Learn how autonomous robots move in warehouses

Rohma Abbas Last Updated: April 9th, 2018

Solving big problems with robotics is our passion. And we’d like to invite you to be a part of it.

We’re excited to sponsor and host the next meetup of the Boston Autonomous Vehicles group on Thursday, April 26, at our Waltham warehouse. Our co-founder and CTO Chris Cacioppo and Head of Robotics Dan Winkler will be talking about the challenges autonomous robots face in distribution centers, and how we’re solving them with our innovative warehouse robot Chuck. Chris will talk about robotics, computer vision, object detection and simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM). The attendees will also get the chance to meet Chuck.

“Come learn how robots localize themselves using advanced Monte Carlo Localization,” Chris said. “We’ll provide relatable concepts everyone can understand, and then dive deeper into the algorithms.”

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6 River Systems autonomous mobile robot Chuck.

Interested in robotics, curious about working at 6 River Systems or just want to meet Chuck? Come join us. (By the way, we’re hiring.)

Event details and agenda

  • Who: 6 River Systems co-founder and CTO Chris Cacioppo and Head of Robotics Dan Winkler
  • What: Talk titled “Autonomous Vehicles in Distribution Centers”
  • When: Thursday, April 26 from 6-8:30 p.m.
  • How to RSVP: Sign up through the Meetup page
  • Where: 117 Beaver Street, Waltham, MA (GPS will not work well for the address, so please follow the directions here)

Note: We are investigating transportation options from the Cambridge area for those who have difficulty traveling to Waltham. Please specify in your RSVP whether you have a need for this.

Agenda

6 – 6:30 p.m.: Food, refreshments, and networking
6:30- 6:45 p.m.: Announcements and overview
6:45 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.: Talk: Using a planar LiDAR and particles filters for localization in unfavorable environments
7:15 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.: Demo: Meet Chuck, an autonomous bot that assists warehouse workers
8 – 8:30 p.m.: Networking and wrap-up

About the speakers

Chris previously led engineering at Mimio. He holds multiple patents across hardware, firmware, software and design. He is a University Scholar at the University of Connecticut and earned an M.S. in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science at MIT.

Prior to joining 6 River Systems, Dan was the chief technology officer at Mimio. He joined Mimio as one of its first software engineers, and was involved in all facets of the development process at the company, including product research, competitive reviews, user studies, software architecture, technical documentation, user experience and interface design, information technology and management.

More on 6 River Systems

6 River Systems is the new way companies fulfill. Our founders were executives at Kiva Systems, a robotics company that Amazon bought for $775 million in 2012. Our team include Kiva and Amazon alums with decades of automation, software and operations experience. We’ve designed, built and deployed systems with 100,000+ robots in use. No other team in the world has our experience in designing large-scale mobile robotic solutions for warehouses.