Bolloré Logistics Singapore and start-up Botsync form partnership to develop Autonomous Mobile Robot

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Bolloré Logistics Singapore and Botsync have announced a partnership to develop MAG300, an Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) solution. Supported by Enterprise Singapore, this new solution is the fruit of a one-year extensive collaboration between Bolloré Logistics Singapore and Botsync. Through the reduction of movement of goods by human labour, it is aimed at helping automate the processes of order replenishment and preparation.

MAG300 employs an intelligent proprietary software suite enabling it to quickly adapt to dynamic warehouse operations. Its operators can set any route within the predefined pickup and drop-off points easily via a tablet by using Botsync’s dashboard. MAG300 also integrates a trolley design, which can be easily handled by a human, a Material Handling Equipment (MHE), or the robot. It is believed that the solution allows easy shift from manual operations to automation at existing sites with minimal changes and disruptions to processes.

“We have created a collaborative approach because want to go beyond what conventional bots can do and create something with flexibility and scalability,” said Pierre Matheron, Innovation Project Manager at Bolloré Logistics Singapore.

Equipped with several sensors on the front and rear, MAG300’s anti-collision system is capable of detecting any moving or stationary object five meters away from itself and quickly recalibrate its route to avoid it. The AMR can run for 8 hours continuously before automatically heading back to the charging station to recharge in about 2.5 hours. With a maximum lifting payload up to 300 kgs, the MAG300 AMR can move up to 300 boxes per hour at a maximum travelling speed of up to 6.3 km/h. It has been estimated that this could save up to 90 man-hours per month.

The concept is customised and engineered to fit Bolloré Logistics’ needs, and it can be scaled across all other hubs without incurring additional heavy investments. The full implementation of MAG AMR automation solution across Blue Hub will take place by Q1 2022. Both companies are working to extend the usage for other processes involving stock movement to achieve full utilisation of the AMR.

“Our products are designed to adapt to a user’s conditions with minimal disruption and we strive to provide a bespoken automation solution to support our partner’s operations,” said Prashant Trivedi, Co-Founder & Chief Commercial Offer at Botsync.

Source: Bolloré Logistics