MachineMetrics Raises $20M Series B Funding for Autonomous Manufacturing
June 16, 2021
Teradyne led the round for MachineMetrics, which said it applies Industrial IoT to machine monitoring to help manufacturers create the factory of the future with autonomous systems.
Dusty Robotics Raises $16.5M Series A for Construction Automation
June 15, 2021
Dusty Robotics, whose FieldPrinter robot can rapidly lay out plans following building information models, will use its investment to scale up to meet construction industry demand.
Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas to Offer PowerFleet Telematics System in North American Market
May 28, 2021
The PowerFleet telematics product will be offered as a factory-installed option on all Mitsubishi forklift trucks, Cat lift trucks, and Jungheinrich warehouse vehicles.
Exyn Technologies COO Discusses Drone Autonomy, Ubiquitous Data and Actuation, and Maturity in Mining
May 24, 2021
Exyn Technologies, which provides drone inspections in complex environments, has partnered with Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions and achieved Level 4A autonomy.
Drones, Data, and Robotics as a Service With Near Earth Autonomy
May 23, 2021
Understand user requirements first, and then design systems to deliver valuable drone inspection data, say Near Earth Autonomy executives.
Vargo Agrees to Distribute OPEX Warehouse Automation
May 21, 2021
Material handling systems integrator VARGO is partnering with OPEX Corp., which provides automated storage and retrieval systems and other warehouse automation.
Siemens Switchgear Shanghai Chooses Geek+ Mobile Robots to Improve Storage Efficiency
May 20, 2021
As part of its Industry 4.0 initiative, Siemens Switchgear Shanghai evaluated different automation options before choosing four mobile robot models from Geek+ to reduce storage area.
Raymond Corp. Unveils Intralogistics Portfolio Including Automation
May 18, 2021
Raymond Corp. said its "end-to-endless" intralogistics suite for materials handling includes automated guided vehicles, software, and support services to enable greater visibility and efficiency.
Bright Machines to Raise $435M in SPAC Merger Toward Industrial Automation IPO
May 17, 2021
Bright Machines, which plans to expand thanks to its SPAC merger, said its a modular, software-defined approach provides manufacturers with scalability and easy deployment for flexible automation.
Robot Fleets Grow Demand for Warehouse Management Software, Interoperability Layer
May 14, 2021
As warehouse operators add more robots, they can choose vendor support or third-party software providers. In addition, organizations are working on interoperability standards.
RTI Connext 6.1 Updated to Ease Development, Deployment of Remotely Operated Systems
May 11, 2021
In addition to its support for complex networking environments, new features in Connext 6.1 facilitate the development of any large-scale and heterogeneous distributed system.
Chinese Mobile Robot Startup Youibot Raises $15.5M, Led by SoftBank Ventures Asia
May 7, 2021
Youibot, whose "end-to-end" set of mobile robots and software offerings serve the manufacturing, power, and logistics industries, plans to continue global growth.
How Warehouse Operators Can Find the Right Robotics Fit
April 20, 2021
The market has no lack of robots. To find the right ones for your operation, you need a solid grasp of internal data such as product dimensions, order profiles, and...
Dill Robot From Pickle Designed to Quickly Unjam Trailer Cargo
April 17, 2021
Unloading trailers is a good task for automation, but Pickle Robots realized that it needed people to work with its Dill system for maximum efficiency.
Mobile Robot Success Requires User Trust and Metrics, Explains Seegrid Speaker at ProMat DX
April 12, 2021
Choosing an AMR is only the first step, says Jeff Christensen, vice president of product at Seegrid. Users need to develop confidence and competence, he says.
Veo Robotics Obtains ISO Safety Certification for FreeMove
April 6, 2021
The FreeMove system, which includes purpose-built sensors and software to make industrial robots safer to operate around people, has been certified as Veo partners with more integrators.
Top 10 Robotics and Automation Transactions in Q1 2021
April 5, 2021
From autonomous trucks and aerial drones to mobile robots, companies across robotics and automation obtained funding in the first quarter.
How Robots Can Help COVID-19 Testing, Vaccination Efforts
March 31, 2021
To fight a global pandemic, testing and inoculation need to be done at scale. Robotics developers can apply lessons from different industries.
Robotics Can Boost Business Recovery From COVID-19, Says IFR President
March 30, 2021
Despite challenges from international trade and the COVID-19 pandemic, now is the best time for businesses to adopt automation, says IFR President Milton Guerry.
FourKites and Tive Partner for Integrated Transit Data-Focused Platform
February 22, 2021
Chicago-based FourKites, a provider of real-time tracking and visibility solutions across transportation modes and digital platforms, and Boston-based supply chain visibility services provider Tive announced that they have partnered to...