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How cobots have gained a foothold in reverse logistics operations
Cobots can play a major role in optimizing reverse logistics processes in warehouses, but organizations need to carefully identify their spots in warehouses.

Plus One Robotics reaches 1 billion picks across robot fleet
Plus One Robotics, led by its PickOne AI-powered vision software and Yonder remote supervisor service, eclipsed the 1 billion pick mark across its robot fleet.

MODEX 2024: Yaskawa to demonstrate cobot arms and robotic parcel induction
Robot manufacturer Yaskawa Motoman will evaluate application requirements for visitors at its MODEX 2024 booth, also demonstrating GP12, HC30PL, and HC10 robot arms.

Berkshire Grey’s systems handle hard-to-sort returns
Berkshire Grey VP and Fellow Chris Geyer discussed the unique requirements of loose-item sortation, handling poly bags and increasing job satisfaction in reverse-logistics operations.

MODEX 2024: Soft Robotics partners with Tompkins Solutions, continues expansion into logistics market
Soft Robotics and Tompkins Solutions will deploy mGripAI robot arms to perform high-speed picking, sortation, and packaging for logistics operations.

Anyware Robotics unveils truck-unloading robot arm
Following multiple pilot deployments, Anyware said its Pixmo case-handling robot arm for truck and container unloading will be made commercially available later in 2024.

Manifest 2024: Ocado Group announces deal to provide fulfillment technology to McKesson Canada
Ocado Group secured a deal with healthcare provider McKesson Canada to deploy its Ocado Intelligent Automation automated fulfillment technology at a distribution site.

Manifest 2024: Dexterity and GXO to pilot AI-enabled robots in warehouse
GXO Logistics, Inc. recently announced it is partnering with Dexterity to pilot human-like robots for depalletizing, labeling, and repalletizing packages.

Micropsi, Fraunhofer open lab to study AI-based machine vision use cases
Micropsi will demonstrate its MIRAI machine vision system at ATX West from February 6-9. U.S. companies are invited to submit use cases to a new application lab.

MassTech Collaborative launches new $5M initiative to boost statewide robotics sector
MassTech launched a new $5 million collaborative effort to focus on support for robotics R&D, testing, commercialization and workforce development programs.

Manifest 2024: Robotics, supply chain management and logistics on display in Las Vegas
Robotics, supply chain and logistics professionals are poised for a conference in Las Vegas to discuss industry trends and more.

ABB Robotics, METTLER TOLEDO sign MOU to accelerate global adoption of flexible lab automation
ABB Robotics and METTLER Toledo will integrate ABB robots with METTLER Toledo’s LabX instrument management software to expedite adoption of flexible lab automation.

Niryo Studio software app launch aims to simplify usage of cobots
Niryo announced the launch of its Niryo Studio, a software program that aims to reduce code complexities and user background to enhance usability and functionality of its cobots.

Robust.AI and DHL collaborate to deploy Carter cobots
Pilot testing is underway at a DHL warehouse for Carter, a cart-picking cobot equipped with Robust.AI’s machine learning and AI technology.

Virtual Incision’s spaceMIRA surgical robot to test long-range remote capability on ISS
Virtual Incision sent its spaceMIRA surgical robot to the ISS to test long-range remote capabilities on surgical devices in hopes of greater utilization on Earth in under-served communities.

Pudu Robotics launches KettyBot Pro for personalized customer experience
Pudu Robotics announced its new KettyBot Pro delivery and reception robot with enhanced features like smart trays inspection and a new RGBD camera.

AUTEC, commercial sushi robot provider, launches ASM890A maki-making robot
AUTEC released a new maki-maker and rice cooker robot in early 2024 to continue its rollout in the commercial sushi restaurant industry.

Consumer robot manufacturer iRobot and Amazon halt acquisition
A proposed acquisition of iRobot by Amazon ended after European Commission antitrust regulators blocked the deal in the EU. Amazon will pay the robot vacuum cleaner manufacturer a $94 million termination...

ARM Institute, DoD sign $35.5M continuation agreement
The agreement will provide funding for ARM Institute members’ manufacturing robotics projects, support its national workforce website, and enable new initiatives.

Industrial robotics manufacturer, integrator Acieta acquired by Angeles Equity Partners
Angeles Equity Partners acquisition of industrial robotics manufacturer Acieta sees Angeles gain 67,000 square feet of manufacturing capacity.



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