Press Release: YuMi makes 24-hour testing a reality for the ATM Industry
Designed to work in harmony with humans, the YuMi robot makes ATM’s more reliable and secure
It takes around thirty seconds for a person to withdraw money from an ATM. These cash-dispensing/receiving devices are found “around the corner” in every city of the world and have made banking simple, intuitive and safe. Every ATM receives new software version /patches at least every six months, but before any new ATM software is released it needs to undergo thorough testing to ensure that it complies with strict global and local specifications for reliability, usability and security.
Payments software provider Abrantix AG commissioned an ABB YuMi robot to automate the testing of Diebold Nixdorf’s ATMs. The Abrantix Test Environment software instructs the intuitive YuMi robot to test out common ATM operations such as inserting cards, punching in PIN codes and withdrawing/inserting money, just like a human. The testing is so exhaustive that the YuMi deliberately makes mistakes like inserting money bound with a paperclip to check the software’s response!
The dual-armed YuMi is a game-changer for ATM software testers as it replaces the manual testing environment that not only required testers to spend hundreds of hours in front of an ATM, but also ran the risk of human error. Automation has increased the speed and quality of the testing process
24-hours-testing becomes real
During the day, developers create new ATM software features that are tested automatically by the YuMi robot at night and feedback is checked the following day. This frees up time for testers to perform more meaningful tasks.
“Previously, the test cycles could become bottle necks and even risks in the critical path of a release. With the new solution, this is much more under control and employees can now focus on improving test cases and procedures or even develop new software features, while YuMi is testing the ATMs,” said Abrantix CEO Daniel Eckstein.
“At Diebold Nixdorf, we believe this testing automation environment created by the innovation leaders Abrantix and ABB combined with our own extensive knowledge in innovative ATM software development and testing has a fantastic potential to massively improve test efficiency and software quality in hundreds of our customers test labs around the world” said Richard Schlauri, MD of Diebold Nixdorf. Switzerland
‘YuMi’, which stands for ‘you and me working together’ was specifically designed by ABB to share tasks with people, with unmatched safety. Safety fences that had earlier consumed a lot of floor space, limited the ability for ATM SW testers to test different ATM models. With YuMi, they are not only assured of the safety of its employees, but also of the high performance of its software.
Abrantix Ltd. are specialists in Payment Software Engineering. The company was founded in 2001 in Zürich, Switzerland as a private and independent company. Abrantix stands out with it’s many years of proven software project experience and it’s in depth knowledge of the payments industry, both on the business and technology side. They are the ideal partners for the implementation of your software project in electronic payments.
The headquarter of Abrantix lies in the heart of Zürich, Switzerland. We have international representations in Newcastle, Australia and Koper, Slovenia. As of today, we have implemented payment projects in over 30 countries and thus take care of efficient, safe and high-quality electronic payment systems around the globe.
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Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD) is a world leader in enabling connected commerce. We automate, digitize and transform the way people bank and shop. Our integrated solutions connect digital and physical channels conveniently, securely and efficiently for millions of consumers every day. As an innovation partner for nearly all of the world’s top 100 financial institutions and a majority of the top 25 global retailers, Diebold Nixdorf delivers unparalleled services and technology that power the daily operations and consumer experience of banks and retailers around the world. The company has a presence in more than 100 countries with approximately 23,000 employees worldwide. Visit www.DieboldNixdorf.com for more information.
ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader with a comprehensive offering for digital industries. With a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB is today a leader in digital industries with four customer-focused, globally leading businesses: Electrification, Industrial Automation, Motion, and Robotics & Discrete Automation, supported by its common ABB Ability™ digital platform. ABB’s market‑leading Power Grids business will be divested to Hitachi in 2020. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees.
ABB Robotics is a pioneer in industrial and collaborative robots and advanced digital services. As one of the world’s leading robotics suppliers, we are active in 53 countries and over 100 locations and have shipped over 400,000 robot solutions for a diverse range of industries and applications. We help our customers to improve flexibility, efficiency, safety and reliability, while moving towards the connected and collaborative factory of the future. www.abb.com/robotics