RMT Robotics has launched ADAM RAP (Reactive Audio Playback), a programmable sound system for the company's ADAM (Autonomous Delivery and Manipulation) mobile robot. The new system includes interactive voice messages and a mobile vehicle-in-motion jukebox for every mood and season.
Although automatic guided vehicles (AGVs) are required to have a standard beeper-based vehicle-in-motion alert system, the alerts tend to lose effectiveness over time as workers become acclimated to the vehicles' monotonous beep. The ADAM RAP is designed to get around that problem by generating a variety of sounds that are automatically associated with vehicle positions or functions.
RMT Robotics developed the ADAM sound application to play text-to-speech messages, sound bites, or musical interludes that can be either actively or passively triggered in reaction to a variety of operational conditions and system inputs. Through the ADAM Commander mapping software, regions on the facility map can be embedded with commands to automatically load specific tunes or prompt a series of voice messages. For example, ADAM may play a song in the aisle ways and then switch to a text-to-speech-based message saying, "Excuse me, I am coming through" as it approaches a doorway. After successfully moving through the door, ADAM will automatically revert to playing the original song.
ADAM RAP also has the ability to react to inputs. If a worker (or object) is fully obstructing the doorway and ADAM is unable to reconcile an alternative path, ADAM will politely enunciate, "Please move, I cannot get around you." Similarly, if the emergency stop button is pressed, ADAM will state, "My emergency stop has been pressed." And if the Enter Destination button is pressed on the vehicle keypad, ADAM will state, "Thank you, see you later" before proceeding with its mission.
Company: RMT Robotics
Company URL: www.rmtrobotics.com