Seegrid Self Driving Guided Vehicles Featured on Pittsburgh NPR
Pittsburgh, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/04/2016 -- Pittsburgh-based Seegrid, the pioneer and leader in three-dimensional vision navigation, was recently featured on the Pittsburgh's NPR News Station WESA 90.5. Engineers and designers at Seegrid have spent the last decade perfecting technology that allows automated forklifts to travel through warehouses and move heavy product without a human behind the wheel. The machines roll about like robots, making noises that sound like beeps, bells and sirens as a means of communicating with one another and employees.
At the Seegrid headquarters, workers assemble and program hundreds of self-driving industrial trucks before they're shipped to warehouses nationwide. CEO Jim Rock said the key behind self-driving forklifts is technology that combines complex computer coding and tiny cameras. "We're taking a normal stock off-the-shelf forklift and adding robotics to it – software and hardware so it can run autonomously," he said.
Seegrid VP of Products and Services, Jeff Christensen said, "Each robot is equipped with 10 cameras which serve as eyes. In fact, the name Seegrid is because our trucks can sort of see the world around them… so that's really what our technology is about."
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Seegrid (http://www.seegrid.com), provides unique and revolutionary automation technology for materials handling. Engineered with state-of-the-art Seegrid Vision, industrial trucks are transformed into the next generation of AGVs: vision guided vehicles (VGVs). VGVs navigate without wires, lasers, magnets, or tape, and deliver unmatched flexibility. Designed for simplicity and reliability, the Seegrid flexible automation solution is offered in a line of pallet trucks and tow tractors. Seegrid's vision guided vehicles were recently featured in the Wall Street Journal. To read the entire article, go to: http://on.wsj.com/1XHqbaJ
An award-winning organization, Seegrid is experiencing significant growth both in employees and clients. Multi-billion dollar organizations focused on lean manufacturing best-practices are turning to the Pittsburgh-based robotics leader. From large automotive operations to retail distribution centers, Seegrid VGVs are advancing the reality of a Fork Truck Free approach. VGVs improve workplace safety, reduce equipment and product damage, and deliver a rapid return on investment. Seegrid customers include: Whirlpool, Kahler, Walgreens, Volvo, and 3M. Follow Seegrid on Twitter at @Seegrid. Follow Seegrid on Twitter at @Seegrid.