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Stord Raises Series D Funding, Acquires Fulfillment Works to Widen Cloud-Based Logistics
With Fulfillment Works' facilities and direct-to-consumer experience, Stord said it is building out its supply chain network for high-volume, high-complexity customers in advance of peak season

Warehouses Not Yet Taking Full Advantage of AI, Finds Lucas Systems Study
Lucas Systems recently commissioned a study conducted by Vanson Bourne. It found that warehouse executives are interested in AI and automation but worry about costs.

Argo AI, Ford, and Walmart to Launch Autonomous Vehicle Deliveries in Three Cities
Self-driving vehicle developer Argo AI, automaker Ford, and retailer Walmart said they will address growing demand and learn about last-mile, autonomous deliveries.

DeepRoute.ai Closes $300M Series B Funding, Plans to Scale Urban Logistics and Fleet Operation
DeepRoute.ai, which raised $100 million in addition to the stake that Alibaba acquired last month, plans to grow its urban robotaxi and autonomous truck operations.

Smart Technics to Integrate Scallog Mobile Robots in Newpharma Warehouse
Scallog's goods-to-person robots will be integrated at Newpharma's new distribution center. Scallog is also demonstrating its new Flexytote robot this week at SITL.

Plus Starts Development With Teledyne FLIR to Test Thermal Cameras for Autonomous Trucks
Autonomous truck developer Plus is exploring with defense systems maker Teledyne FLIR to explore if thermal imaging can complement cameras, lidar, and radar for certain conditions.

Robots Deliver in the Last Mile, Giving Retailers and Patrons More Options
Last-mile logistics was once thought of as too complex to automate, but here are three companies that are tackling the problem with robotic delivery serivces.

Top 10 Robotics and Autonomous Vehicle Transactions of August 2021
In August 2021, the total number of deals and their dollar value fell from the previous month, but industrial automation, self-driving cars, and logistics still thrived.

Piaggio Fast Forward Obtains Patent for Self-Driving Cargo Robots
Piaggio Fast Forward has been modeling human behavior to enable its mobile robots to autonomously follow pedestrians in dynamic indoor and outdoor environments.

DHL Express, Dorabot Deploy DHLBot, Which Uses AI to Sort Parcels
DHL Express has deployed with Dorabot an AI-powered robotic arm in Singapore and South Korea. The DHLBot can sort up to 1,000 percels per hour and can increase efficiency by 40%.

GXO Logistics Pilots KNAPP Robotic Arm for Apparel E-Commerce Logistics
In the first test of KNAPP's Pick-it-Easy system for automated pocket induction for apparel, GXO Logistics is piloting robotic picking for a customer in the Netherlands.

stow Group Acquires Raiser Robotics, Creates Warehouse Automation Unit
Belgium-based stow Group is acquiring German startup Raiser Robotics and its automated storage and retrieval system to add to its new warehouse automation group.

9 Robotics and AI Companies Make Futurology List of 101 Silicon Valley Innovators
Silicon Valley is home to hundreds of robotics and AI companies, but here are nine innovators worth watching in autonomous vehicles, dexterous manipulation, and more.

Velodyne Lidar, MOV.AI Team Up to Help Developers of Industrial Mobile Robot Applications
Velodyne Lidar's Puck sensors, plus MOV.AI's ROS-based Robotics Engine Platform, will enable developers to build mobile robots for dynamic environments, say partners.

Gatik Raises Series B Funding, Expands Autonomous Trucking Operations in Texas
Gatik has raised funding to continue developing and expanding its fleets of autonomous box trucks across North America, starting with a new logistics hub in Texas.

Nuro to Build Autonomous Vehicle Testing, Manufacturing Facilities in Nevada
Nuro, which has developed autonomous vehicles for robotic deliveries, is building a factory with BYD North America and taking over part of the Las Vegas Speedway.

Special Focus Issue
Automation for Manufacturing Keeps Evolving
From human-machine interaction to precise motion control, technologies are continuing to improve how robots can help manufacturers of all sizes with a variety of tasks.

Alibaba Group Buys Stake in Autonomous Robotaxi Firm DeepRoute
DeepRoute, which says it is developing "full-stack" autonomous driving, is the latest startup to receive funding from e-commerce company Alibaba, "China's Amazon."

MCRI to Join Plus One Robotics’ Integrator Program to Automate E-Commerce Fulfillment, Warehouse Operations
Motion Controls Robotics Inc., or MCRI, is a certified systems integrator that will offer Plus One Robotics' vision and collaboration systems to its warehouse automation offerings.

Nespresso Pilots Drone Deliveries in Israel With Airwayz, SkylinX, and FlytechIL
In the Tel Aviv-Jaffa corridor in Israel, Nespresso coffee pods will be delivered by drone fleets managed by Airwayz, with airports run by Skylinx and piloting by FlytechIL.



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