Mesut Durukal


Mesut has 15+ years of experience in Industrial Automation, IoT platforms, SaaS/PaaS and Cloud Services, the Defense Industry, Autonomous Mobile Robots, and Embedded and Software applications. Along with having proficiency in CMMI and Scrum & PMP experiences under his belt, he has taken various roles as (Quality Owner, Hiring Manager, and Chapter Lead) in multinational projects. He has expertise in test automation and integration to CI/CD platforms supporting continuous testing. Besides, he has been facilitating test processes and building the test strategy and lifecycle of the projects.

About the Presentation

Testing Autonomous Mobile Robots
Session Speech


Warehouse automation is an evolving market with bleeding technology in place. In an online shopping and delivery world, big companies are investing in developing these systems, where autonomous mobile robots are used to assist human operators to increase efficiency. How can we test such a system? Let’s discuss the challenges and ways to cope with them.

Quality has several aspects. They are important for every product, but especially for the Warehouse Automation systems, even more, since the main idea is increasing efficiency and productivity. Recoverability is also very significant since the whole warehouse operations may be stuck in case of a fatal error.

As far as test automation is taken into consideration, there are several challenges coming into place. There are robots and hardware components like sensors and perception modules, making automation more difficult. On top of that, every customer has a different warehouse, meaning a different configuration. The system should be ensured to be supporting different options like the number of robots moving around, the number of items in the warehouse, the map of the area, and the priority of the orders. The reusability of tests should be maintained to reduce duplication and maintenance efforts.

I will explain how we solved the problem of both automating the challenging test environment and verifying the minimum distance problem in my talk. The audience can expect to have a basic understanding of the warehouse automation systems and see ways to ensure the Performance of a Robotics System.