Robotics Technology Solutions

The robotics revolution is accelerating, fueled by easily accessible, low-cost technology and the unlimited human imagination. Robots are starting to assist us in innovative ways in our work and personal lives, as designers combine Mobility, Manipulators, and Communications with Sensors, Software, and Artificial Intelligence to develop robot solutions for use on land, in air, water, or space. Learn more about the many robotic applications made possible by Panasonic's components.

Panasonic solutions for service, industrial and personal robots, are technologies common across many different robot platforms, including battery and power solutions, rugged flash memory, vision and sensing, wireless communication and navigation solutions, and motion control with servo and brushless motors.  Solutions are available for:

  • Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) and Automated Guided Carts (AGC)
  • Unmanned aerial vehicles and drones
  • Unmanned Ground Vehicles
  • Security and Surveillance robots
  • Videography and Inspection robots
  • Medical, healthcare, homecare and Telepresence robots
 

 

Basic Functional Building Blocks of Robotic Applications

These  basic robot building blocks from Panasonic deliver durability, easy integration, and unique functionality for practical and advanced technology robotic solutions.


 

Panasonic Solutions by Application

Robotic Solutions

Manipulators

The ability to exactly pick, place and arrange in accurate and repeatable movements, makes robotic arms or manipulators an excellent fit for manufacturing, material handling and logistics, medical surgery, food handling, and military and government uses. Mobile robot manipulators require vision guidance and excellent motion control, in addition to rugged design and reliable, long life and fast charging battery solutions. Sensors are also critical to appropriately handle objects for specific applications.

Manipulator robots are used in:

  • Manufacturing and logistics (Warehouse or distribution center)
  • Surgery
  • In-home assistive devices
  • Food Handling
  • Advanced Assembly
  • Military uses unsafe for humans such as bomb disposal

AGV/AGC

Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) and Automated Guided Carts (AGC) are transforming material handling and logistics in warehouses, distribution centers and other large facilities, by tugging, towing and transport of loose material. With obstacle avoidance and safety features, and programming to enable communication with other robots, these autonomous mobile robots streamline operations and ensure product is moved smoothly through a facility. Long operation times between battery charges and fast battery charging times, boost operational efficiencies.  Most automatic guided vehicles can estimate their own location and guide themselves using an electronic map, instead of guide wires, allowing it to adapt quickly and flexibly to layout changes.

AGV/AGCs are used in:

  • Warehouse and distribution centers
  • Hospital, Lab, Office
  • Manufacturing  (Automotive, Food & Beverage, Pharmaceutical, …..)
  • Other Industrial 

Telepresence

Mobile telepresence robots at school or work enable a streaming video (and audio) appearance, from anywhere in the world.  Navigation, camera and wireless solutions are required for mobility and communication.  The mobile base of a telepresence robot must be able to coordinate tight corners, remain upright and maintain power for extended periods of time.  Clear, crisp video and audio enhances the experience for both sides of the link, enriching the personal connection.

Telepresence robots are used in:

  • Remote presence / visits of the Disabled
  • Remote Learning / Education
  • Distributed Teams
  • Office telecommuters
  • Healthcare and Patient Monitoring
  • Overseas Manufacturers 

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) / Drones

To fly autonomously to formerly out of reach places has propelled the use of drones in agriculture, conservation, cinematography, search and rescue, and security and surveillance.  Inspection, monitoring, surveying, detection and recording are the typical functions deployed in many applications. Unmanned aerial vehicles range from consumer quadcopters to military drones. Low payload components are necessary to maximize flight time. Key components include data storage and fast data transfer, cameras, navigation and controls, sensors, thermal management, and battery power solutions.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles / Drones are used in:

  • Agriculture
  • Inspection
  • Cinematography and Videography
  • Security and Surveillance
  • Search and Rescue
  • Conservation
  • Military

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