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Robots Gain Autonomy to Manage and Analyze Embedded Data

ITTIA, a global supplier of embedded relational database software continues offering added value to manufacturers of industrial automation devices and embedded systems. Butler, a new generation of robots from Wasserbauer GmbH, is a line of products embedded with ITTIA DB SQL. ITTIA embedded database software and services enable manufacturers to benefit from existing database skills and experience, and work with greater efficiency and accuracy when building mission-critical embedded systems and devices.

Industrial automation systems, including robotics, are evolving to offer more specialized services and assist with daily activities. Whether a robot is installed at a fixed location or capable of free movement, a tablet computer or similar mobile device is an effective tool to manage and operate the robot. At the same time, autonomous-decision making enables the robot to preform complex actions.

To make intelligent decisions, a robot will collect information from various sensors and build a database to describe its local environment. ITTIA DB SQL is a proven choice for robotic data storage, providing a safe and efficient way to update and query local data on various embedded platforms. With ITTIA DB SQL, data is always available to multiple concurrent tasks and can be easily distributed to other robots and control systems.

When a robot requires human guidance, a web interface or tablet application is a convenient way to issue commands over a wireless connection. For web interfaces, ITTIA DB SQL supports several popular scripting languages, such as Python. For remote applications, database replication allows ITTIA DB SQL to synchronize a robot database directly with Android and other mobile platforms.

Together with its embedded database software and services, ITTIA solutions provide developers the full range of database features and cross-platform capabilities necessary to address real data management challenges for embedded systems and devices.

Customers looking to deploy a low-cost, highly reliable data management infrastructure can save time and money with ITTIA embedded database software products and services. A free evaluation of ITTIA DB SQL is available at the ITTIA DB Evaluation Center. The evaluation kit contains a complete embedded database library, optional server, support for both on-disk and in-memory data management, and SQL tools.

The following clip shows a Butler robot embedded with ITTIA DB SQL in action:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7ogRRdFsNU

About ITTIA

ITTIA is the database that runs mission critical, highly available embedded applications and devices for well-known global companies such as Freescale Semiconductor, Panasonic, Puget Sound Energy, Fresenius, and Boeing. ITTIA DB SQL is a complete data management framework for building powerful applications, offering standards, ease of use, and flexibility to our customers. Benefits of selecting ITTIA's technologies include leading-edge software, comprehensive documentation, scalability, efficiency, exceptional performance, and low total cost of ownership. Learn how ITTIA brings value to its customers by visiting: www.ittia.com

About Wasserbauer

As a pioneer in feeding systems for animal health care improvements, Wasserbauer has become one of the market leaders in this field. Innovation, service, product quality, and perfect functionality have made Wasserbauer products a reputable brand with a strong reputation. Wasserbauer is a pioneer and market leader in feeding robots. More information about Wasserbauer is available at: www.wasserbauer.at