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Mobile Robot offers advanced audio features to enhance safety.

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Press Release Summary:

March 14, 2012 - ADAM (Autonomous Delivery and Manipulation) mobile robot operates safety due to interactive voice messages and vehicle-in-motion jukebox capabilities of ADAM RAP (Reactive Audio Playback). To promote interaction between workers and robots, programmable sound system application plays various sound bites or text-to-speech audio based on particular function robot is undertaking. It meets requirements of vehicle in motion alert systems is mandated by international safety standards.

RMT Robotics Ltd.

635 S. Service Rd, Grimsby, ON, L3M4E8, USA

Original Press Release

RMT Robotics Announces Audio Feature for Its ADAM Mobile Robot

Press release date: March 1, 2012

ADAM RAP (Reactive Audio Playback) enhances safety, flexibility of traditional AGV alert systems

GRIMSBY, Ontario, Canada - RMT RoboticsĀ®, a Cimcorp Oy company, announces ADAM RAP (Reactive Audio Playback), a programmable sound system designed exclusively for the ADAM (Autonomous Delivery and Manipulation) mobile robot (www.adamrobot.com). ADAM RAP enhances the safety and flexibility of autonomous mobile robots through interactive voice messages and a mobile "vehicle in motion" jukebox.

The ADAM RAP application plays various sound bites or text-to-speech audio based on the particular function the robot is undertaking at the time. All AGVs have a standard beeper-based "vehicle in motion" alert system which is mandated by international safety standards. In many operations however, noise proliferation combined with the monotonous beep of vehicles tends to diminish the alertness of workers with constant exposure. ADAM RAP's innovative design promotes a safer work environment and enhances the interaction between workers and robots.

"In developing the ADAM RAP module we not only wanted to create a "vehicle in motion" function to improve safety, but to leverage the power of the platform to enable an effective and unique interactive experience between humans and the mobile robots that they work with every day," said Bill Torrens, Director of Sales & Marketing for RMT Robotics.

To further demonstrate how ADAM safely and efficiently connects people with mobile robots, RMT Robotics will be showcasing ADAM in hall 3 booth #151 at LogiMAT 2012 in Stuttgart, Germany, March 13-15.

About RMT Robotics RMT Robotics (www.rmtrobotics.com), a Cimcorp Oy Company, is a global company that manufactures and integrates turnkey robotic gantry-based order fulfillment and tire handling solutions designed to reduce operating costs and streamline operations.

To extend the flexibility of robotics beyond a fixed workspace, RMT Robotics also manufactures and integrates ADAM(TM), the category-defining intelligent mobile robot. The ADAM system redefines the purpose and function of industrial AGVs by performing intelligent robotic transport of materials in complex, random origin to random destination industrial environments.

Since 1981, RMT Robotics has been recognized around the globe as an innovator in robotic materials handling. RMT helps our customers compete in an increasingly aggressive and price-sensitive global marketplace by providing best-in-class robotic handling solutions.

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