Podcast: Say goodbye to robot wranglers at your warehouse, and say hello to virtual command centers

Podcast: Say goodbye to robot wranglers at your warehouse, and say hello to virtual command centers

April 23, 2024
In this episode of Great Question: A Manufacturing Podcast, Michael Bearman from Vecna Robotics explores how to solve robot issues remotely without local intervention.

Michael Bearman is the chief customer and administrative officer and general counsel at Vecna Robotics. The company, based in Massachusetts, specializes in automated material handling, hybrid fulfillment and workflow optimization solutions for manufacturing companies. In his current role, Michael is responsible for managing customer deployments, as well as ensuring the successful adoption of autonomous mobile robots. Michael recently spoke with Smart Industry managing editor Scott Achelpohl about automated warehouses, robot wranglers, virtual command centers, and much more.

Below is an excerpt from the podcast:

SI: Michael, I assume virtual command centers including Vecna’s own Pivotal Command Center (PCC) consist of software solutions with dashboards that track each robot’s operational status and metrics. What are the ins and outs of that solution? What is the workflow like? What else does a virtual command center do?

About the Author

Scott Achelpohl

Scott Achelpohl is the managing editor of Smart Industry. He has spent stints in business-to-business journalism covering U.S. trucking and transportation for FleetOwner, a sister website and magazine of SI’s at Endeavor Business Media, and branches of the U.S. military for Navy League of the United States. He's a graduate of the University of Kansas and the William Allen White School of Journalism with many years of media experience inside and outside B2B journalism.

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