Today InOrbit announced some very exciting news. The Free Edition is here, and we couldn’t be happier.
Robot navigation presents several practical challenges. Sometimes you’ll have to fix localization issues or manually operate a robot. In these situations, you need to interact with the robot to achieve specific goals. However, what if your target is in a narrow area with limited maneuverability? And how can you focus on signs or navigation markers to make them more readable?
These and other questions can be answered using InOrbit Control.
It’s easy to see why many in the robotics community are suggesting that agriculture is the next big market for automation. With the need to support an estimated 9 billion people on the planet in 2050, current forms of production need an additional boost that automation can provide. Like other industries, agriculture also faces labor challenges including a shortage of skilled workers, an unstable supply chain and complex safety concerns due to the pandemic.
For decades we have celebrated work as an integral part of the human experience. We yearn to be involved in activities that not only provide for our basic needs, but give us a sense of purpose. Work, and doing work that we love, keeps us focused and motivated. Not all work is created equal though, and the future of work is complex.
At InOrbit, most of our time is spent thinking about robots and how to make them perform better. Part of that vision includes robots and humans working together – without the human factor, robots are just a collection of metal and plastic parts. Here is another in a series of posts highlighting some of the outstanding humans on the InOrbit team, also known as InOrbiters. This post in particular aims to share what the experience of being an Intern at InOrbit is like. What drives the kind of people we love to work with, what they’ve learned from the team over their summer internship, and what they find most compelling about robotics.
When we think about the challenges robots face, we often think about the physical tasks they are performing - gripping an object out of a bin, or avoiding getting stuck when delivering materials to a packing station. While many of these challenges still exist, larger problems are often found in the ecosystem surrounding robots.
ChatOps, meet RobOps. InOrbit is really happy to share news today about our new incident management integration with the Google Chat platform. This open-source feature lets users receive notifications about their robots, even if the InOrbit app is not open.
At InOrbit, most of our time is spent thinking about robots and how to make them perform better. But part of that vision includes robots and humans working together – without the human factor, robots are just a collection of metal and plastic parts. Here is another in a series of posts highlighting some of the outstanding humans on the InOrbit team, also known as InOrbiters. The posts aim to share details on some members of the team, what drove them to work here, and what they find most interesting about robotics and the development of the InOrbit platform.
Robot operations (RobOps) is not just about making sure robots and humans work well together to complete tasks. It’s also about getting robots and other robots to work well together, especially as an increasing number of companies deploy different robot systems to handle multiple tasks.