Why Robot Orchestration is Essential

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Forward-thinking leaders from across industries are making significant investments in automation. 

As companies deploy more robots for tasks such as material handling, inventory management, cleaning and security, they will face a rapidly compounding problem: different robot vendor have their own mechanisms, software and algorithms, and they don’t play well with each other. Even within a single vendor, different robots often don’t communicate effectively. This introduces a host of inefficiencies, from needing multiple screens to keep track of all the robots in a facility, to traffic jams when multiple uncoordinated robots are deployed at the same site.

The future success of automation clearly demands multi-robot deployments, which means effective robot orchestration is becoming mission-critical.

But orchestration means so much more than just fleet management or basic interoperability. It means coordination at scale, scheduling and dispatching robots, streamlined remote incident management, and proactively avoiding conflicts with other robots or humans in the environment. Orchestration includes harmoniously integrated software, processes and best practices that will drive the growth of the robotics industry. 

At InOrbit, our goal is to maximize the potential of every robot. Our software has already powered over 5 million hours of active operations in production environments. InOrbit builds scalable and insightful tools to meaningfully impact robotic fleets and solve the most pressing orchestration challenges. 

Our industry-leading cloud-based, secure robot data platform provides the effective orchestration layer that connects to any robot for seamless, integrated and coordinated operations – and we can do it all from one screen or a common API.

Our commitment to robot operations, or RobOps, also means supporting emerging standards around interoperability. We have always built hardware-agnostic software, so orchestrating heterogeneous robotic fleets from different manufacturers is fundamental to our platform. We support the latest interoperability standards, including MassRobotics AMR Interoperability standard and VDA-5050.

We empower roboticists, software engineers, and operators to focus on scaling their robot fleet and continuously improve the operation of their robots. That's why our platform is designed to integrate with line-of-business systems such as warehouse management systems, labor management software and enterprise resource planning tools. Engineers can explore the InOrbit Developer Portal for more details.

The result is facilitating the orchestration and optimization of end-to-end processes, delivering maximum value to end users in various industries, from third-party logistics companies to consumer product goods.

Connect with InOrbit today and learn more about robot orchestration.  

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