Avidbots and Maplesoft collaborate for commercial cleaning systems.
by CM Staff
Avidbots is using Maplesoft’s software to design robots in a virtual simulation environment and test real-world situations without investing resources in physical prototypes.
WATERLOO – Global robotics company Avidbots and engineering software provider Maplesoft are collaborating with a strategic venture focused on autonomous cleaning robot design for commercial customers.
According to Avidbots, warehouses and retail businesses are frequently turning to tech to provide efficient, cost-effective cleaning options for essential commercial cleaning tasks.
To try and meet the demand for reliable cleaning services, Avidbots launched the fully autonomous robot floor cleaner, Neo 2, in 2020. The company has continued to develop and expand the capabilities of its autonomous robotic product line with the launch of the Disinfection Add-On in 2021.
In their latest collaboration with Maplesoft, Avidbots is using Maplesoft’s software to design robots in a virtual simulation environment and test real-world situations without investing resources in physical prototypes.
Using simulation software, mechatronics engineers can rapidly produce different virtual prototypes much faster than building a single physical system. It is also easier to test the performance of a digital model under a variety of operating conditions than to set up multiple testing spaces in a warehouse.
Avidbots says that when the company decided to simulate the capabilities of their robots, they looked to Maplesoft’s MapleSimengineering software to give them digital models with enough realism for their engineers to test a variety of scenarios, features, and components.
“Maplesoft has always provided advanced modelling tools that equip tech companies to design better, stronger machines through simulation. This successful collaboration of Maplesoft and Avidbots demonstrates how Canadian tech companies working together can provide a rich setting for developing new autonomous design concepts and bringing innovative, game-changing products to market faster,” said Chris Harduwar, VP of business development, Maplesoft in a statement.