ML2 AV | Autonomous Vehicles


Compact Autonomous Vehicle with Configurable Payload Handling

The Bastian Solutions ML2 Mini Load AV is a flexible, compact and highly maneuverable option to automate a variety of applications; from warehouse assembly lines to picking and sortation in distribution operations. The ML2 is engineered for maximum uptime and functionality, accommodating a variety of load handling appliance options allowing it to engage loads in a multitude of ways. Its robust controls, software connectivity, zero turn radius, and ability to navigate tight spaces, makes the ML2 a leading solution for medium to small load handling.    

Natural features navigation with LiDAR eliminates the need for additional infrastructure and allows routes and missions to be easily changed on the go. Designed with safety in mind, its Category 3 safety ratings ensure secure operation around pedestrian and forklift traffic.

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How It Works

ml2-agv-automated-vehicle-with-conveyor-topper-400pxThe ML2 Mini Load AV is small in size but can accommodate a wide array of tasks and payload needs. It transports loads to designated stops, pick ups and drop off points. A key feature is the modular payload deck configuration options. The ML2 can be fitted with:

  • Towing pin
  • Powered conveyor
  • Lift table
  • Lift and rotate
  • Retractable tow pin
  • Custom engineered appliances

In addition to being physically flexible, the ML2 is also adaptable. It features full fleet software connectivity and monitoring systems, as well as a robust controls architecture. Equipped with natural features navigation, the ML2 uses LiDAR scanners to identify features in its environment and match them to a virtual map to determine its location and move along its programmed paths to designated pick up and drop off points.

Once the path has been planned, the vehicle’s unique independent drive suspension system maintains consistent traction as it traverses over various floor conditions. Designed with true ZTR (zero turn radius) and bidirectional travel, the ML2 can operate in tight spaces and around existing infrastructure with ease.

Bastian Solutions’ integrated AVs (autonomous vehicles) utilize our proprietary middleware solution to seamlessly connect vehicles from various manufacturers to customers’ enterprise systems. With this pre-packaged software stack, users can orchestrate complex, multi-fleet AV systems, improving interoperability, productivity and adaptability to future operational needs.


Some of the many warehouse applications it can be employed in include:

  • Small lot delivery to line side
  • Pick and place to P&D (pickup and delivery) stands
  • Picking and sortation
  • Assembly line conveyance
  • Custom applications



  • Compact, highly maneuverable size to navigate tight spaces easily
  • Enables 24/7 automated operations
  • 360-degree field of view accurately identifies obstacles
  • Travels at full speed in both forward and backward directions
  • Ideal for both greenfield and brownfield facilities
  • Accommodates various applications with payload deck configurations (AV toppers)
  • Safe operability with other vehicles and employees through CAT 3 safety system


  • Weight Capacity: Up to 200 kg (440 lbs.)
  • Maximum Travel Speed: 1.8 m/s
  • Guidance Method: Natural features navigation via LIDAR
  • Steering Method: Independent drive suspension system with true ZTR (zero turn radius)
  • Power Source: Lithium-ion battery, automatic charging

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Along with all the brands we integrate, we also design, engineer and manufacture best-in-class automated & autonomous vehicles to help our industry leading customers exceed their system’s throughput goals while reducing operational costs.

Designed and engineered with current manufacturing and warehouse applications in mind, the Bastian Solutions’ AV product line introduces a dependable and flexible alternative to conventional material payload transport methods.

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