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Special Focus Issue
Robots enable more efficient reverse logistics
This edition of the Robotics 24/7 Special Focus Issue takes aim at how robots can optimize reverse logistics processes and expedite returns for retail organizations.

MODEX 2024: OSARO to debut robot arm for mixed case depalletization
Piece-picking robot provider OSARO said its new skid-mounted depalletization robot arm equipped with machine vision and AI provides flexible deployment options.

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.

MODEX 2024: Cimcorp to showcase end-to-end fresh food distribution systems
Intralogistics automator Cimcorp said its booth will feature interactive demonstrations and offer opportunities to discuss operational challenges with representatives.

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.

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.

GreyOrange closes on $135M financing for continued growth in warehouse automation
GreyOrange, a leader in the automation AI-driven fulfillment automation market, received a $135 investment from Anthelion Capital to continue its growth in the warehouse fulfillment and retail markets.

Stine Stores Make way for Badger Robots
Multipurpose robots detect out-of-stock products, check for correct product pricing and item location.

Brain Corp and Dane Technologies Expand Partnership to Bring Robotic Inventory Scanning to Retailers
Brain Corp said its next-generation autonomy platform for mobile robots will work with Dane Technologies' retail experience for more efficient operations.

FORTNA and Geek+ Jointly Provide Fulfillment Automation Worldwide
FORTNA and Geek+ are combining their supply chain optimization experience and mobile robots, respectively, in a global partnership.

Finland’s Robotics Industry Specializes in Small Series Production, Finds HowToRobot
Finland has 201 robotics suppliers, largely focused on the country's metals and manufacturing sectors, according to the latest national profile by HowToRobot and the Robotics Society in Finland.

Automation Alters the Path Ahead for Retail Careers
Retail careers will no doubt change because of robotics and automation, write Newcastle Systems CEO John O'Kelly. But it's not a zero-sum game, he notes.

What Are Pick and Place Robots, and How Do They Work?
Pick-and-place robots come in many different forms, from gantries and deltas to robotic arms and cobots. Each has a specific niche within the broader scope of all pick-and-place applications. Read...

Mecalux Launches Robotic Picking System With Siemens AI Technology
Mecalux said its collaborative robot incorporates Siemens' SIMATIC Robot Pick AI technology based on deep learning algorithms to streamline picking.

Agility Robotics Expands Amazon Relationship With Digit Testing
Agility Robotics said tests of its Digit mobile manipulator at Amazon's R&D center will initially move totes and collaborate with people.

Rockwell Automation to Present New Hardware, Software, Services at Automation Fair
Rockwell Automation will show systems including robots from its new OTTO Motors acquisition at Automation Fair 2023.

AutoStore Launches R5 Pro Robot to Boost Space Use in Large Operations
AutoStore said its new R5 Pro Robot frees up space for additional products in the warehouse and improves robotic storage efficiency at a reduced total cost of ownership

Sidework Rebrands From Backbar, Raises Capital to Help Hospitality With Beverage Automation
Sidework said the rebranding marks its shift from being a dispenser manufacturer to being a provider of beverage automation and other technologies.

Theobroma Unleashes JAGUAR Computer for Reliable Mobile Robots
Theobroma said its new JAGUAR SBC-RK3588-AMR single-board computer is designed to support reliable autonomous mobile robot applications.

Amazon Tests Sequoia System and Agility Robotics’ Digit Humanoid for Fulfillment
Amazon has rolled out Sequoia, which combines robots to containerize inventory in totes, and it is testing Agility Robotics' Digit humanoid to make fulfillment more efficient.



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