With a clear understanding of your robot designated workflows, Fetch robots can begin work within 1 or 2 days.
Setup involves 4 steps:
(1) Unpack robot and connect to Wi-Fi.
(2) Map your facility and localize your robot.
(3) Annotate your maps, create destinations.
(4) Create and schedule workflows.
Mapping is easily accomplished by walking your Fetch robot through your facility with the included controller. Once this is completed, begin creating keep-out areas, speed zones, preferred paths, and destinations for the robots. Then assign available robots to your map and set up and schedule workflows. The interface is intuitive, most operations are point and click. The entire process can be completed within a few hours.
Building a map is accomplished by initially driving one of your robots around your facility with the provided joystick. Laser sensors on the robots see objects and fill in the map as you pilot through your facility. You can find additional information on map building best practices in our FetchCore User Manual. Maps are built real-time so they are complete the moment you finish walking your robot through your entire facility.
Many AMRs and AGVs depend entirely on 2D lasers which “see” only a slice of the world. Low objects like forklift or pallet jack tines (or even human feet!) often go undetected. High objects like rails or raised lifts can also be missed. Fetch robots see through a combination of 2D laser and 3D camera sensors. This provides the best combination of high/low coverage and range. Fetch further enhances robot awareness and anticipation through its occlusion detection and dynamic obstacle avoidance technology.
Goods-to-person systems like Kiva typically require more extensive changes to your warehouse environment and also changes in your processes. Because these types of systems require dedicated “no people allowed” spaces, planning and setup can typically take many months to more than year. Fetch autonomous mobile robot solutions are collaborative and operate safely in spaces shared by people. Few, if any, changes are required to your current operations and set up can be completed within 1 or 2 days. Additionally, because of the simplicity and flexibility of Fetch’s FetchCore software, your operators can re-configure robot workflows themselves.
Fetch has limited maximum forward and turning speeds to promote an experience that feels more natural in collaborative environments. You’ll see speeds up to 1.5 m/s with the ability to create speed zones to force reduced speeds in certain areas. As a point of reference, most people walk at an average speed of 1.4 m/s.
Fetch Robotics’ Freight mobile platform was designed with extensibility in mind! The modular top plate provides multiple mounting points as well as an access panel for USB, ethernet, and display port connections. Your Fetch sales consultant can provide additional guidance around loads and balance points.
Fetch has the broadest range of available AMR load capacities in the industry. Our Freight1500 can carry up to 3300 lbs (1500 kg).
No, our FetchCore fleet management controls provide monitoring and management for multiple robots on a single map. You can mix and match different types of Fetch robots on a single map or move robots to different maps within FetchCore. For greater integration and coordination, Fetch provides API and SDK stacks to enable Warehouse Management Software (WMS) integration.
Fetch provides API and SDK stacks to enable Warehouse Management Software (WMS) integration.
Our FetchCore Software Suite is more than just fleet management software. It delivers true usability enhancements over industry standard autonomous mobile robot software. These include enhancements to safety, map building, mixed fleet control and monitoring, global management out of a single pane of glass, and micro-services that allow common workflows to be set up more quickly. Our cloud based delivery of our FetchCore software suite ensures customers have the best, most reliable, and most secure experience as well.
FetchCore is similar to any other piece of modern enterprise software. More than just robot fleet management software, it represents the core of our technology by enabling true usability benefits that unlock the value of having robots complement your existing warehouse operations.
Typical delivery times are 2-3 weeks after receipt of order. Please confirm with your Fetch Account Executive for more detail.
Yes. However, a constant WiFi connection is only required for VirtualConveyor robots at the time that they receive tasks. DataSurvey robots have the additional requirement of passing collected data via WiFi. Our FetchCore provides a Wi-Fi heatmap feature to help you spot Wi-Fi weak spots within your facility.
Fetch robots will continue on and safely complete their current task. A WiFi connection is only required for VirtualConveyor robots at the time that they receive tasks. DataSurvey robots have the additional requirement of passing collected data via WiFi. Our FetchCore software provides a Wi-Fi heatmap feature to help you identify Wi-Fi weak spots within your facility.
No. Sensors on Fetch robots are used to detect and avoid obstacles. These operate independent of Wi-Fi.
All communications to and from FetchCore software are encrypted through SSL. Fetch only requires specific ports to be open to further harden security.
No, with FetchCore software and Fetch charge docks, you can schedule planned charging times. Robots will auto-navigate and engage charge docks per user designated schedules, ensuring that robots are fully charged during peak usage times. Additionally, robots can be set to return to charge docks once they reach a minimum user designated power level.
Fetch commercial robot systems need to be connected to our cloud-based FetchCore software. This setup provides the best Fetch experience, enabling easy updates, easy scaling, and maximum uptime.
No, Fetch robots are designed for use in dry indoor environments.
For VirtualConveyor, almost any workflow requiring repetitive movement of material will provide a return on investment over time. Facilities over 200,000 sq ft (18,580 m²) can generally see returns in under a year, but this is ultimately determined by specific workflow requirements and robot utilization. For DataSurvey, ROI from collected data can be achieved in much smaller spaces.
Very little day to day maintenance is required as Fetch robots have very few moving parts. Yearly checks on wheels, casters, batteries, and charge docks are recommended.
Up to 9hrs depending on the loads and total distances traveled. A Fetch sales engineer can help you plan charge schedules to ensure you have available robots during potential peak hours.