The Autonomous Mobile Kitbot is an invention by Robominds GmbH, a company founded in 2016 by Andreas Däubler and Tobias Rietzler in Munich. The company uses artificial intelligence in their industrial robots for it to work independently. They have created the Robobrain product range to be used in production, logistics processes, and optimized use for Human-Robot Collaboration.
The Kitbot is part of the robobrain.fleet which is composed of different components such as grippers, robot arms, and uncomplicated vision systems without teach-in processes. The fleet is flexible through plug-ins, route planning, intelligent robot fleet control software, skill-based robot distribution, and optimum compatibility with robobrain.control. It is also constellation-independent, scalable, and has an integrated escalation management system in place.
The video demonstrates the full kitting process of the mobile kitbot moving from the office lab to one of the company’s partner manufacturers, Daimler Trucks AG. The robot first starts out by collecting materials from an array of building components in various crates. The gripper is able to pick up different objects with varying shapes and transports them to another crate that is carried by the robot across the room to the manufacturing side. It is able to successfully go through narrow passageways and delivers the filled crate to its target location while collecting an empty crate to begin the process again.