Toppan leveraged virtual reality (VR) and computer vision (CV) technologies to develop TransBots, a digital twin solution that makes it possible to centrally manage and control multiple robots of different types.
TransBots links real-world spaces at exhibitions and venues with replica VR spaces in real time and enables centralized management and coordinated control1 of multiple robots.
- Using the TransBots management dashboard, operators can set courses in a VR space for the movement of robots. Robots in the real space estimate their current location and can move autonomously and safely to their destination, avoiding obstacles on their designated courses and speaking to ensure the safety of people in the vicinity.
- Targeting the launch of commercially available services in 2022, Toppan will advance the application of TransBots by conducting pilot testing of telepresence robot services linked to hospital services, such as doctors’ rounds, medical examination, distribution of medication and consultations, and to facility usage, such as meetings and reception services at shared offices.
- With TranBots, regardless of the type of robot, central management and coordinated control of multiple robots is enabled by reflecting the result of the simulation in the VR space in the movement of robots in the real space.