10 September 2020

FlexQube chooses BlueBotics as its autonomous navigation and fleet management partner for the future generation of AGVs

Per Augustsson

Per Augustsson

VP Robotics

The AGV System, launched in the fourth quarter 2019, is a customizable, smart, and motorized cart based on the patented FlexQube building block system. In the continued development of the AGV System, FlexQube has partnered with BlueBotics to integrate the Swiss company’s state of the art autonomous navigation technology into its next generation of AGV. By using natural, permanent features in the environment to navigate, the AGV will be able to navigate with high precision and robustness in dynamic and changing environments. The first AGV product integrated with BlueBotics’ ANT® technology will be launched in the fourth quarter 2020 and with sales starting early 2021.


FlexQube CTO comments on the partnership: “We have been evaluating the BlueBotics ANT® system for a while, and it is great to see that we now have reached a successful integration with our AGV robot platform,” says FlexQube CTO Per Augustsson. “Going forward we can offer the AGV with an entirely natural navigation solution, which is a great complement to our vision-based line following navigation. It will enable the AGV to handle even more use cases at our customers and is aligned with our motorized cart vision. Partnering with BlueBotics enables us to reach the market faster with an experienced partner alongside our team, a partner whose navigation technology already drives more than 2,000 vehicles globally. This partnership also provides us with great new opportunities in terms of distribution and sales since there are numerous types of automated ANT® driven vehicle available on the market, which makes it easy for potential customers to add new ANT® driven vehicles to their fleets, like the AGV.”

BlueBotics CEO comments on the partnership: We are delighted to partner with FlexQube to help bring the new generation of AGV to life,” added Dr. Nicola Tomatis, the CEO of BlueBotics. “This intelligent, modular system is a game changer for customers with specific and evolving material handling needs. And the AGV’s flexibility mirrors that of our ANT® technology, which requires no permanent on-site changes (no tape on the floor or reflectors for triangulation) and ensures accurate, repeatable vehicle operations time after time.”


About BlueBotics

BlueBotics is the reference in natural feature navigation. With its 20 years of industry experience, the company provides the autonomous navigation technology (ANT®) and expert support customers need to bring their AGV, automated forklift or mobile robot successfully to market. Today, there are more than 2,000 ANT® driven vehicles in operation worldwide. BlueBotics’ Autonomous Navigation Technology (ANT®) uses permanent features in the environment to localize and drive automated guided vehicles (AGVs), including full fleet management functionality. ANT® is used across sectors as diverse as manufacturing, warehousing, healthcare and more. More than 2,000 ANT® driven vehicles are currently in operation around the world.

Visit www.bluebotics.com


About FlexQube

FlexQube offers a unique and patented concept that is used to design and deliver robust, modular and flexible material handling carts. The company has manufacturing in Sweden and USA and distribution in North America and in Europe. On December 14, 2017, the company was listed on the Nasdaq First North in Sweden.

FlexQube has some of the world’s largest manufacturers within automotive-, energy-, defense-, aerospace-, home appliances-, and construction machinery among their customers. Some examples are Volvo Cars, Siemens, Autoliv, Scania, Whirlpool, Eberspächer and Mann+Hummel.

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