Mission & Vision
The MassRobotics AMR Interoperability Working Group helps improve the use and adoption of autonomous mobile robots.
The group’s mission is to develop standards that will allow organizations to deploy autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) and other automation equipment from multiple vendors and have them work together in the same environment, better realizing the promise of warehouse and factory automation. These standards will allow robots of different types to share status information and operational conventions or “rules of the road” so they can better coexist on a warehouse or factory floor.
The AMR Interoperability Working Group is narrowly focused. It does not address safety standards of AMRs and does not duplicate the efforts of ISO under the TC 299 WG (TS 15066, 18646, etc.), the IEEE RAS (such as 1872-2015 or 1873-2015 or active work 1872.2 and P2751) or the RIA (TR 15.606 or ANSI/RIA 15.06).
The AMR Interoperability Standard 1.0 was released May 18, 2021. You can view the press release here.
You can find documentation needed to implement the standard on GitHub.
Also be sure to read our latest blog post covering the AMR Standard 1.0 which provides background on the development of the standard as well the reasoning behind some of the design choices.