Reliable Robot Operations

Reliable Robot Operations

Reliable Mobile Robot Principles

Instant alerting

If the robot is experiencing an error or has some trouble, the device shall communicate this problem immediately via various communication channels. Imagine a robot is working on a process that no one is watching. After several minutes or even hours, you’ll finally find out that the robot is broken and standing around in the facility (often without any indication of what happened). The source of errors can be manifold. Robots can lose their position on the map, some sensors can break, or something unexpected just happened to the robot.

To overcome these problems different channels of communication can be used. Basic communication tools could be email or SMS. But also channels like Microsoft Teams, Slack, or other collaboration and communication tools are possible. It is crucial to choose the right channel and to define who should get an alert when different problems occur. For some problems, it could be relevant that the operator resets the robot. Other errors may require another employee to come by and help to solve the problem. If you want to include the robot in your daily mission-critical operations, this topic is probably one of the most important ones for you. Also, make sure that procedures are clearly defined when a specific error happens.

Your Checklist
Ask the robot manufacturer if the robot supports instant alerting
Make sure to use the right communication channel for different types of errors

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