AMR utilizes a sophisticated sensor array, artificial intelligence, and path-planning algorithms to interpret its environment, allowing it to navigate smoothly. Equipped with cameras and sensors, AMR can dynamically respond to unexpected obstacles, such as crowds, during navigation. It employs collision avoidance and similar navigation technologies to slow down, stop, or re-plan its path around objects, ensuring seamless continuation of its tasks.
The projected revenue for the AMR market is expected to reach 9.8 billion USD by 2030, exhibiting a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 16.6% from 2020, according to Polaris market research. While the majority of AMR applications are concentrated in warehouses and factories, the heavy-duty AMR sector is considered a promising and relatively untapped market opportunity.
To help AMR developers pioneer the heavy-duty AMR market and create the AMR that meets the various harsh demands, Axiomtek not only offers rugged computing controllers but also hardware and software integration services. For the AMR controller, two niche features set it apart: anti-vibration capability and GMSL interface.
Heavy-duty vehicles such as pavers, excavators, and bulldozers not only always work on very uneven road surfaces but are also equipped with powerful engines that create fierce vibration. For example, running an engine or other mechanical operations may cause high-frequency vibrations of 200 to 500Hz.
Therefore, the anti-vibration capability of AMR controllers is a must-have for developers. To meet the demand, Axiomtek has released the one-of-a-kind ROBOX500, featuring multiple anti-vibration designs. The anti-vibration designs include M12-type lockable I/O interfaces and vibration endurance up to 3.5 Grms (5 to 500Hz, X, Y, Z directions).
The heavy-duty AMRs powered by the ROBOX500 can be a workforce for various environments and tasks. The anti-vibration feature minimizes the chance of malfunction and demands for repair, maximizing working efficiency and creating the best possible profits for the operators.
The GMSL interface can gain advantages for an AMR for its high speed and long-distance data transmission capabilities for the controller to receive data from sensors and cameras. The ROBOX500, as the first X86 AMR controller with GMSL, can process high-resolution video and other multimedia data with high computing and AI capabilities.
Heavy-duty vehicles have accessories, such as the blade of a bulldozer, or the fork of a forklift. The cameras installed on the front or on the accessory may be some distance from the AMR controller which is when the GMSL interface showcases its value and becomes the best choice to accurately finish the tasks. GMSL supports long cable lengths, making it suitable for connecting cameras or sensors located at various points within a vehicle. Also, it is resistant to electromagnetic interference.
The ROBOX500 is equipped with four-channel GMSL camera interfaces (FAKRA universal type), making it a suitable platform for heavy-duty AMR. An eight-channel GMSL upgrade is on the horizon, unlocking the potential for connecting to eight cameras and taking the AMR vision capabilities to the next level.
The GMSL interface provides real-time data for the controller to process, ensuring the movement of the accessory and the operation are accurate. With refined accuracy, lane departure warning, and object detection, the AMR can avoid unnecessary sabotage in the working area and save time, working efficiently.
Axiomtek does not sell AMRs. We help our clients complete their AMRs. More than the AMR controller, Axiomtek provides holistic services of software and hardware integration, which includes ROS 2 software package, sensor kits, and development support services. We provide a reference design for secondary development, modification, or customization. Importantly, the consulting services speed up the time to market with mature AMR.
Ready to revolutionize your heavy-duty AMR projects? Axiomtek's ROBOX500, equipped with anti-vibration resilience and a cutting-edge GMSL interface, ensures peak performance and efficiency. Take the lead with our integrated software, hardware, and consultation services. Contact us to explore endless possibilities, accelerate your AMR development, and bring unparalleled innovation to the world of automation.