similar to an automated vehicle (and they can look almost identical) the two differ in some very important ways. 1. AMRs vs AGVs: Navigation  The […]

4 Pain Points in Logistics Industry and How AMR Solutions Solve Them

With logistics being a core business since the springing up of e-commerce, it is necessary to weed out some inefficiencies and solve challenges in logistics management. Fortunately, thanks to the continuous efforts of people, AMRs, one of the best solutions widely used in the logistics industry, have become efficient and cost-effective assistants to solve many challenges logistics […]

AMR vs AGV: What’s the Difference

Automated material transportation is a major concern for small and large companies. An increasing number of companies are now adopting AMRs and AGVs, two popular automated transportation systems widely used worldwide, to effectively fulfill automated internal transportation tasks. By enhancing the productivity of organizations and ensuring more effective deliveries, AMRs and AGVs become useful assistants […]

50 Things to Do in Chicago During ProMat 2023

While MHI is providing a ton of great business opportunities, networking and social events, and educational seminars at ProMat from March 20–23, don’t forget to take advantage of what the city of Chicago has to offer while you’re there. If you can get there a couple days early or leave a couple days late, it’s […]

5 Things to Do Before You Get to ProMat

In person conferences and trade shows are back and in full force! If you’ve already registered for ProMat (or still considering it), having a plan of action will help you take full advantage of everything it has to offer. What’s ProMat? ProMat is the largest North American supply chain expo, powered by MHI, and is […]

How AMRs Empower Your Workforce and Combat the Labor Shortage

Employee turnover and recruitment costs are on the rise amongst a dwindling labor pool for warehousing workflows. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, since 2015 there has been an hourly wage increase of $0.50 to $1.00 every year with an even larger increase from 2020 to 2021. That’s without considering the basic benefits […]