Seegrid Corp. today announced that it is adding a robotics-as-a-service, or RaaS, subscription model for its autonomous mobile robots. The model will provide customers with more options for adopting Seegrid's Palion robots and enterprise software, said the Pittsburgh-based company.
The RaaS model can reduce the upfront investment and enable customers to have access to the latest robotic fleet and enhancements, noted Seegrid. The company has recently updated its autonomous mobile robot (AMR) line for with the Palion Tow Tractor, Palion Pallet Truck, and its new Palion Lift. In addition, it has formed the Blue Labs in-house research and development team.
Jeff Christensen, vice president of product Seegrid, replied to the following questions from Robotics 24/7:
Do you expect many existing customers to switch to a RaaS model, or is it more for a wider audience of new customers? What feedback have you received from customers in favor of RaaS?
Christensen: We anticipate both existing and new customers will be interested in buying this way, and they have expressed a desire to move more quickly into automation, staying up-to-date with new technology, and with less initial financial outlay and quicker returns. Seegrid is rapidly expanding our AMR portfolio and capabilities.
This year, we enhanced our Palion Tow Tractor and Palion Pallet Truck, premiered our first Palion Lift AMR, and introduced Fleet Geek, our data analytics software. We plan to continue the rapid advancement of our mobile automation solutions and now have Blue Labs, an entire team of world-class automation experts, many with Ph.D.-level expertise in robotics and computer vision systems, solely focused on research and development.
New use cases for automated material handling continue to emerge, and Seegrid is uniquely capable of delivering mobile automation solutions to address these applications. Our customers and prospective customers alike are seeking to rapidly expand and evolve with Seegrid as their automation partner.
The addition of the RaaS model underscores our commitment to delivering industry-leading material handling solutions in the way that best aligns with our customers’ business needs. Seegrid’s RaaS subscription provides another pathway to automation and continuous improvement for the leading global manufacturing, warehousing, and logistics brands we serve.
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