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Piaggio Fast Forward and Trimble Announce Proof-of-Concept Collaboration

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Piaggio Fast Forward and Trimble Announce Proof-of-Concept Collaboration - Rock to Road


PFFtag™, Piaggio Fast Forward and Trimble Announce Proof-of-Concept

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Piaggio Fast Forward (PFF) and Trimble announced a proof-of-concept collaboration to enable robots and machines to follow humans and other machines in industrial applications.

Together, the companies have integrated a patent-pending PFFtag smart following module prototype developed by Piaggio Fast Forward onto a Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot platform controlled by Trimble’s advanced positioning technology. The companies say this eliminates the need to solely control the robot via joystick. This proof-of-concept is one of the many robots and autonomous vehicles Trimble provides solutions for and could apply to many industries Trimble serves, including construction, mining, agriculture and logistics.

Through PFF’s extensive research and observations of how people navigate the physical world, the company continues to create innovative mobile technology solutions dedicated to improving human efficiency through intuitive collaboration with machines. The Trimble proof-of-concept is a natural iteration of PFF’s technology and business activities.

“We design behaviors that understand people and help automate tasks so you don’t have to build complicated hardware,” said Greg Lynn, PFF’s chief executive officer. “Working with Trimble to boost the process of replacing . . .Read More

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