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Medline Expands Partnership With AutoStore for New Grayslake, Ill. Facility
Medline recently opened a new facility in Grayslake, Ill. that features 135 Autostore robot goods-to-person workstations.

Albert Czech Republic Deploys 40 Autonomous Scrubbers From Tennant With BrainOS
Albert, a unit of Ahold Delhaize, evaluated several cleaning robots before choosing to automate with Tennant's floor-scrubbing system running Brain Corp's platform.

KPI Integrated Solutions Opens First North American Demo Site for New Geek+ Four-Way Shuttle
KPI Integrated Solutions, a combination of Kuecker Logistics Group, Pulse Integration, and QC Software, has set up a demonstration of Geek+'s Four-way Shuttle and X-series mobile robots.

Micropsi’s MIRAI Robot Control System Now Available for FANUC Robots
FANUC has expanded the capabilities of its robots by adopting Micropsi's MIRIA hand-eye coordination system.

Mitsubishi HC Capital America Grows Its Financing of Automation-as-a-Service for the Robotics Industry
Mitsubishi HC Capital America said its automation-as-a-service model helps bundle costs into one monthly payment for robotics businesses and is different from traditional leases.

Monarch Tractor Launches Production of Founder Series MK-V Electric, Driver-Optional Smart Tractor
Monarch Tractor combined electric vehicle technology and autonomy using NVIDIA's Jetson edge AI to process sensor data for a sustainable alternative to diesel agricultural equipment.

OMRON Opens New Automation Center in Singapore, Uses Open Robotics’ RMF Interoperability Standard
OMRON has turned to Open Robotics' RMF to bring an added layer of interoperability into its centers.

Sarcos Defense Wins $1M U.S. Army Contract for Ammo Handling Robot
Sarcos plans to use the funding to continue testing of an ammunition handling robot designed to be integrated into the U.S. Army’s Extended Range Cannon Artillery system.

Charging Robotics to Launch Robotic EV Charging Station Pilot in Q1 2023
Charging Robotics is working with Make My Day to develop an app for its robotic electric vehicle charging stations.

MiR to Host Webinar Focused on Replacing Tuggers With AMRs
MiR is hoping to encourage more U.K. customers to turn to automation. In an upcoming webinar, the company will discuss replacing tuggers with mobile robots.

Sanctuary Cognitive Systems Gets $30M Investment From Canadian Government
The Canadian government wants to be a leader in AI development, as its Strategic Innovation Fund invests in general-purpose robot developer Sanctuary Cognitive Systems.

Comau Provides Welding Robots for Foton Daimler Production of Actros Trucks
Comau has built a robotic welding system that includes vision technology and the flexibility to handle complex model management and produce 50,000 trucks in China.

Mobile Manipulator Performance Standard in Development by ASTM International
Mobile manipulator performance is the subject of a proposed standard from ASTM International's F45 committee intended to aid robot suppliers, integrators, and end users.

After 3 Years of Trials, Winnipeg International Airport to Offer WHILL Autonomous Wheelchairs to Travelers
Winnipeg International Airport has signed off on a two-year agreement enabling passengers with accessibility needs to use WHILL autonomous wheelchairs.

Hyundai Mobis Uses Mobility Technologies to Develop Logistics and Collaborative Robots
Hyundai Mobis, a unit of the Korean automaker dedicated to the future of mobility, is developing mobile collaborative robots for industrial and service applications.

A Response to Luddite Politicians: Drones Can Save Costs and Lives
While some politicians may be speaking out against the use of drones, they are increasingly being used to do jobs that are too dangerous for humans.

Locus Robotics Raises $117M in Series F Round, Bringing Valuation to Nearly $2B
Locus Robotics said its latest funding will accelerate its industry leadership as it provides autonomous mobile robots to more than 230 sites around the world.

Carrefour Deploys Pudu Robotics BellaBot at Poland Retail Stores
Pudu Robotics said its delivery robot has been popular in the Polish market thanks in part to its cute design.

Ottonomy Opts for Multiple Use Cases for Indoor/Outdoor Robots, Including First Mile Deliveries
Ottonomy is testing Ottobot, a mobile robot that can work both indoors and outdoors, for logistics in Oslo, Norway, and in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh's airports.

Automated Machine Systems Turns to Epson Robots to Increase Production of Honda Heat Shield Cover
Automated Machine Systems is taking advantage of an Epson T-Series All-in-One SCARA robot to help it increase production time of a heat shield cover for the 2023 Honda CRV.

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Mobile Robots Address Constant Peak Demand
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Mobile Robots Address Constant Peak Demand
Growing fleets of mobile robots are helping supply chains and omnichannel retail, not just during the holiday rush, but throughout the year.
Motion Control and Vision Advances Drive Collaborative Robot Applications
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Motion Control and Vision Advances Drive Collaborative Robot Applications
Sensing, thinking, and actuation are key robot operations, but motors and AI are expanding what robots can do.

Precision and Automation in Manufacturing
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Precision and Automation in Manufacturing
Industrial automation and machine vision systems offer increasing levels of accuracy, reliability, and flexibility.
Managing Mobile Robot ROI
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Managing Mobile Robot ROI
As fleets of mobile robots grow, how can you guarantee a return on investment?

Webcasts

Webcast: Robotic Piece Picking With Machine Vision
Recording: Dec. 14, 2022 @ 2:00 EST
Webcast: Robotic Piece Picking With Machine Vision

Dexterous manipulation has been particularly challenging for robotics developers and suppliers. Advances in machine vision, machine learning, motion control, and end-of-arm tooling are allowing robots to more accurately pick mixed items in varied orientations.

This has implications for e-commerce order fulfillment, parts inspection, recycling, and other supply chain and manufacturing applications. In this webcast, the expert panelists will discuss how automated piece picking can now meet industry needs.

Date: Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022

Time: 2:00 p.m. EST

 

Webcast: Evaluating Automation for Retail and E-Commerce
Recording: Nov. 2, 2022 @ 2:00 EST
Webcast: Evaluating Automation for Retail and E-Commerce
There is a wide variety of robots for picking, placing, packaging, and more, and this free webcast will help retailers find the best ones.

Webcast: Robotics Accelerates Retail Digitization
Recording: Aug. 30, 2022 @ 3:00 EST
Webcast: Robotics Accelerates Retail Digitization
Robots enable retailers to get more data and new insights into their operations, as well as potentially improve efficiency.


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