Robotics Company Demonstrates Real-World Applications for Distribution Centers and Manufacturing Facilities to Global Media
Pittsburgh — September 24, 2009 — Seegrid Corporation (www.seegrid.com), a robotics company that provides distribution centers and manufacturing facilities with a better way to run their operations, today announced that the company is showcasing its industrial mobile robotics technology to members of the global media during the Group of Twenty Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (G-20) Summit held September 24-25, 2009 in Pittsburgh. Seegrid, in cooperation with the Allegheny Conference on Community Development and the Pittsburgh G-20 Partnership, will host visits from the media and dignitaries to demonstrate Seegrid’s robotics capabilities for real-world business applications.
“Seegrid represents the rebirth of Pittsburgh as a global robotics and technology hub,” said Brad Wyland, Director of Product Strategy, Seegrid Corp. “We are not only showcasing how we drastically reduce operating costs for warehouse managers, but Seegrid also represents the opportunity that many high-tech companies have found in Pittsburgh—the opportunity to draw from the world-renowned academic communities as well as the talent-rich labor force in order to build out the new face of business for this rapidly growing city.”
Seegrid was founded in Pittsburgh in February 2003 as a spinout of Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute, one of the leading robotics education and research organizations in the world. Seegrid's core Industrial Mobile Robotics technology has more than 30 years of innovation and research behind it.
The company's vision-guided robots automate the movement of product, resulting in improved flexibility, reduced operating costs and increased scalability to keep up with the ebb and flow of business variability – key themes during economic slowdowns.
The G-20 Summit is expected to bring approximately 2,000 G-20 delegates, dignitaries and ministers and another 3,000 members of the international media to Pittsburgh this week.
About Seegrid Corporation
Seegrid (www.seegrid.com) brings a new class of affordable industrial mobile robots to the material handling industry that operate reliably and safely in dynamic warehouse, distribution and manufacturing environments. The company’s robots provide AGV-like competence but with greater flexibility at a considerably lower cost. Seegrid's WalkThroughThenWorkTM technology implements quickly, easily and affordably into existing systems and processes. Integrating with WMS process workflow, complying with safety and maintenance procedures, and understanding the investments made in existing businesses, Seegrid is committed to providing the tools needed to make operations better today.