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AIV Event to Showcase Latest Autonomous Technology

AIV open event

Spring 2018

Autonomous Intelligent Vehicle Demo and Display

Robopod® – the team behind Podconnect® – has announced plans for an exclusive AIV showcase event in Birmingham during Spring 2018.

The event will provide a unique opportunity for key representatives from diverse industry sectors to visit and view the latest Autonomous Intelligent Vehicles at work; showcasing the Enterprise Manager.

Multiple AIV Demonstration

podconnectA series of Podconnect® AIV units have been set aside for the event, enabling the Robopod® team to construct a multiple-AIV setup demonstration, linked in with the enterprise management system to showcase AIVs working collaboratively in a fleet.

The invitation-only event will enable companies to appreciate first hand how a series of AIV units can work together and interface with each other as well as other equipment, as the demonstrations will also include Robopod® reconfigurable automation as well as Tendapod® a reconfigurable tending automation system which can lend itself to a range of tending requirements, such as CMM, machine, grinding machine, non-contact inspection systems and production line tending.

This scale of integrated automation demonstration is bigger than has previously been achievable due to the physical space and amount of equipment involved. The event is being achieved with the support of AIV partner Omron, who are supporting Robopod® with provision of additional AIV equipment. Robopod® is one of just two official Omron partners in the UK and work closely with the company on developing advanced AIV solutions.

The construction of a fuller demonstration means that whether they’re new to AIV or looking to expand their autonomous intelligent vehicle fleet and infrastructure; companies will be able to see how more complex autonomous systems can be put together in order to improve efficiency, accuracy and quality of output. As well as making the workplace more efficient, a larger AIV setup will also show the benefits in terms of improving safety within the workplace, as AIV machines intelligently avoid all obstacles – not just fixed machines and even each other, but also moving obstacles such as humans and trucks.

Even though the demonstration is more complex than has previously been possible, the famously fast setup for RoboPod®Tendapod® and Podconnect® means that the display can be set up and reconfigured surprisingly quickly. Robopod®’s experience is that clients can set up a simple, single Podconnect® Autonomous Intelligent Vehicle unit in an hour.

Exclusive Event Details

The exclusive AIV showcase event is to be scheduled during spring 2018 and is on an invitation-only basis. Robopod® will be inviting companies to book a slot to see the fleet of AIV and enterprise manager in action.


Robopod® is the innovative reconfigurable system with a standardised platform for robotic applications, offering unrivalled performance. Endlessly adaptable to the client’s requirements, the potential uses for Robopod® are ‘only limited by imagination’; making a Robopod® a versatile investment with potential for rapid payback.

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