SICK, Inc. Named a Top 50 Company from Robotics Business Review
MINNEAPOLIS, MINN., MAY 15, 2019 – SICK, Inc. is proud to announce that it was named a Top 50 Robotics Company from the Robotics Business Review. The RBR50 is an annual list of the 50 most innovative and transformative robotics companies that have achieved commercial success in the past year.
SICK provides sensor technology for a number of robotics applications, including navigation for mobile platforms. Mobile platforms move automatically or autonomously between different points in the production or logistics environment.
To make sure that they find their way, diverse sensor solutions for navigation and positioning are necessary, which serve to localize and navigate mobile platforms. Using LiDAR technology, SICK can help manufacturers create a more flexible automation process.
“SICK’s LiDAR sensors are used on countless mobile automation applications to provide an intelligent solution for the safe use of autonomous mobile robots,” said Daniel Perez-Bello, SICK’s Global Product Manager for LiDAR sensors. “With LiDAR technology, robot manufacturers can implement SLAM (Simultaneous Localization And Mapping) algorithms in order to determine the absolute position of mobile platforms in their environment and provide navigation routes, gaining flexibility and increase production. Additionally, SICK provides their own ROS (Robot Operating System) drivers to facilitate the implementation of their sensors.”
For 2019, companies were selected from commercial and industrial robotics categories, including component makers, collaborative robotics, autonomous mobile robots, artificial intelligence, healthcare and service robotics, and more.
To see who was listed in the 2019 RBR50 report, please visit: RoboticsBusinessReview.com
SICK is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems, machine vision, encoders and automatic identification products for industrial applications. With more than 1000 patents, SICK continues to lead the industry in new product innovations. The diversity of its product line allows SICK to offer solutions at every phase of production in the logistics, automotive, packaging, electronics, food and beverage, and material handling markets. SICK AG was founded in 1946 and has operations or representation in 65 countries worldwide.