MiR500 Autonomous Mobile Robot
Odense, Denmark-based Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) launched the MiR500 autonomous mobile robot (AMR). There is no need to change the facility layout when operating the MiR500 as autonomous navigation software replaces the need for wires, magnets or QR codes.
The robot has a payload capacity of 500kg (1102 lbs), which is five-times the payload of the MiR100 and 2.5-times that of the MiR200. The MiR500 can automatically collect, transport, and deliver pallets with speeds of nearly 4.5 MPH.
The MiR500 features a SICK microScan3 360° laser scanner, which provides visual protection around the robot, and two 3D cameras for detection of objects 300-2000 mm above the floor. The MiR500 features a 1300 x 900 mm load surface and an 8-hour run-time with a 1-hour battery charge. The MiR500 is the same size as a standard Euro-pallet, and the company expects the robot will be used to transport pallets in manufacturing floors and warehouses.
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