GMV and ANYbotics partner on industrial inspection technology


Monday, 27 November, 2023

GMV and ANYbotics partner on industrial inspection technology

Autonomous robotics is becoming more widely adopted in industry to perform routine and complex inspections with greater efficiency. Now, multinational technology company GMV and autonomous robotics company ANYbotics have announced a partnership that they say aims to drive innovation and enhance efficiency in automated industrial inspections. The strategic collaboration aims to revolutionise the way companies manage their inspection operations, providing improved effectiveness and optimised resource utilisation in industrial environments.

The companies are announcing an integration between GMV’s cloud-based autonomous robot movement solution uPathWay with ANYmal, ANYbotics’ purpose-built quadruped inspection robot, making the deployment of outdoor navigation systems and real-time fleet optimisation achievable.

ANYbotics’ autonomous quadruped robots are capable of navigating complex industrial environments and conducting inspections. Meanwhile, GMV brings expertise in control and automation systems, along with proficiency in integrating advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence and cybersecurity. The uPathWay solution integrated into quadruped robots combines precise location accuracy through the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) with dynamic routing efficiency.

The deployment of inspection robots in industry brings several benefits, including process and resource optimisation. Real-time data collection and advanced analytics enable informed decision-making, facilitating predictive maintenance scheduling, cost reduction and prolonged asset service life. These inspection robots can also autonomously navigate remote or hazardous areas, eliminating the need for human presence and significantly reducing the carbon footprint.

“At GMV we are dedicated to delivering state-of-the-art autonomous robotics solutions that adhere to the highest quality standards. We even offer ATEX certified solutions, allowing operation in potentially explosive atmospheres. This partnership with ANYbotics represents a significant milestone in industrial automation, reaffirming our commitment to driving innovation in this field,” said Ángel C Lázaro, head of Industrial Sector Robotics and Automation at GMV.

“ANYmal’s integration with GMV’s uPathWay fits seamlessly into ANYbotics’ strategic vision for AI-driven autonomous mobility. This integration enables ANYmal to efficiently handle complicated outdoor inspection tasks across multiple industries by leveraging the power of a cloud platform to perform multiple tasks. It gives our robots a decisive advantage in dynamic environments,” said Enzo Wälchli, CCO of ANYbotics.

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