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Real-time location tracking for mobile robots – with the ROKIT Locator from Bosch Rexroth

The ROKIT Locator by Bosch Rexroth is a laser localization software that reliably determines the position and orientation of a wide range of vehicle types in logistics. It enables real-time location of vehicles such as automated guided vehicles (AGV) and autonomous mobile robots (AMR) in a variety of changing environments. This is made possible by a high-performance algorithm that automatically detects and maps the natural environment using a laser sensor on the vehicle (natural navigation).

Flexibility for your mobile robots

Benefit from the effortless integration of the ROKIT Locator into a wide range of vehicle types like AGVs and AMRs as well as into numerous industries and application areas. Thanks to the modular approach, the localization software is hardware-independent.

Outstanding usability

In a warehouse with manual and automated vehicles, location tracking is the basis for more transparency as well as for optimum material handling and storage processes. The graphical user interface aXessor enables a fast and easy setup. The powerful algorithm ensures reliable operation, so you don't have to worry about locating your automated guided vehicles (AGVs). The laser lacolization software does not require any structural measures to the warehouse infrastructure such as the installation of reflectors. Even changes to the environment are no problem for the ROKIT Locator. The real-time location system automatically detects changes in the environment, continuously updates the digital map and shares it with the entire ROKIT Locator fleet. With the help of the user-centric interface aXessor, you can always keep an eye on your entire fleet.

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Your Benefits

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FLEXIBLE – ONE FOR ALL

  • Suitable for a wide range of vehicle types, industries and application areas
  • Available as software-only solution or as Rexroth ROKIT Locator.Box – ready to use on an extremely compact industrial computer
  • Supports numerous brands and types of laser scanners and industrial computers
  • Flexible laser positioning

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USER-FRIENDLY – INTUITIVE FOR YOU

  • Express mapping
  • No need for infrastructure adaptions or expert knowledge
  • No maintenance of infrastructure required
  • Live mapping software: automatic map updates

Explore the Features of the Rexroth ROKIT Locator

Introduction & use cases

Every first friday of the month we present you one of the features of our ROKIT Locators in detail. Let’s start with a short introduction video.

Express mapping – guided live mapping

No need for infrastructure adaptions or expert knowledge (based on SLAM – simultaneous localization and mapping) – our solution maps your environment with just one click. See in today's Feature Friday how easily our ROKIT Locator detects and maps natural environments.

Initial localization

Our ROKIT Locator is able to locate itself automatically after a change of position.

Robust and reliable localization

Our ROKIT Locator also works for example with vibrations, ramps or in dynamic, industrial environments.

Map update

The real-time location system automatically detects changes in the environment, continuously updates the digital map and shares it with the entire ROKIT Locator fleet.

Masking

The ROKIT Locator hides vehicle contours in sensor data.

View on the laser settings in the graphical user interface

Reference Alignment

Do you want to localize your manual forklifts or mobile robots in an existing coordinate system? No problem – our ROKIT Locator Map can be easily aligned to your existing coordinate system.

Manual map alignment

Adjust your digital warehouse map with offsets and rotations according to your individual needs.

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Wheel odometry fusion

For even more robust real-time localization in special situations such as open spaces, additional sensor sources can optionally be integrated. So if required, the ROKIT Locator can merge the information from the captured laser data with the estimated vehicle movement from the wheel rotations.

Map expansion

Our real-time location system allows users to extend existing ROKIT Locator maps and replace map zones.

Dual Laser

Depending on the application and need, the ROKIT Locator can support up to two lasers. This enhances the robustness of your AGV.

Intuitive graphical user interface

The graphical user interface aXessor makes the real-time location system easy to use: one-click mapping, management and overview of the entire fleet, as well as gamification elements for optimized handling of complex use cases. See for yourself what our graphical user interface can do.

Visual recording

Visual recording supports the commissioning of complex use cases through live mapping.

Auto-calibration

Auto-calibration for even easier commissioning: With this function, the existing sensors can automatically be calibrated to each other.

Real-time diagnostic information

Real-time diagnostic information is visualized for you. In addition, we have extended the feature Event Center notifications to include the ROKIT Locator diagnostic messages.

Extended localization details

Within the live view of our GUI, you get a visual overview of extended localization data and information of the ROKIT Locator algorithm for a better understanding of the parameters.

Rexroth ROKIT Locator.Box – Localization out of the box

Now you have the choice between the software-only solution ROKIT Locator or the ROKIT Locator.Box – ready to use on a compact industrial computer.

Real-time location tracking for forklifts in action
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ROKIT Locator: Software-Only

The ROKIT Locator is the software-only solution portable to different industrial hardware.

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ROKIT Locator.Box: Software + Hardware

The ROKIT Locator.Box is made for a convenient and handy integration of our laser localization software, ROKIT Locator, in your mobile robots. It provides

  • the installed and licensed software ROKIT Locator,
  • a fully supported operating system as well as
  • an industrial-suited, very compact and robust high-performance computer (Pokini F2).

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Release News – Rexroth ROKIT Locator

Get an overview of the ROKIT Locator releases

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    Rexroth ROKIT Locator

    Release 1.0

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    Rexroth ROKIT Locator

    Release 1.1

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    Rexroth ROKIT Locator

    Release 1.2

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    Rexroth ROKIT Locator

    Release 1.3

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    Rexroth ROKIT Locator

    Release 1.4

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    Rexroth ROKIT Locator

    Release 1.5 with aXessor 1.2

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    Rexroth ROKIT Locator

    Release 1.6 with aXessor 1.3

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    Rexroth ROKIT Locator

    Release 1.8 with aXessor 1.8

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On a dark background with an axial gridline there are dots connected by a glowing line.

Rexroth ROKIT Locator

Release 1.0

  • First product version of our award winning laser localization software. Comes with easy integration, an outstanding mapping process and a highly reliable localization.

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On a dark background with an axial gridline there are dots connected by a glowing line.

Rexroth ROKIT Locator

Release 1.1

  • With our new feature Reference Alignment you can now transform the ROKIT Locator map with respect to a given (coordinate) system and easily localize yourself within your desired application (e. g. a warehouse management system).
  • We enhanced our product in many aspects: from improved security, more supported laser scanners up to additional licensing choices (e. g. dongles).

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On a dark background with an axial gridline there are dots connected by a glowing line.

Rexroth ROKIT Locator

Release 1.2

  • New feature: fusion of external wheel odometry for higher robustness in dynamic areas and to handle large, empty areas
  • New feature: provide the full covariance matrix of the localization uncertainty for easy interpretation or fusion in downstream applications
  • Enhanced the precision of the feature Reference Alignment

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On a dark background with an axial gridline there are dots connected by a glowing line.

Rexroth ROKIT Locator

Release 1.3

  • New feature Map Expansion: Use our graphically guided mapping algorithm for extending existing maps – without expert knowledge or interrupting operations. Whether a new corridor, a new hall or a new outdoor area – there are no limits.
  • Obtain the necessary Dongle CmStick/C Basic together with the ROKIT Locator in one order from Bosch Rexroth or via direct sales from WIBU Systems AG.

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On a dark background with an axial gridline there are dots connected by a glowing line.

Rexroth ROKIT Locator

Release 1.4

  • New feature Dual Laser: Enabling the use of two laser scanners for improved robustness in challenging use cases
  • Enhanced localization for small vehicles in narrow, highly repetitive environments

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Rexroth ROKIT Locator

Release 1.5 with aXessor 1.2

  • New beta feature Reflector Integration enables to
    • increase the robustness in defined areas with reflector stripes
    • deploy the ROKIT Locator without structural changes in areas that are often a problem for laser localization technologies
    • realize further fields of application and use cases for the ROKIT Locator

  • Further development of the graphical user interface:
    • Reflectors can be visualized within the point cloud and their parameters can be set.
    • Now also available in Chinese
    • An extension of the Event Center allows faster and clearer access to the processes of the ROKIT components.

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Rexroth ROKIT Locator

Release 1.6 with aXessor 1.3

  • Auto-calibration for easier commissioning: With this function, the existing sensors can automatically be calibrated to each other.
  • Real-time diagnostic information is visualized for you. . In addition, we have extended the feature Event Center notifications to include the ROKIT Locator diagnostic messages.
  • Improvement of the wheel odometry fusion provides more robustness in mapping areas where the environment offers few attributes for localization.
  • Extended localization details: Within the live view of our GUI, you get a visual overview of extended localization data and information of the ROKIT Locator algorithm for a better understanding of the parameters.

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On a dark background with an axial gridline there are dots connected by a glowing line.

Rexroth ROKIT Locator

Release 1.8 with aXessor 1.8

  • Setting of static map zones possible
  • Even more robust localization through a new interface that allows absolute poses of an external sensor, such as a QR code camera, to be integrated into the ROKIT Locator software
  • New module for better monitoring of the entire ROKIT Locator fleet
  • Compatibility check and map distribution between fleet and server simplified
  • Adaptation of the versioning of the user interface aXessor to that of ROKIT Locator 1.8

Release News – Rexroth ROKIT Locator.Box

Get an overview of the ROKIT Locator.Box releases

Release News – Rexroth ROKIT Locator.Box
  • Rexroth ROKIT Locator.Box

    Release 1.0 – including Rexroth ROKIT Locator 1.3

Rexroth ROKIT Locator.Box

Release 1.0 – including Rexroth ROKIT Locator 1.3

  • Provides the installed and licensed software ROKIT Locator, a fully supported operating system as well as an industrial-suited, very compact and robust high-performance computer (Pokini F2) prepared for use on your mobile robot.
  • Passive cooling and use of a SSD disc, high performance to run the ROKIT Locator in very large environments.
  • Perfectly suited for evaluation purposes of the ROKIT Locator in your industrial environment with very small effort on site.

ROKIT News

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Robotics Webcast – Episode 4

Find out why building mobile robots has never been easier with the innovative robotics and automation kit from ROKIT and ctrlX AUTOMATION.

Robotics webcast – Episode 3

Robotics webcast – Episode 3

Get the latest insights on new features of the ROKIT Locator as well as on the development status of the ROKIT Motor and the ROKIT Navigator.

Robotics Webcast – Episode 2

Robotics Webcast – Episode 2

Get the latest news about our Rexroth ROKIT components

“Call the Expert” Podcast – Episode 2

“Call the Expert” Podcast – Episode 2

Our experts talk about the Chinese intralogistics and robotics market as well as the ROKIT Locator

IFOY AWARD for our ROKIT Locator

IFOY AWARD for our ROKIT Locator

Laser localization software awarded in the category “Intralogistics Software”

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“Call the Expert” Podcast – Episode 1

Our experts exchange about the ROKIT Locator and answer your questions

Jörg Heckel (Project Director Intralogistics Robotics at Bosch Rexroth) and Christopher Parlitz (Head of Development Intralogistics Robotics at grow platform GmbH) talk about the Locator

Robotics Webcast – Episode 1

Our experts talk about the ROKIT Locator

Joerg Heckel (Project Director Intralogistics Robotics at Bosch Rexroth), Thomas Fechner (Senior Vice President Product Area New Business at Bosch Rexroth) and Jackson Zhang (Vice President at Geek+ Europe) sign the cooperation agreement regarding the localization software Locator

Bosch Rexroth and Geek+ Join Forces in Robotics

Global developer of innovative logistics robotics solutions partners with Bosch Rexroth localization software

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Interested?

We look forward to answering your questions about Rexroth ROKIT as well as the individual ROKIT components.

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