In the industrial automation and manufacturing markets, high precision can dramatically improve safety, efficiency, and productivity. That is why the microlocation sensors and software from the Humatics Spatial Intelligence Platform have been designed to bring unprecedented precision and robustness to a wide range of industrial positioning, localization, and tracking applications.
Humatics’ microlocation technology is being used by customers around the world to make mobile robots such as automated guided vehicles (AGVs) smarter and location-aware. The Humatics Spatial Intelligence PlatformTM comprises hardware, software and analytics to help robots navigate more autonomously with seamless operation — both indoors and outdoors, above ground or below.
The inability of current technologies to adequately solve the localization problem has been a limiting factor to the wide-scale adoption of smart mobility solutions. Humatics’ microlocation technology opens new opportunities for superior tracking and fleet platooning capabilities that weren’t possible before.
The term “tool tracking” today is limited to either scanning barcodes on a piece of equipment or tracking that tool on the shop floor with hardware such as GPS, Bluetooth or RFID beacons. Humatics can help improve productivity by ensuring you know where your tools are at all times, but this is just the tip of the iceberg.
There are many industrial applications where large expensive equipment moves in a linear fashion. These are predictable movements, but they demand precise measurement. Measuring distance between two points with high accuracy is at the core of what we do at Humatics. Our ranging systems provide centimeter-level accuracy in complex indoor environments and outdoors in all lighting and weather conditions.
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0 aren’t just market hype terms anymore. More factories, 3PLs, mines and other industrial application companies are attaching sensors to mission-critical equipment in order to get a holistic view of their operations. At the center of many Industry 4.0 initiatives is the need to know precisely where everything is within and outside the factory walls.
The Humatics team loves to explore with the brightest minds in radio and radar technology, and offer development tools to help them push the limits of what microlocation and sensing can achieve in industries such as industrial automation, mobile robotics, mining, construction, entertainment, physical security, defense, and many more.
Autonomous UAVs based solely on GPS signals have serious safety and reliability issues, don’t function well in complex urban environments, and don’t work at all indoors. The Humatics Spatial Intelligence Platform™ is comprised of centimeter- and millimeter-scale microlocation systems and analytics software that supports quick and robust drone positioning and navigation in any environment.
Humatics’ superior ranging capability is being used daily to measure the spacing between rail maintenance vehicles, offering speed-based approach alerts to ensure that the operators maintain a safe distance between vehicles in GPS-denied areas.