The Evolution and Future of Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) with Robotics Pioneer Prof. Roland Siegwart

Show notes

Today’s guest on The Logistics Tribe Podcast is Prof. Roland Siegwart. Roland is director of the Autonomous Systems Lab in Switzerland, director of the Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems at ETH Zurich and a world-renown robotics expert.

He is one of the pioneers in the field of autonomous mobile robots, which are quickly spreading throughout warehouses and logistics operations around the world.

Our host Marco Prüglmeier talked to Roland about the following topics:

  • Roland's work with AMRs dating back 30 years

  • His first book on the topic

  • How he got into the topic of AMRs

  • His early foray into mail delivery robots, 30 years ago

  • The history and evolution of AMRs

  • The main differences between AMRs and AGVs

  • The challenges of AMRs in logistics operations

  • Why AMRs will replace AGVs over time

  • The current state of robot technology, laser technology, camera technology, SLAM and what Roland and his teams are working on

  • Good and bad use cases of drones

  • The roles of robots on last mile delivery

  • Roland’s vision for the logistics of the future and the prospects of autonomous driving

  • Will robots eliminate logistics jobs

  • and more

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