Seegrid Corporation, a manufacturer of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) for material handling applications, and Applied Intuition, a provider of simulation and software tools for autonomous vehicle development, have announced an agreement to collaborate on creating 3D virtual warehouses, factories and distribution centers to accelerate advancements in autonomous technology for the material handling industry.

The partnership will reportedly enable Seegrid to quickly validate product innovations in more environments and use cases across the supply chain than is possible with manual testing.

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“Applied Intuition’s platform simulates a wide range of environments, layering in different conditions to safely pressure test next generation ideas in autonomous vehicle technology," said Peter Ludwig, CTO and co-founder of Applied Intuition. “Manufacturing and distribution facilities are a complex, highly dynamic operational design domain — we’re thrilled to collaborate with industry leader Seegrid to help enable the rapid acceleration of the growing AMR market.”

“Consumer demand and a shrinking labor force are putting pressure on nearly every industry, and in turn, putting pressure on AMRs to effectively and consistently interpret and respond to ever-changing situations,” said Jim Rock, Seegrid’s CEO. “Our customers rely on Seegrid to deliver industry leading automation solutions that can safely ensure productivity — highly advanced simulation during ideation, test and development speeds up our ability to deliver next generation AMRs best equipped to address the unpredictable events in facility workflows.”

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