Interfleet Software Integration: Building a Bridge Between Robotics Technologies

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Thanks to technological advances, the Robotics Process Automation (RPA) market is growing at a steady pace, empowering companies to implement a wide variety of robotics technologies to their operations.

Meili Robots’s most recent industry report dives deeper into the importance of interoperable solutions in today’s robotics industry, with a strong focus on RPA, cloud-based and on-premise integration approaches, and why interfleet software integration is an essential topic to discuss.

Cloud RPA

With the RPA market expected to grow at a CAGR of 27.7% during the next 8 years, and the ever-growing trend of cloud-based solutions, it is no surprise that businesses find themselves standing before an important choice: cloud-based or on-premise integration?

Whereas on-premise software is known for its local deployment on business’ own computers and servers, cloud-based software is provided remotely by a third-party host. While there are pros and cons to both approaches, it is important to understand the differences and which approach would work best in terms of your business’ individual needs and requirements.

The Importance of Interoperable Solutions

Interoperability has been a hot topic in the robotics industry lately — and with good reason. As robotics operations become more diverse in terms of operating systems and software, it is more important than ever for these different technologies to be able to communicate with each other and function effectively.

As the name suggests, software integration enables businesses to join different stand-alone software (sub)systems in order to create a single, unified system and address/avoid issues related to isolated data. In addition, two-way communication channels between different robotics systems are essential for the secure and reliable operation of diverse robot fleets.

Cloud-Based Fleet Management for Mobile Robots

With their universal fleet management system Meili FMS, Meili Robots helps users of mobile robots to overcome the interoperability issue, enabling them to collate their entire fleet onto one platform — regardless of the brands or types of robots.

Having been built as a cloud-based robotics software, Meili FMS has integrated a number of communication protocols that allow for secure and automated exchange of data. This allows Meili FMS to be deployed and integrated seamlessly into third-party systems.

For further insights into interfleet software integration, please feel free to download the full report for free on Meili Robots’s website. Some of the topics you will find inside the report include:

  • Insights into the robotics and RPA market
  • A deep dive into software integration
  • How cloud and on-premise software integration compare
  • The importance of open-source communication with ROS2
  • A detailed overview of Meili FMS’s communication protocols