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Buffalo Automation and Future Mobility Network Launch Autonomous Ferry Service in Europe
Buffalo Automation is working with international partners to launch an autonomous robotaxi service that is different from others -- it's a ferry in the Netherlands.

Cansel to Distribute TinySurveyor Mobile Robot in Canada
Cansel, which provides hardware, software, and services to the construction industry, will distribute the TinySurveyor GPS-guided robot designed for precision.

Cognitive Pilot CTO Explains How Autonomy Will Advance Agriculture
Not only can kits enable equipment to be self-driving right away, but they could also change the nature of farming, says Anton Emelyanov, CTO of Cognitive Pilot.

Optimus Ride, Research Partners Get DOE Grant for Autonomous Shuttle Fleet
Clemson University will provide real-world testing of Optimus Ride's autonomous shuttles and provide researchers a chance to study rider behavior and sustainability.

TuSimple Teams Up With Ryder to Expand Autonomous Trucking in Southern U.S.
TuSimple is working with Ryder to identify fleet maintenance facilities that can serve as terminals for its Autonomous Freight Network, enabling self-driving trucks nationwide.

FANUC America, Manufacturing Skill Standards Council to Stack Certifications
FANUC America and the MSSC are streamlining the certification process for production and materials handling operators, which they said could address worker shortages.

inVia Robotics Raises $30M in Series C Funding From Microsoft, Qualcomm, Hitachi
inVia Robotics, which provides warehouse optimization software and mobile robots as a service, plans to use its latest funding to expand its global presence.

Airbiquity and Cyngn Partner to Add Autonomous Material Handling to Existing Vehicle Fleets
Rather than spending money and time replacing fleets with autonomous vehicles, companies can use Airbiquity and Cyngn's technology stack, which includes over-the-air updates.

Covariant Raises $80M Series C for Robotic Manipulation AI
The Covariant Brain, which uses AI to guide picking robots for more flexible manipulation, has already been successfully deployed in verticals such as grocery and parcel.

Cassie Bipedal Robot Produced by OSU and Agility Robotics Runs 5K
Cassie, the two-legged robot developed at Oregon State University and commercialized by Agility Robotics, completed a 5K course untethered with only two stumbles.

Outrider Offers Autonomous Tractor-Trailer Hitching Capability
Outrider, which provides automation for yard trucks, said it is the first company to offer advanced, automated tractor-trailer hitching capabilities.

Ambi Robotics Releases AmbiKit for Multi-Robot Pick-and-Place Kitting
Ambi Robotics' new AmbiKit system uses AI and five pick-and-place robots alongside people for a fast-growing segment of e-commerce kitting -- online subscription boxes.

Carnegie Mellon Works With Apple on Robotic Recycling of Devices
Apple, which already uses robots to disassemble electronics to recover hazardous or valuable materials, is funding research at CMU to better recognize different devices.

Online Grocery Market Continues to Grow, but Automation Complexity a Challenge, Finds Report
From order fulfillment and inventory to cleaning and last-mile delivery, there are many potential applications for robots and drones in e-grocery, says Styleintelligence.

ACE Controls Releases MC75 Miniature Shock Absorber for Robots, Other Tight Spaces
The MC75 shock absorbers are designed to provide high-energy damping in tight installation spaces in industrial manufacturing, materials handling, and robotics applications.

Instacart and Fabric Partner on Automated Fulfillment Initiative for North American Retailers
Instacart, which provides order-fulfillment services in the U.S. and Canada, is adding Fabric's micro-fulfillment technology to its offerings for e-commerce retailers.

Motional, Eversource to Pilot Autonomous Vehicles for Energy Infrastructure Monitoring
In what it described as the first pilot of its kind, Motional has deployed autonomous vehicles to collect infrastructure data for New England utility provider Eversource.

7+ Robots to Watch for During the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games
Toyota and Panasonic have developed robots to provide assistance during the delayed Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. They will also showcase Japan's robot prowess.

Brain Corp CTO Discusses Software Driving Mobile Robot Value, Future Plans
Jon Thomason, chief technology officer of Brain Corp, recently described his goals for the company, which provides autonomy kits for existing industrial equipment.

Alphabet’s X Launches Intrinsic to Make Robot Programming Easier
A team at X, the innovation unit of Alphabet, has spent five and a half years developing tools to make it easier for robots to sense and be used in...

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Automation Spreads in Supply Chains
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Automation Spreads in Supply Chains
As robots multiply in warehouses and other facilities, operators need to know where to start, how to manage them, and what they should expect.
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.

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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.
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