Taipei, 24th Aug. 2022 ― FARobot, the strategic joint venture by Hon Hai Technology Group (“Foxconn”) (TWSE: 2317) and ADLINK Technology Inc (TWSE: 6166) today debuted its “Swarm Autonomy” solution at the Automation Taipei exhibition which is the world's first robotic management platform with cross-brand integrability across IT, OT systems, IoT devices, and factory equipment. “Swarm Autonomy” solution is expected to be introduced into Hon Hai’s Lighthouse Factory Network in the future to optimize the Group's intelligent manufacturing system.
Demand volatility is shaping the new productivity standard, with additional challenges of labor shortage and rising costs, driving manufacturers and logistic operators to seek more flexible and resilient solutions. In two short years, with the strength of Hon Hai’s vast manufacturing data and ADLINK’s cutting-edge communications technology for industrial applications, FARobot has designed a fitted solution for international manufacturers to solve those issues, paving the way to enter the global smart manufacturing and logistics market.
“Robotics is one of FOXCONN Group's "3+3" emerging industries and is our solid foundation for moving toward automated, digitized, and intelligent production,” said James Tu, Chief Investment Officer of FOXCONN and Chairman of FARobot. “FARobot is expected to play an important role in the Group's smart manufacturing system in the future.”
“The Swarm Autonomy solution enables flexible interoperability across limitless robotic fleets running on a universal platform (Swarm Core) with a universal robotic communication technology (Swarm Protocol), enhancing production efficiency and equipment utilization.”, said Ryan Chen, General Manager of FARobot.
The Swarm Core software platform features agile integration, enabling easy deployment and scalability of cross-brand robots and equipment into the existing system and network infrastructures; agile operation, which delivers dynamic configuration, intelligent management, real-time monitoring, and control of robotic fleets and field equipment thanks to robotic knowledge sharing technology; and agile optimization, which dynamically schedules operation tasks to ensure an uninterrupted process flow even in case of unexpected situations.
During the exhibition, FARobot also launched its highly reliable Swarm Mobile Robot (SMR) series designed in compliance with the EN ISO 3691-4 standard. The SMR250 and SMR1000 of 250kg and 1000kg payload respectively support seamless integration with Swarm Core, enabling agile collaboration with factory equipment. It is widely compatible with various sensors and top-modules and ideal for diverse environments and OEM sectors.
FARobot will demonstrate the Swarm Autonomy solution live during Automation Taipei 2022 being held Aug 24-27. Please visit us at TaiNEX2, 1F, P832.