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Robotics Case Study

Help GrassAds enhance the wireless communication between its painting robots and control systems for better quality performance in highly congested areas. 

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  • SUPPLIER
  • Lantronix
    Lantronix, Inc. is a global leader of secure communication technologies that simplify remote access, management and control of any electronic device. Their solutions empower businesses to make better decisions based on real-time information, and gain a competitive advantage by generating new revenue streams, improving productivity and increasing efficiency and profitability.
  • INDUSTRIES
  • Equipment & Machinery
  • FUNCTIONS
  • Discrete Manufacturing
  • CONNECTIVITY PROTOCOLS
  • USE CASES
  • Autonomous Robots
    Autonomous robots are intelligent machines capable of performing tasks in the world independently of either direct human control or fixed programming. Examples range from autonomous drones, to industrial production robots, to your robotic vacuum cleaner. They combine expertise from the fields of Artificial Intelligence, robotics, and information science.The autonomous robot must have the ability to perceive its environment, analyze situational data in order to make decisions based on what it perceives, and then modify its actions based on these decisions. For example, the scope of autonomy could include starting, stopping, maneuvering around obstacles, communicating to obstacles, and using appendages to manipulate obstacles. There are few autonomous robots in operation today. Even most sophisticated, dynamic robots such as those used in an automotive factory perform according to static programming. And most autonomous robots are only semi-autonomous and will likely remain so even as more fundamental autonomy becomes technically feasible. For example, the Roomba vacuum cleaner does not move according to a pre-programmed route and can modify its route dynamically as its environment changes. However, it has a very limited degree of freedom that is determined by its programming.
  • CUSTOMER
  • Queensland-based GrassAds Pty Ltd is a mechatronics company that uses robotic technology to deliver affordable creativity in grass advertising. More cost effective and stylized than traditional grass advertising techniques, GrassAds’ technology allows numerous sponsors to inexpensively change logos weekly and offers unlimited options in size and creative content to its clients. The company has developed and proven this patented robotic technology in the Australian market and it is now developing its international capability

  • SOLUTION
  • PremierWave EN takes the complexity out of RF design and networking, allowing OEMs to minimize engineering risk, shorten development time and reduce development cost. 

  • DATA COLLECTED
  • Connectivity Status, Image Resolution, Images Dimension
  • SOLUTION TYPE
  • SOLUTION MATURITY
  • Mature (technology has been on the market for > 5 years)
  • OPERATIONAL IMPACT
  • Impact #1
    [Efficiency Improvement - Operation]
    GrassAds’ upgraded robot can accurately create images of any size or complexity. Customers can now take advantage of new capabilities, such as the ability to frequently change logos or create advertising at racetracks, airports and other hard surface areas.
    Impact #2
    [Product Improvement - Flexibility]
    GrassAds can offer the same grass signage services that it provides to national clients—like NRL, AFL, cricket and rugby unions—to smaller businesses and work at any venue, including stadiums, sports complexes, schools, race tracks and more.
    Impact #3
    [Financial Growth - Market Opportunities]
    GrassAds has been successful in gaining a large market share in Australia within the grass signage industry and has completed high profile work in both the U.K. and the U.S.
  • QUANTITATIVE BENEFIT
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