Self-Driving Vehicle Helps GE with Lean Manufacturing

| April 27, 2017

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GE Healthcare has reduced the size of its repair cell stations at its repair operations center by 40%, due to a self-driving vehicle named OTTO.A fleet of OTTOs is used to deliver parts to workstation cells to handle over 2,000 repairs of medical devices weekly at GE’s Healthcare’s 280,000 square foot Repair Operations Center in Milwaukee, Wisc.  OTTO, which was designed for material transport in industrial environments, does not require fixed infrastructure (no beacons, magnetic tape or pre-defined laser paths).  Its provides obstacle detection and avoidance, and dynamically moves through facilities in the most efficient manner to reach the destination point. Each vehicle can operate 24/7 by using opportunity charging technology to autonomously visit its charger for frequent, rapid charges between missions

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