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Walmart to deploy Fox Robotics autonomous forklifts across four distribution centers
Walmart and Fox Robotics announced a multi-year partnership agreement that will see the retailer deploy 19 FoxBot autonomous forklifts across four high-tech distribution centers.

ABB releases second annual Automotive Manufacturing Outlook Survey results
ABB’s survey highlighted investment in robots for smaller automotive component manufacturers in upstream supply chains, as well as attracting skilled labor to program robots, as industry challenges.

Avidbots announces launch of Kas autonomous cleaning robot
Avidbots announced the release of its Kas autonomous cleaning robot, a new fully autonomous floor scrubber that the company hopes will expand to new markets in robotic cleaning.

ForwardX Robotics introduces Apex C1500-L autonomous forklift
ForwardX Robotics’ new Apex C1500-L autonomous forklift features its “Total Spatial Awareness” module with multi-line lidar and laser radar sensors for safe, accurate operation.

LexxPluss announces mobile robot conveyance demonstration facility
LexxPluss will officially launch its AMR conveyance systems for the U.S market at Automate 2024 in Chicago. The company opened a demonstration facility in Indiana in 2023.

MiR launches AI-enabled MiR1200 pallet jack
Augmenting its fleet of deck-load AMRs, MiR’s new interoperable autonomous pallet jack is guided by NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin module that provides pallet detection.

Teradyne Robotics announces collaboration with NVIDIA
Powered by the NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin AI platform, Universal Robots demonstrated an autonomous inspection system and MiR debuted its new MiR1200 pallet jack.

Gather AI receives $17M Series A-1 funding to expand AI-powered inventory monitoring
Gather AI received a $17M Series A-1 funding for its AI-powered warehouses inventory drones, totaling $34M in funding to scale operations and expand production of its offerings.

Dexory announces first U.S. deployment with DB Schenker
Dexory deployed its AI-powered digital twin platform DexoryView to one of DB Schenker’s sites, which can monitor inventory, environment, and hazards throughout facilities.

ABB opens refitted, state-of-the-art U.S. robotics facility in Michigan
ABB recently opened its new U.S. robotics facility in Michigan, which will support ABB Robotics’ drive to develop and manufacture cutting-edge robotic technology for the Americas.

Tennant announces specifications of its first purpose-built AMR floor scrubber
Tennant Company’s X4 ROVR autonomous floor scrubber is powered by robotic navigation and fleet management systems provider Brain Corp’s BrainOS Robotics Platform.

Scythe Robotics expands commercial landscaping robot production facility
Commercial landscaping robot provider Scythe Robotics expanded its headquarters and manufacturing facility to address its production waitlist and prepare for projected growth.

ABB identifies three major trends for AI and robotics in 2024
ABB identified three major trends for AI in robotics in 2024, focusing on new levels of robotic autonomy, AI robots in new sectos and more opportunities for education and training.

Geekplus, Hy-Tek Intralogistics partner on large e-commerce project
Geekplus and Hy-Tek Intralogistics expanded their partnership with the installation of a Shelf-to-Person system for a rural lifestyle retailer with stores in 49 states.

FANUC America unveils new combined PLC/CNC motion controller
FANUC America Corporation demonstrated its latest combined PLC/CNC motion controller at MODEX 2024, the Power Motion i-MODEL A Plus, in an integrated setup with robot arms and AS/RS.

Boston University celebrates grand opening of Robotics & Autonomous Systems Teaching & Innovation Center
Boston University celebrated the opening of its new Robotics & Autonomous Systems Teaching & Innovation Center on campus in March 2024.

Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas and DLL launch Logisnext Financial Services
Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas will provide its customers with a single point of contact for equipment purchasing and financing of forklifts and AGVs.

Honeywell Intelligrated partners with Berkshire Grey and Tompkins Robotics
Honeywell Intelligrated will provide software, cybersecurity, and integration knowledge to augment Berkshire Grey’s sortation and picking systems as well as Tompkins’ AMRs.

Electric Sheep debuts AI-powered autonomous robot for outdoor environments
Robotics company Electric Sheep has built the first trimming, edging and blowing robot to use AI and large world models to work alongside landscape crews.

MODEX 2024: Cypher Robotics releases Captis AGV for industrial scanning
Cypher Robotics announced a new AGV for industrial scanning called Captis. The company partnered with Indro Robotics, GreyOrange and Ericsson for the new robot.



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