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Piece-Picking Robots Make Their Mark in Logistics
With order demands increasing, robotics technologies improving, and workforce labor decreasing, warehouse and manufacturing operators have plenty to consider as they start turning to automation. Here are a few best...

Dematic Partners With Google Cloud for Supply Chain Innovation, Management
Dematic is working with Google Cloud to apply AI, machine learning, and modular services to supply chain data, leading to faster, more sustainable, and better-informed decision making.

Apptronik CEO Jeff Cardenas Claims Humanoid Robots Could One Day Offer a Better ROI
Apptronick is working on building robots designed to look like humans. Its CEO said humanoid robots could eventually help alleviate labor shortage concerns and save operators money.

Siemens Xcelerator and NVIDIA Omniverse to Accelerate Digital Twins for Manufacturers
Companies can connect NVIDIA Omniverse and Siemens Xcelerator platforms to enable full-fidelity digital twins and connect software-defined AI systems from edge to cloud

Flexiv Raises $100M in Series B+ to Continue Development of its ‘General Purpose’ Robots
With its so called "general purpose" robots, Flexiv is aiming to be a leader in combining artificial intelligence with robotics.

ABB Survey Finds 70% of U.S. Businesses Looking to Bring Production Closer to Home
ABB's president of robotics and discreate automation shared the survey data during the Select USA Tech Summit.

RE2 Marks Technical Achievement With STARFISH Gripper for the U.S. Navy
RE2 has successfully assembled and lab-tested STARFISH, a gripper with multimodal sensing that is able to grasp a variety of objects underwater. It is designed for explosive ordnance disposal.

Robot Sales Grow by Nearly 30% Worldwide, Reports International Federation of Robotics
After two years of disruptions, sales of industrial robots increased worldwide in 2021, said the IFR. The organization said demand in Asia and Australia grew the most.

8 Interesting Cobot Providers From Around the World
Cobots have become one of the hottest types of robots to hit the automation scene in the past decade. Here is a look at some of the major collaborative robot...

Robust.AI Unveils Software Suite Grace & Hardware Product Carter
Launched three years ago, Robust.AI has just taken the cover off of its new software suit designed to provide robots with better situational awareness. It's also looking for hardware...

Rizon 10 Robot from Flexiv Given ‘Best of the Best’ Award in Red Dot Design Award Competition
Rizon 10's lead designer said winning the award was a dream come true for him and his team, noting they went through countless design iterations to get to the final...

German Robotics Industry Gets More Orders but Faces Supply Chain Disruptions, Reports VDMA
German orders for robots are increasing again after the pandemic disruption, reports the VDMA, but supply chain and labor challenges have persisted.

Amazon Announces Four New Systems to Ease Ergonomics in Its Warehouses
Amazon introduced its first fully autonomous mobile robot 10 years after acquiring Kiva Systems. The company also announced three systems intended to improve warehouse working conditions.

At Automatica 2022, ABB Highlights Flexible Robotic Systems
ABB headed to Germany this week for the Automatica 2022 trade show. It is showcasing a range of its robotic systems, including its GoFA and SWIFTI cobot lines.

ARM Institute Endorses Three Additional Robotics Training Programs
The ARM Institute's Endorsement Program is designed to identify the best educational offerings in the U.S. for robotics careers in manufacturing, and it has named 15 to date.

Advances in AI, Testing, and Hardware Help Gripper Providers, Users Get a Grasp of What’s Possible
Automation companies are increasing their throughput, reducing error rates, and providing integrated systems as more warehouses and facilitates turn to robotics.

Orbbec Announces Three Cameras in Femto Time of Flight Line for 3D Object, Scene Capture
Orbbec has added three cameras to its 3D imaging product portfolio. They are designed to provide a wide optical range, a broad field of view, and color resolution to robotics...

Universal Robots Adds UR20 Cobot With Greater Reach and Payload to Portfolio
Universal Robots unveiled the UR20 at Automatica and said its new collaborative robot arm is big enough to handle European palletizing and numerous other applications.

Danish Robotics Producers to Demonstrate Manufacturing Systems at Automatica
Danish robotics companies will exhibit with the Odense Robotics cluster and on their own, showing how they can serve the demands of the larger German manufacturing industry.

Perception Provides Precision for Mobile, Picking Robots
Perception capabilities are enabling the latest autonomous mobile robots and picking systems to precisely and safely deliver results for supply chain and manufacturing users.



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