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Doosan Robotics Discusses NINA Cobot, CES 2022, and Growing Service Applications
From prosumer camera work to food and restaurant service, Doosan Robotics is developing collaborative robots for non-manufacturing applications worldwide.

Johnson Controls and Ava Robotics to Show Security Robot, Now Available, at Intersec 2022
The Tycho Security Robot powered by Ava Robotics uses Tyco Illustra cameras from Johnson Controls and is designed to automate and ease facilities management.

Gaumard Scientific to Introduce HAL S5301 Multidisciplinary Patient Simulator
Gaumard Scientific's HAL S5301 is its latest humanoid robot, which can simulate brain injury with sophisticated movement and speech technology for training medical personnel.

Local Motors, Developer of Olli Autonomous Shuttle, Shuts Down
Local Motors, which had developed the Olli autonomous shuttlebus, reportedly shut down this week after successful fundraising rounds and testing last year.

HDS Global Launches Technology Center Using Robots, AI for the Future of E-Commerce
HDS Global says its fully automated Technology Center for e-commerce order fulfillment has attracted investors and industry leaders as it moves toward commercial release.

Geek+ and Körber Digitize and Automate Ariat Apparel Supply Chain
Apparel and footwear brand Ariat International needed to increase throughput at its central warehouse in Texas, so Körber Supply Chain implemented 88 Geek+ mobile robots.

ARM Institute Picks Team to Develop Virtual Reality to Help Manufacturing Workers Get Robot Credentials
The U.S. Department of Defense and the ARM Institute have chosen SimInsights, APT Manufacturing Solutions, and IBL Education to develop virtual reality for assessing robotics skills.

Seegrid Expects Increased Demand for AMRs to Drive More Growth in 2022
Last year, Seegrid added nearly 200 staffers and introduced three mobile robots, new analytics software, and multiple enhancements to its fleet management and performance software.

AutoStore Releases R5+ Bin Handling Robot With Expanded Capabilities to Meet Warehouse Needs
AutoStore said its R5+ bin-handling robot is now available worldwide. The system can now result in larger grids to help warehouse operations stay competitive, it said.

Ouster to Provide 3,000 Lidar Sensors to Vecna Robotics to Meet Demand for Material Handling Automation
Ouster, which provide high-resolution lidar, has agreed to provide its sensors to Vecna Robotics through 2025 as demand continues to grow for warehouse and logistics automation.

Serve Robotics Launches Level 4 Autonomous Robots for Sidewalk Deliveries
With technology from partners including NVIDIA and Ouster, Serve Robotics says its next-generation delivery robots mark a milestone for commercial autonomous vehicles.

BrainOS Mobile App From Brain Corp Gives Operators Remote Access to Robot Fleets
Brain Corp has developed BrainOS Mobile, an app to provide managers and facilities operators a more seamless way to interact with fleets of cleaning robots.

Ricoh, 6 River Systems to Jointly Provide Tech Support to Fulfillment Centers Across the U.S.
From calibration and floor mapping to predictive maintenance, RICOH Service Advantage's nationwide support team will service 6 River Systems' Chuck mobile robots.

Festo Reports Strong Demand for Magswitch E-Series Magnetic Grippers
Festo, which is distributing Magswitch's E-Series magnetic grippers, says their novel design characteristics enable fast and effective gripping of objects without damage.

Nuro Unveils Third-Generation Vehicle; Plans to Scale Autonomous Delivery to Millions
Nuro's third-generation autonomous delivery vehicle includes enhanced safety, storage, and sustainability features, as it expands manufacturing and U.S. deployments.

Berkshire Grey Releases System Designed Specifically for Reverse Logistics
Berkshire Grey's automated Reverse Logistics system is designed to help e-commerce retailers and 3PLs accelerate resale of returns by reducing processing time by up to 25%.

Cogniteam’s Nimbus Supports Cloud-Enabled Robot Deployment With NVIDIA Jetson Edge AI
Cogniteam integrates NVIDIA Isaac GEMs into Nimbus, streamlining robotics from development to deployment using the NVIDIA Jetson platform and ROS support.

Magna International Acquires Optimus Ride Engineering Team
Magna, a major automotive technology supplier, has acquired self-driving shuttle developer Optimus Ride and will add its employees to its driver-assist efforts.

Verity Gets Swiss Government Accreditation for Inventory Drones as Cleantech
Verity, which has developed an inventory tracking system using autonomous indoor drones, has received accreditation and funding from the Swiss government for sustainability.

Aptiv Acquires Wind River From TPG for Edge Software, Connected Devices
Aptiv, which has developed software for connected vehicles, says it will acquire intelligent edge software provider Wind River to enable the software-defined future.

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Logistics Reaches New Levels With Robotics
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Logistics Reaches New Levels With Robotics
The potential is great, but it's best to focus on specific needs first, say suppliers and users.
Automation for Manufacturing Keeps Evolving
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Automation for Manufacturing Keeps Evolving
Industrial automation is rapidly diversifying to augment human workers in any production environment.

AMR 101: Everything You Need to Know About Autonomous Mobile Robots
AMR 101: Everything You Need to Know About Autonomous Mobile Robots
Online sales will only keep growing, which means warehouses need flexible solutions to keep up - this paper will review what you need to know.
7 Reasons Why Warehouse Robots Beat Traditional Automation
7 Reasons Why Warehouse Robots Beat Traditional Automation
The new fulfillment and e-commerce landscape has opened the doors to a new automation solution: Collaborative mobile warehouse robots.

Webcasts

Webcast: Robots Provide Scalability for Seasonal Demand
Recording: Nov. 17, 2021 @ 2:00 EST
Webcast: Robots Provide Scalability for Seasonal Demand

The annual holiday surge had already encouraged retailers and logistics providers to consider automation. Now, the ongoing elevation of e-commerce orders during the pandemic and the need for more resilient supply chains across industries make robotics a requirement for every operation.

Date: November 17, 2021
Time: 02:00 p.m. EDT/11:00 a.m. PDT

This Hot Seat webinar will examine how robots can provide flexibility in the face of such challenges. Expert panelists will discuss the following topics:

  • How robots can augment existing workforces and even help with retention
  • Finding the right combination of different robots, software, and services to scale with demand
  • Lessons learned during the pandemic and applying them to existing and future workflows

Register now for this free webcast, and submit questions now or ask them during the live broadcast.

 

Webcast: Collaborative Robots to Democratize Automation
Recording: Sep. 22, 2021 @ 2:00 EST
Webcast: Collaborative Robots to Democratize Automation
From e-commerce to piece picking, this expert panel will look at the latest capabilities and applications for collaborative robots.

Webcast: Advances in Goods-to-Person Automation
Recording: Jul. 22, 2021 @ 2:00 EST
Webcast: Advances in Goods-to-Person Automation
Panelists in this webinar examined different aspects of goods-to-person automation and how to get the most out of warehouse robots and software.



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