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RoboSavvy’s TUGBOT Autonomous Guided Vehicle stands out compared to other industrial AGVs by having some very unique capabilities. Indoor Outdoor. Ability to pull or carry. Ability to carry high payloads. Configuration comes as standard with safety LIDARs, depth cameras..

The TUGBOT is powered by MOV.AI, a universal software framework for making mobile machines intelligent. MOV.AI provides the TUGBOT with standard ROS features in addition to robust configuration UI, application UI builder, obstacle avoidance, fleet management and “Uber” style applications.

We have partnered with Ground Drone, a robotics software company, and together we are currently working to bring to market several Autonomous Guided Vehicles to be used for material handing, internal logistics and camera motion control for video production. Our long-term goal is to develop a full range of AGVs expanding into other markets including retail, delivery, entertainment, and healthcare.

Our AGVs are powered by MOV.AI, Ground Drone’s universal software framework for making mobile machines intelligent. MOV.AI is an enterprise grade software framework built on top of ROS. ROS is the de-facto standard opensource middleware for robotics with thousands of active contributors. It offers the latest AI, vision and navigation algorithms in addition to supporting hundreds of sensors, cameras and actuators. MOV.AI adds to ROS a modern web UI, app-store like features, cyber-security, fleet management and back-office integration.

Until now, robot manufacturers largely built their own software. As in other markets, separating the making of software and hardware reduces the cost and risks of R&D which ultimately leads to better and more affordable products with faster innovation cycle.

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Improve Facility Safety

You can achieve a safer work environment by letting the robots do the dangerous, tedious and labour-intensive tasks. They come equipped with safety features including an emergency stop switch and laser obstacle detection.

Reduce Labour Costs

RoboSavvy AGVs reduce non value-added labour costs allowing workers to be reassigned to higher-value activities.

No Need to Change your Infrastructure

Localization & navigation are necessary for the robots to know where they are. The AGVs use a combination of cameras, lasers, sensors, environment matching marks, beacons, and GPS to achieve the necessary results without having to change facility infrastructure.

Powered by MOV.AI

Our AGVs are powered by MOV.AI, an automation software framework. The intuitive user interface gives the user the ability to easily create maps, sketch work areas and define paths. Work plans can be created within minutes and can be reconfigured whenever necessary.


The latest addition to RoboSavvy’s AGV line

The TUGBOT has many features that can be implemented in your automated system.


Long Hauls, Cross-Docking, Putaway, End-of-line, Replenishment, Staging/Sortation, Pick Assistance, Parts-to-line and more

Seek and Fetch Navigation Behavior

The TUGBOT navigates within a defined route or work area searching for a payload. When it is identified, the TUGBOT AGV will hook onto a wheeled cart or pallet and transport it to a defined location.

Obstacle Avoidance

TUGBOT automatically detects obstacles and either stops securely or can be configured to reroute around the obstacle. This allows TUGBOT to work within dynamic environments.

Autonomous charging & Fleet management

TUGBOT autonomously navigates and docks into the charging station. A fleet of TUGBOTs can collaborate to perform complex missions. They can interact with external IT systems and legacy machines.

Path planning

TUGBOT can follow a path on a map or memorize and repeat a path. It can follow a person or another TUGBOT.

Tow Hook

The TUGBOT AGV is equipped with a tow hook and it can pull a payload of up to 250 kg

Technical Specifications

Product DetailsCollaborative autonomous mobile platform
2 motorized + 2 castor wheels for low mounted payloads
Pulls any wheeled payload
DimensionsSize: 741 × 640 × 463 mm [LxWxH]
Weight40 kg
Max Pull Force250 kg
Max Speed20 km/h
Max Incline5‎°
Operation EnvironmentIndoor & Outdoor
AttachmentsMechanical tow hook for moving external loads
Battery55V/450Wh Li-Ion
Battery Life6 hours
Battery ChargingDocking Station
Charging Time50% 1 hr, 100% 2.5 hrs
PCMini-itx motherboard with Intel core i5 3.0GHz
120Gb SSD HD
Sensors/Cameras1x Front Lidar – hokuyo UAM-05LP-T301 – Safety compliant
ISO13849-1, IEC61496-1/3
1x Rear Lidar – hokuyo  urg-04lx
1x RGBd camera (front)
1x RGB camera (rear)
LocalizationLocalization options:
3D vision
Infrared depth camera (indoor artificial light condition)
GPS (outdoors)
Visual Markers and Camera
Ultrasonic beacons / laser lighthouse / wifi beacon
Mapping / Path DefinitionAutomatic Mapping – walk through or remote control
Follow-me path planning
Sketch work areas on the map
Path sketching
Navigation BehaviorsFollow object or person
Seek and Fetch
Standard BehaviorsBattery charging behavior
Obstacle behavior
Intersection behavior
SafetyEmergency stop switch
Obstacle detection 360°
Warning light (revolving orange light)
Sound Warnings
RGB Status LEDs
ControlAny tablet web browser (HTML5 interface)
Remote control device
AR Glasses
2x USB

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