AMRs or autonomous mobile robots are vehicles that navigate in a specific environment without human interaction. Whereas their predecessors, the automated guided vehicles (AVGs), relied on a simple environment, AMRs shine in dynamic environments. In short, they make the platform more reliable and easy to use.
The Sherpa, a vehicle developed by Ati Motors, moves payload around a warehouse to enhance efficiency and reduce human workload. With the help of an Ouster Lidar sensor, it carries up to a ton of payload through the warehouse while continuously monitoring its environment. Thanks to the durability of Ouster's lidar, the Sherpa even operates outdoors and can navigate ramps and uneven floors. In contrast, AVGs could not be operated in these environments because they used the vehicle's odometry to calculate the position - and therefore tire slip could offset the estimated position enormously. Fortunately, the Sherpa does not have to rely on this method anymore as the Lidar sensor makes the vehicle's odometry redundant.
Together, Ouster and Ati Motors are bringing new levels of automation to material handling, improving customers operations across the supply chain.
Read the official article by Ouster: https://ouster.com/blog/ati-motors-leverages-ouster-sensors-for-frictionless-amr-deployment-in-diverse-warehouse-and-factory-environments/