MiR Introduces New Software for Smoother, Smarter and Faster Performance of Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs)

The AMR global market leader’s new software lays a technology foundation to enable faster missions, tighter integration with other systems and enhanced cybersecurity

Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) today introduced a new software foundation that enables more robust and scalable autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) for faster missions, tighter integration with other systems, and enhanced cybersecurity.


The first phase of the new software, available today for both individual and entire fleets, focuses on a faster, more intuitive user interface that enables customers to more quickly perform functions such as:
• planning and re-planning navigation on the fly around obstacles with optimized reaction to anything moving nearby, such as other robots, forklifts or human workers
• navigating in large facilities efficiently and switch smoothly between different floors or production halls
Being able to navigate efficiently while avoiding bottlenecks is vital for the performance of AMRs, and these new functionalities ensure optimum throughput for the MiR robots.

"Our experiences with hundreds of customers over the years has made it clear not only that software is key to automation, but also which new features provide the greatest overall experience," said Søren E. Nielsen, president of MiR. "This new software stack lays a powerful foundation for optimizing the use of our AMRs now and into the future as we adapt to dynamic environments and technology advancements. From enabling operators to more quickly and smoothly plan out the robots' missions or ensuring even greater levels of cybersecurity and integration across a facility's myriad systems, we will continue to enhance our robots' performance to keep facilities productive and business executives happy."

Ease of Use and Enhanced Cybersecurity to Meet Customer Needs

MiR has always offered AMR solutions that were easy to control for the users. The new MiR software comes with a completely redesigned user-interface to enhance the overall ease of use. The UI has different user levels and is simple to setup from desktop computers, smartphones and tablets, where employees can access different dashboards or summon the robots with a single click.

"We want to empower companies to get started with automation in a simple way," Nielsen said. "It takes less than an hour to set up simple tasks for a robot via our new interface. For more complex tasks that might require advanced features and settings, the UI still enables employees to easily and efficiently operate the robots. When combined with the added efficiency of the robots, users quickly realize a low total cost of ownership of our AMRs.

In addition, MiR's increased focus on cybersecurity is evident with this new software, with new security improvements according to the IEC 62443 cybersecurity standard for industrial automation systems, including:

• software code signing
• extended robot authentication
• update of the robot operating system

About Mobile Industrial Robots
MiR develops and manufactures the industry's most advanced range of collaborative and secure autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), which can quickly, easily and cost-effectively manage internal logistics, so that employees are free to carry out activities that create more value. Hundreds of medium-sized companies, major international enterprises, logistics centers and hospitals all over the world have installed MiR's innovative robots. As a global market leader, MiR has a global distribution network with distributors in over 60 countries and regional offices in New York, San Diego, Singapore, Frankfurt, Barcelona, Tokyo, Seoul, and Shanghai. MiR has grown quickly since it was established in 2013, and its turnover has increased significantly every year. MiR was established by experienced experts from the Danish robotics industry and its main office is in Odense, Denmark. MiR has been part of Teradyne since 2018. For more information, visit www.mobile-industrial-robots.com

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