A vest that protects people from self-driving robots
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Robotic Tech Vest is a vest to make a person’s work safer when they have robotic colleagues. The new Amazon concept is designed to prevent accidents at work.
The item resembles a pair of suspenders attached to an electronic utility belt. Built-in sensors enable robots to detect obstacles and manoeuvre between them. Also, autonomous vehicles – that recognise human on their way – will reduce speed. Until now, to avoid a collision with robots, each employee had to mark their location in the system manually.
“The Robotic Tech Vest is really more like a pair of suspenders attached to an electronic utility belt. The Amazon Robotics-designed product was created to keep workers safe when they need to enter a space in order to fix a robotic system.”https://t.co/Rw0arRZBDy
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– In the past, employees marked the boundary of the area in which they worked. They did it so that the robotic system for route planning could provide vehicles a route that they could use smartly – Brad Porter, vice president of Amazon Robotics explains in an interview with the portal techcrunch.com.
– The vest allows robots to detect a person from a larger distance and wisely update their journey plan to avoid problems – adds Porter.