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Medline Expands Partnership With AutoStore for New Grayslake, Ill. Facility
Medline recently opened a new facility in Grayslake, Ill. that features 135 Autostore robot goods-to-person workstations.

Albert Czech Republic Deploys 40 Autonomous Scrubbers From Tennant With BrainOS
Albert, a unit of Ahold Delhaize, evaluated several cleaning robots before choosing to automate with Tennant's floor-scrubbing system running Brain Corp's platform.

KPI Integrated Solutions Opens First North American Demo Site for New Geek+ Four-Way Shuttle
KPI Integrated Solutions, a combination of Kuecker Logistics Group, Pulse Integration, and QC Software, has set up a demonstration of Geek+'s Four-way Shuttle and X-series mobile robots.

OMRON Opens New Automation Center in Singapore, Uses Open Robotics’ RMF Interoperability Standard
OMRON has turned to Open Robotics' RMF to bring an added layer of interoperability into its centers.

Sarcos Defense Wins $1M U.S. Army Contract for Ammo Handling Robot
Sarcos plans to use the funding to continue testing of an ammunition handling robot designed to be integrated into the U.S. Army’s Extended Range Cannon Artillery system.

MiR to Host Webinar Focused on Replacing Tuggers With AMRs
MiR is hoping to encourage more U.K. customers to turn to automation. In an upcoming webinar, the company will discuss replacing tuggers with mobile robots.

Hyundai Mobis Uses Mobility Technologies to Develop Logistics and Collaborative Robots
Hyundai Mobis, a unit of the Korean automaker dedicated to the future of mobility, is developing mobile collaborative robots for industrial and service applications.

Locus Robotics Raises $117M in Series F Round, Bringing Valuation to Nearly $2B
Locus Robotics said its latest funding will accelerate its industry leadership as it provides autonomous mobile robots to more than 230 sites around the world.

Special Focus Issue
Mobile Robots Address Constant Peak Demand
Mobile robots are becoming more common in warehouses and distribution centers, but operators can gain even more benefits from scalability and collaboration with human workers.

Ottonomy Opts for Multiple Use Cases for Indoor/Outdoor Robots, Including First Mile Deliveries
Ottonomy is testing Ottobot, a mobile robot that can work both indoors and outdoors, for logistics in Oslo, Norway, and in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh's airports.

Bridgestone Begins Testing Soft Robot for Piece Picking at Logistics Sites
Bridgestone is branching out from tires and hoses to rubber actuators for soft robotic grippers in a proof of concept under way at partner warehouses.

Collaborative Automation Can Boost Palletizing Prowess
Collaborative automation can address palletizing challenges by improving throughput and safety for small and midsize enterprises, according to gripper maker OnRobot.

CMU Partners With UC Berkeley for R&D Into Low-Cost Legged Robot
Carnegie Mellon University and the University of California, Berkeley, have developed a new legged robot that can walk upstairs and though terrain using a new training method.

CLEVON 1 Driverless Delivery Vehicle Takes to Public Road in Collect&Go Tests
CLEVON 1, which includes autonomy and teleoperation features, promises sustainable and efficient deliveries. Online retailer Collect&Go is thoroughly testing it in Belgium.

DENSO Increases Efficiency, Boosts Morale With Fleet of MiR250 Mobile Robots
DENSO found that the flexibility, safety and payload of Mobile Industrial Robots' autonomous systems helped the automotive supplier achieve a rapid return on investment.

SparkAI Addresses Artificial Intelligence Shortfalls With Human Cognition
With its human intervention system, SparkAI said it is helping customers like John Deere overcome some of the shortcomings of AI-powered robots and drones.

Webcast: Robotic Piece Picking With Machine Vision
In this Robotics 24/7 Roundtable, viewers can learn about the latest advances and applications for robotic piece picking in multiple industries.

Botrista CEO Says Automation Can Help Rescue Shorthanded Restaurants
Botrista said its DrinkBot offers more sustainable beverage dispensing while freeing scarce staffers for customer service, offering a model for restaurant automation.

TGW Logistics Adds Quba Mobile Robots to Warehouse Automation Product Line
TGW Logistics Group's new Quba line includes mobile robots for the autonomous transport of totes, cartons, and pallets. The company's robots are already in use in Germany.

Cepton Teams Up With Exwayz to Bolster Lidar Development Applications for Mobile Robots
Cepton and Exwayz are taking advantage of each other's technologies as they work to enhance lidar's role in mobile robotic development.



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