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Fleet Manager is NOT suitable to be part of a safety system. Robots are independently responsible for their safe interaction with hardware and humans and the central management system is responsible for site automation safety co-ordination. Use of Fleet Manager as a central management system is only possible if there is no safety implication for that role.

Fleet Manager manages the work performed in your facility by automatically assigning Jobs to your fleet of OTTO self-driving vehicles (SDVs).

A Job is like a work order that tells an OTTO SDV what needs to be done. A typical Job in Fleet Manager might look something like this:

PlacesPlace APlace B


StepsExample: Move → Marker XExample: Lift → RaiseExample: Move → Marker YExample: Lift → Lower
→ Time →

Before Fleet Manager can begin assigning Jobs, you first need to configure a Map that captures the physical and virtual layout of your facility and define how and where you want the work to be performed by configuring Job components: Places, Tasks, and Steps - just as in the example above.

This article and the diagram on the right will introduce you to the concept of the Job within OTTO and instruct you on putting OTTO to work from Map Creation through to Job Templates.


A Job is the typical unit of work within the managed system and is the sum total of one or more Places, Tasks, and Steps.


A Place contains all of the Tasks and Steps that define how an OTTO SDV works or navigates within a facility. Places exist to enforce the concept of ownership. When a vehicle begins performing a Task associated with a Place, it claims ownership of the Place and Fleet Manager will not allow other vehicles to begin work at that Place until ownership is relinquished.

When configuring workflow for your fleet, it can be easy to lose track of which component belongs with which Place. We recommend creating one Place at a time to help alleviate confusion.

Places are considered to be part of the Map; therefore, any changes made to them must be published in order to take effect. See Publishing Maps for more detail.


Tasks are sequences of steps within a Place.


A Step is the simplest form of action that an OTTO SDV can perform. They provide important details such as Marker locations and appliance instructions, ensuring OTTO SDVs interact with your system exactly as desired. The most common step type is a Marker Move Step that instructs an OTTO SDV to move to a specified marker.

See Steps for more detail.