IAM Robotics is a leader in robotic safety, from producing cutting-edge robots to developing robotic safety standard, RIA 15.08. Senior Vice President of Product Management and Operations, Wes Reid, explains Bolt’s safety ensemble, including sensors, e-stops, and direct-drive wheelbase. Bolt™ is definitely a different kind of AMR.

Sensor Technology

Leading Bolt’s sensor suite is 270-degree forward-facing 2D LiDAR safety rated, with 36-foot forward field of view and front- and rear-facing 3D cameras. Each camera has an 18-foot field of view and a nine-foot vertical height. But Bolt also has infrared time of flight sensors on all four corners, each with a 15-foot extension and five foot vertical height. 

Using all these sensors, Bolt combines their data to create one comprehensive 360-degree field of view. If the AMR detects obstacles within that field of view, it slows to a stop or reroutes to avoid collisions. 

Direct-Drive Wheels

Bolt’s direct-drive wheelbase adds a second layer of collision protection. If an obstacle gets in the way and Bolt can’t stop in time, it senses that one-to-one force feedback and stops. Plus, because of this technology, Bolt is easy to move and reposition from a stopped position.


The third element of this safety ensemble is our e-stops. The e-stop system supports six separate e-stop buttons with different configurations—four on the robot and two on the attachment above, or two on the robot and four above. 

Learn How AMRs Can Help Your Facility

Whether you need a solution for a putwall application or a substitute for conveyors—or have a totally different use case in mind—Bolt moves materials faster, longer, and farther. It’s the AMR with the power to do more. Want to learn more about robotic safety and the power of Bolt? Get in touch with our team to learn how AMRs can help you.