MiR Debuts Autonomous Pallet Jack and AI Version of MiR Insights

Advancements in MiR’s flexible AMRs include the new MiR1200 Pallet Jack and new AI capabilities designed for faster ROI.

Rob Spiegel

May 1, 2024

2 Min Read
MiR1200 Pallet Jack
Mobile Industrial Robots

At a Glance

  • MiR debuts a forklift AMR.
  • AI has been added to MiR Insights.
  • MiR AMRs are integrating with Universal Robots cobots.

Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) has introduced an AI-enabled MiR1200 Pallet Jack and a generative AI-powered version of its MiR Insights analytics software. The company is also integrating its MiR250 AMRs with cobots from sister company Universal Robots, a complete solution that enables the cobots to automatically and safely perform different tasks at different workstations.

With advanced AI pallet detection powered by NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin, MiR1200 Pallet Jack uses 3D vision to identify pallets and then pick up and deliver them with precision. The MiR1200 Pallet Jack integrates seamlessly into existing MiR AMR fleets and interoperates with MiR’s deck load AMRs, making it effective for large-scale enterprise customers who typically operate more complex workflows with larger fleets and multiple sites.

New AI for Analytics Software

MiR’s AMRs navigate smoothly and safely among people and other transport equipment in dynamic environments, even on busy trade show floors. Sensors, 3D cameras, and the latest laser scanning technology ensure 360-degree vision for precise and safe navigation and operations. The new AI-focused advancements to MiR Insights will enable fleet owners to not only track and analyze the operations of their robots and obtain actionable insights they can use to improve the robots’ performance but more easily find and engage with the data. 

AI features for MiR Insights that will enable customers to:

  • Interact with MiR knowledge bases, even without knowing the exact data base terms, to intuitively find the right information and speed up deployment and optimization processes

  • Chat with their data to conduct troubleshooting and optimization activities independently

  • Ask follow-up questions to get tailored answers that deepen their understanding and enable improved decision making

Mobile Cobots Directly from MiR

MiR’s open platform enables top modules to be added to the AMR to allow different applications from the same robot, with many of these modules coming from MiR partners through the MiR Go program, a large ecosystem for AMR applications. A mobile cobot from Enabled Robotics, comprising the MiR250 AMR and any collaborative robot arm from Universal Robots, is now MiR Go Approved, meaning it has been tested and approved by MiR and can be purchased directly from MiR. The mobile cobot offers the following:

  • Seamless connection between the MiR250 and the Universal Robot’s cobot through a flexible modular platform

  • The ability to adjust the size of the cobot arm to accommodate the required payload

  • An intuitive all-in-one interface, enabling efficient programming of both the AMR and the cobot arm.

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About the Author(s)

Rob Spiegel

Rob Spiegel serves as a senior editor for Design News. He started with Design News in 2002 as a freelancer and hired on full-time in 2011. He covers automation, manufacturing, 3D printing, robotics, AI, and more.

Prior to Design News, he worked as a senior editor for Electronic News and Ecommerce Business. He has contributed to a wide range of industrial technology publications, including Automation World, Supply Chain Management Review, and Logistics Management. He is the author of six books.

Before covering technology, Rob spent 10 years as publisher and owner of Chile Pepper Magazine, a national consumer food publication.

As well as writing for Design News, Rob also participates in IME shows, webinars, and ebooks.

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