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Rexroth ROKIT Locator – Your flexible localization software for manually driven forklifts

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Real-time location tracking for forklifts

Are you looking for a convenient solution to localize manually driven vehicles such as forklift trucks? With the localization software ROKIT Locator from Bosch Rexroth, the search is over. In a mixed operation with manual and autonomous vehicles, laser localization creates the basis for greater transparency and optimized material handling and warehouse processes. Thanks to the flexible integration options in existing systems, independence from hardware, WMS, ERP and forklift control systems as well as easy commissioning and intuitive use, you can effectively reduce development and application effort as well as the service needs of your end customers with the ROKIT Locator.

Laser-based localization and mapping software

The Rexroth ROKIT Locator is a laser-based software for simultaneous localization of your forklift fleet and mapping of dynamic environments (SLAM). The powerful algorithm uses the information from up to two laser scanners installed on the vehicle to reliably capture and map the natural environment (natural navigation). In addition, the real-time location system (RTLS) detects changes in the environment while driving, automatically updates the digital map of the surroundings and then makes it available to the entire ROKIT Locator fleet (automatic map update). Localization is reliable, robust and accurate to within a centimeter – without the use of reflectors or markers. In special situations such as open spaces, additional sensor data such as wheel rotation (wheel odometry fusion) can be optionally taken into account.

Maximize your forklift fleet efficiency

An indoor and outdoor real-time location system (RTLS) of forklifts and goods is the most important prerequisite for position tracking of a forklift and/or AGV fleet management system (mixed fleet). It enables absolute traceability of the forklift and moved goods such as pallets, wire pallet cages or paper rolls (track & trace) as well as automated order picking and automatic inventories, avoids errors during storage and retrieval, and reduces search efforts. In addition, real-time tracking of forklifts offers potential for cost savings and increased productivity through automated scanning processes and a reduction in empty runs.

Quick and easy setup

Thanks to fast and easy setup and reliable operation of the real-time location tracking and mapping software, you do not have to worry about determining the position of your manual forklifts. Even after a vehicle restart, due to a shift change, for instance, the ROKIT Locator automatically finds the current position in no time. Additionally, the flexible adaptions to changing environments, such as in block and high-bay warehouses, enable automatic map updates for your entire forklift fleet.

  1. Equip or retrofit a forklift with a laser scanner of your choice.
  2. Set up the ROKIT Locator on any forklift easily and quickly using the aXessor user interface.
  3. Connect real-time localization to your forklift guidance system (FGS), warehouse management system (WMS), enterprise resource planning (ERP) or warehouse execution system (WES).
  4. Use the aXessor to visually record a map of the surroundings - immediately all position data is available to the WMS in real time.

Real-time location tracking for forklifts in action

Real-time location tracking for forklifts in action

Features and benefits of the localization software

The graphical user interface aXessor shows the completion of a digital map of the surrounding area, including the time required, kilometers driven and average driving speed.

Express mapping

No infrastructure adjustments or expert knowledge required – map your environment with just one click.

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Initial localization

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

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Automatic 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.

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Reference Alignment

The ROKIT Locator Map can be easily aligned with your existing coordinate system.

The graphical user interface aXessor shows a black rectangle on which structures of a warehouse can be seen. The rear structures are white, the front ones are light blue. This area is described as Zone_1. You can see a blue trajectory that runs through the structures. This trajectory ends in an arrowhead.

Map expansion

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

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Dual laser

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

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Manual map alignment

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

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Masking

The ROKIT Locator makes it possible to hide vehicle contours in the sensor data.

Storage environments can be seen in a three-part image. Some white structures can be seen on the left. "lidar sensor only" is written above them. In the middle, only a few structures can be seen, with "lidar sensor and wheel odoemtry" above them and a gray background with an AGV on the right. Above this it says "comparison to simulated data".

Wheel odometry fusion

In special situations, such as on open spaces, additional sensor sources can be integrated as an option. The recorded laser data can then be merged with the estimated vehicle movement from the wheel rotations, for example.

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Visual recording

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

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Auto-calibration

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

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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.

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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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Maximum flexibility for your forklift trucks

Use the ROKIT Locator according to your needs. It can be used in a variety of vehicle types such as manual forklifts as well as in a wide range of industries and application areas, such as logistics or production. The software is independent from WMS, ERP, and forklift guidance systems, and supports numerous laser scanner types and positions as well as various industrial computers. The ROKIT Locator is released for Linux systems and is delivered via Docker.

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More efficiency in your warehouse

The use of the ROKIT Locator requires no adaptation of the infrastructure. The localization software is easy to put into operation and enables absolute traceability of the forklift and goods in motion (track & trace) as well as automated booking and inventory processes and helps to reduce errors during storage and retrieval. In addition, forklift tracking offers potential for cost savings and increased productivity through automated scanning processes and a reduction in empty runs.

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High degree of usability

The user interface aXessor provides central access to the ROKIT Locator. It ensures quick and easy commissioning of the localization software and enables simple, efficient fleet administration. Diagnostic and localization information is visualized for you in real time. With just a few clicks, you can map your environment and expand or replace your maps. The ROKIT Locator Map can be easily aligned with your existing coordinate system.

Release News: Always up to date

The ROKIT Locator is constantly being developed for you with the help of your feedback. Here you will find an overview of the progress and new functions of our localization software and the graphical user interface aXessor.

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

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

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

ROKIT Locator.Box – Localization out of the box

Now you have the choice between the pure software solution ROKIT Locator or the ROKIT Locator.Box – ready for use on a compact industrial computer. The ROKIT Locator.Box is designed for convenient and practical integration of our laser localization software into your mobile robots. It consists of a pre-installed and licensed ROKIT Locator software, a fully supported operating system and an industrial-grade, very compact and robust high-performance industrial PC (Pokini F2).

Real-time location tracking for forklifts in action

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ROKIT News

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Robotics webcast – Episode 3

Robotics webcast – Episode 3

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Robotics Webcast – Episode 2

Robotics Webcast – Episode 2

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“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

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Robotics Webcast – Episode 1

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