Seegrid Corporation Among Technology Standouts Highlighted During G-20 Summit
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Robotics Company Demonstrates Real-World Applications for Distribution Centers and Manufacturing Facilities to Global Media
Pittsburgh, PA, September 24, 2009—Seegrid Corporation, 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.
Founded in 2003, based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Seegrid Corporation brings robotic vision-guided technology to the material handling industry. With more than 30 years of innovation and research by the leading robotic scientists, engineers, programmers and logistics practitioners worldwide, Seegrid’s exclusive Robotic Industrial Trucks are revolutionizing the movement of materials in manufacturing and distribution environments. Seegrid’s technology transforms industrial vehicles into un-manned, automated pallet trucks, tow tractors, and forklifts that operate without the need for wire, tape, laser or other costly automated guided vehicle (AGV) guidance systems. Seegrid offers solutions that optimize workflow processes by increasing productivity and reducing costs, creating economic and operational advantages.