Today is definitely an exciting day for us at InOrbit. You may have seen our press release announcing the latest advancements with InOrbit missions as well as the expansion of our InOrbit Connect ecosystem to a host of new partners. These developments mark a milestone for the InOrbit platform as we have an answer to user demand for end-to-end orchestration.
We’ve already talked a lot about missions over the last year, starting with the language used to define and track mission performance. Visibility and data analytics are key components to an effective robot deployment strategy, a vital part of good RobOps practices, and a measure of actual value. We’ve seen POCs and small robot deployments fail simply due to a lack of visibility and proper tracking. Mission monitoring and comprehensive data that takes a holistic approach to robot missions regardless of vendor, site, or other parameters can drive optimizations and insights that prove the difference between success and failure.
Missions mean much more than just a series of tasks. Our team has been there on the front lines building and managing missions. We understand the realities of planning and coordinating sometimes complex orchestration between various robots in tricky environments. In fact, we’ve been hands-on developing missions out of our somewhat mad empathy lab at the InOrbit Robot Space since it opened earlier this year.
This Summer we brought these developments to life, showcasing the power and potential of missions at Automate 2023. It was here with our unique conference set-up, that we showed the critical role of mission execution, enabling multi-vendor, bidirectional communication with robot fleets of any size. With InOrbit missions users can set waypoints and robot actions then dispatch the right robot to meet production needs, executing tasks that may range from simple navigation to complex multi-robot behaviors.
We’ll talk more in-depth about static and dynamic missions in future posts but for now, it’s pertinent to turn to integrations as partnerships like the one we’ve forged with OTTO Motors and the growing InOrbit Connect ecosystem that works hand in hand with InOrbit missions.
InOrbit Connect was launched last year as a way to make it easier for companies to connect robots to the cloud. Companies deploying robots to improve internal processes can add one or even hundreds of robots to their InOrbit account with one click. Robot buyers also have access to a free, comprehensive Robot Directory, including InOrbit Connect-certified robots. With a growing list of robotics companies, this has become an invaluable industry resource.
The Robot Directory has expanded dramatically to include a diverse array of companies shaping the future of robotics. Some of the latest Connect-certified companies, include Geek+, FUJI Innovation Lab, Instock, Ox, SVT Robotics, Peer Robotics, Relay Robotics, SICK, Thira Robotics, Ubiquity Robotics, VisionNav Robotics, and WiBotic.
This is an expansion that extends the InOrbit Connect program beyond traditional robotics companies. Partners like SICK, renowned for advanced sensors and on display at the recent InOrbit Connect Live event, contribute to a rich ecosystem of partners. InOrbit users can easily access this broad array of technologies and expertise to enhance their robotic operations.
Stay tuned for more details on InOrbit missions and our growing list of Connect-certified companies soon. Until then read more about InOrbit missions right here and thank you for letting us join you on your automation journey.