WiBotic Teams with ResGreen for LilBuddy AMR Charging
WiBotic, a Seattle-based manufacturer of advanced charging and power solutions for aerial, mobile, space and industrial robots, has announced a partnership with ResGreen Group, which develops mobile robot and software solutions. The ResGreen LilBuddy autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) can now be programmed to power up using a wireless charging station that doesn’t require any physical connection ports, allowing the robots to operate for extended periods without human intervention.
“We are thrilled to partner with WiBotic to provide wireless charging on our vehicles,” said Parsh Patel, CEO of ResGreen. “WiBotic’s technical support and dedication has helped us create the best option for our customers. Wireless charging is transforming the material handling industry by providing increased flexibility in mobile robot systems.”
The LilBuddy AMR brings automated movement to any business through its optimized, compact size and flexible natural feature guidance, ResGreen said. Featuring a 17-inch by 17-inch base, LilBuddy is one of the smallest AMRs in the market, with an ability to rotate 360 degrees to help with congested environments and narrow aisles.
The WiBotic wireless charging capabilities allow LilBuddy vehicles to charge efficiently and frequently without the worry of worn-out charging contacts or the need for precise navigation to charging stations. One wireless station can also charge several vehicles with different battery types, sizes and configurations that require different voltages and charging rates, WiBotic said. The BotWay software system from ResGreen provides real-time monitoring and control of the robots, and will soon include WiBotic Commander software functionality for better visibility into fleet-wide charging station use and energy consumption.
“LilBuddy AMRs are remarkable, streamlined robots,” said Ben Waters, CEO of WiBotic. “Despite their compact size, they’re capable of moving loads in excess of 220 pounds. They are perfect for navigating smaller spaces and – when integrated with our wireless charging capabilities – offer a compelling, low-maintenance solution for organizations looking to introduce autonomous mobile robots into their operations.”
ResGreen said it also plans to add WiBotic’s wireless charging features to its larger PullBuddy automatic guided vehicles (AGVs) in the future.
For more details on ResGreen’s systems, visit its website here. To learn more about WiBotic, visit its website here.