AMR vs. AGV. What are the differences?

Jan 31, 2020   Autonomous Mobile Robots

AGV, which stands for "Automated Guided Vehicle", is used to carry materials in factories. However, navigation methods of AGVs are now outdated. AGVs need auxiliary infrastructure elements such as magnetic tape, cable, colored strips or reflectors to transfer materials from one point to another. This causes AGVs to have limited mobility, to act inefficiently and to accompany high maintenance and infrastructure costs. All these disadvantages have led to the abandonment of AGVs and the preference of Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMR) with advanced navigation technologies.

Unlike AGVs, AMRs do not need any infrastructure investment. AMRs, which use natural and fixed objects such as walls, machines in the working environment as a reference for positioning, can comfortably move to their targets without following any rail, cable or tape. These robots, which move in a way not to hit the objects and people they encounter during navigation, can go on their way by passing around these objects, when necessary. AMRs ensure the improvement of work flows and efficiency with the reports and data they provide. Autonomous mobile robots are replacing AGV day by day in most modern warehouses and factories. Do not miss the transformation.