Androbotics, Inc. exhibited the autonomous navigating robot “FRUTERA” developed by the company at the “2019 International Robot Exhibition” (December 18-21, 2019 Tokyo Big Sight).

About “FRUTERA”

Automatically transport goods to destinations by setting up navigation routes, including office convenience stores, transport robots designed for catering at restaurants and hospitals and home delivery by robots, equipped with spatial recognition capabilities. Can be done.
When using Robot Mart * 1 , it is possible to purchase products carried by the robot by reading the QR code on the monitor with PayPay * 2 .
* 1: An office convenience store service operated and developed by Robot Security Police Co., Ltd.
* 2: PayPay: QR code and barcode payment application developed by SoftBank Corp. and Yahoo Japan Corp.

Characteristic

By measuring the size of the room with a sensor attached to the upper part of the main body and setting a navigation route in advance, the product can be automatically transported to the destination.
The warming / cooling function can be freely customized as an option, and various forms of “transportation” are possible depending on the usage of the user.
The main body has two rear wheels and four auxiliary wheels, and it is possible to change directions freely by rotating on the spot. When the battery runs low. Independent driving automatically connects to the charger to charge.

  

    Sensor on top of main unit                                    Charger

Office convenience store “Robot Mart”

Androbotics Co., Ltd., which developed “FRUTERA”, has partnered with Robot Security Police Co., Ltd., which operates an unmanned convenience store “Robot Mart” in Tokyo, so that “FRUTERA” can be equipped with an office convenience store function.


When moving or unpaid, the product case is locked, and it is not possible to take out the product unless it is settled, so the internal product is protected from being stolen.
QR Code payment using PayPay has been introduced for “FRUTERA”, but the demand for payment with transportation-type electronic money such as Suica is expected to be large, so introduction is being considered.

Future prospects

At this stage, it can only run indoors and flat areas, so in the future it will be equipped with autonomous navigation by GPS and mutual collision avoidance functions to enable safe driving outdoors, and cooperate with co-op home delivery service etc. For those who find it difficult to go out, “FRUTERA” wants to develop a service to deliver daily necessities and food directly to their homes.
In addition, he expects to be active in a wide range of places, such as welfare and medical sites such as hospitals, and catering at restaurants and karaoke stores.

“2019 International Robot Exhibition” Overview

Name: 2019 International Robot Exhibition [INTERNATIONAL ROBOT EXHIBITION 2019 (iREX2019) ]
Theme: “friendly society in human robot connects”
Organized by: The Japan Robot Association, Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun
Period: 2019 December 18 (Wed. )-21st (Sat)
Venue: Tokyo Big Sight Aomi / West / South Hall
Opening Hours: 10: 00-17: 00
Admission: 1,000 yen * Pre-registrants and invitation ticket holders, free for junior high school students and below.

Outline of the autonomous navigating transport robot “FRUTERA”

Movement: Automatic navigation / navigation
Movement speed: 0.2-0.6m / s
Power supply: Automatic charging
Load capacity: 30mm
Size: 700 × 460 × 900mm

Androbotics Inc.

Company Name: Androbo Group
Established: March 3, 2008
Representative: Yukihiro Tamura
Location: 2-2-2 Nishi-Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
105-0003 2F, Sawa Building 
TEL: 03-6457-9706
FAX: 03-6457-9708

Gallery

  

     Lower body                                                            Monitor

  

     Unlocked chamber                                                 Main unit front
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