CTO Niels Jul Jacobsen demonstrated MiRHook at Ros-Industrial Asia Pacific Workshop
The 25th of May, MiR founder and CTO, Niels Jul Jacobsen, participated at the Ros-Industrial Asia Pacific Workshop in Singapore, where he explained about the MiR Hook to business leaders from the Asian industry.
Niels Jul Jacobsen demonstrated the MiRHook and introduced the automatic transportation of carts using the hook. MiRHook is an application for the MiR robots and it is ideal for a wide range of towing jobs, such as efficiently moving heavy products between locations in a manufacturing facility or warehouse. Actually, the hook was initially developed for moving food carts in hospitals, Niels Jul Jacobsen explained, but it turned out that the industry had a greater need for the hook since they often need to move heavier items. The MiRHook 100 has a towing capacity of 300 kg (660 lbs.) and since the new MiRHook 200 supports the transport of loads up to 500 kg (1100 lbs.), it provides exciting new internal logistics options for weighty or unwieldy cargos.
Moreover, Niels Jul Jacobsen explained how the MiRHook works completely autonomously. It is very user-friendly and identifies carts by QR markers and transports them as the user define it. Built-in sensors, cameras and sophisticated software imply that the MiR robots with the MiRHook and a cart can safely maneuver around people and obstacles, and can even drive up ramps.
The attendees at the workshop were very positive towards the MiRHook and welcomed its flexibility, user-friendliness and towing capacity.