Industrial mobile robots

Meshmerize is a purpose built wireless network for tackling the specific radio challenges in warehouses and factory floors, faced by AGVs and AMRs.

Accelerating Industry 4.0

Connectivity Today

Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) and Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMR) face many connectivity challenges in autonomous warehouses and modern factory floors. The enterprise WiFi networks that these robots use are designed and optimized for high throughput and fidelity and not reliability or latency.

It is no surprise that these networks do not cope with the challenges of a dynamic and rustic radio environment, such as in the industries.

 

Key challenges in conventional WiFi

  • Handover between differnt APs take between 500ms to 20s

  • Can not endure sudden interferences such as a shelf filled with liquids or complex metallic structures

  • Optimal AP positioning and radio planning does not help in a dynamic environment

Connectivity with Meshmerize

Meshmerize allows robots to connect directly and assist each other in their data transmission through its cooperative distributed wireless mesh network. It’s as if the AP’s previously fixed on the ceiling is now on wheels – A  dynamic network for dynamic systems.
Meshmerize is built with the needs of industrial robots in mind, such as low latency and high resilience to mobility. It can be trivially installed into commercial off-the-shelf devices, including robots and existing access points, as a hardware-independent software-based technology.

The organic multipath routing of Meshmerize delivers

  • Seamless handover with zero downtime during mobility due to the make-before-break connectivity establishment.

  • Resilience to both mobility and environment related radio interferences

  • No single point of failure - As long as there is another robot in the vicinity, no robot will be stuck without connectivity.

Multipath Mesh
High resilience and low latency for
time-critical systems
Reinforce 4G / 5G / WiFi-6
Use existing infrastructure to improve
reliability and seamless handover
Hardware independent
Software product – Installable on a wide
variety of COTS hardwaree

Flexible mesh modes

Only Mobile robot mesh

  • Seamless roaming

  • Increased Reliability

  • Range Extension

Only AP mesh

  • No Ethernet cabling - reduced CapEx

  • Fast network deployment

  • Dynamic network infrastructure

Mobile robot + AP mesh

  • Seamless roaming

  • Increased Reliability

  • Range Extension

  • No Ethernet cabling - reduced CapEx

  • Fast network deployment

  • Dynamic network infrastructure

Multipath routing for better resilience

The organic redundant multipath routing of Meshmerize ensures that the messages get delivered to the robots within the latency threshold, irrespective of mobility, radio-shadows, and hand-over events. As long as there is a route for the messages to take, whether direct or indirect, Meshmerize will find it.

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