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Robotic Picking and the Beauty of Human Hand-Eye Coordination
The human hand still beats the robot when it comes to picking, but the gap is closing fast... learn how robots are tackling this complex challenge and how close we...

Materials handling clockspeed
Innovation, new business models and new alliances were on display at Promat. It's a whole new world.

DHL Supply Chain to Use Collaborative Robots for Innovative Order Fulfillment Trial
Leveraging Locus Robotics Advanced Navigation, DHL will pilot LocusBots that will automatically learn the most efficient travel routes through a warehouse, to dramatically improve worker efficiency and productivity 2x to ...

Autonomous Trucking Overlooks Skilled Labor Need
Analysts expect automated trucks to proliferate in the next five to ten years, leading to significant job losses in the process, but the problem is the numbers do not clearly...

RightHand Robotics unveils innovative piece-picking solution
RightHand Robotics (Booth S1891) is demonstrating RightPick, a combined hardware and software solution that handles the key task of picking individual items or “piece-picking.”

Knapp integrates vision-guided robotic picking with pocket sorter
A pocket sorter integrated with vision-system guided robotic picking and a streamlined conveyor system were showcased by Kevin Reader, director of business development and marketing at Knapp Logistics Automation (Booth...

Toyota Industries Corporation to Acquire Vanderlande for 1.2 billion euros
Acquisition is intended to strengthen TICO's materials handling business and follows the acquisition of Bastion Solutions.

Fate of Uber and Otto’s Autonomous Vehicles
Google's Waymo autonomous tech lawsuit against Uber and specifically against Anthony Levandowski, a former Waymo employee who left the company to start autonomous truck driving firm Otto, which Uber purchased...

Intelligrated’s Matt Wicks elected to Robotic Industries Association board of directors
Robotics expert brings expertise in high-growth distribution and fulfillment markets.

‘Last Mile’ Solution for Driverless Trucks
Starsky Robotics wants to solve the primary logistical challenge for the trucking industry by taking drivers off the road and target long haul services, which is primarily highway driving with...

A3 announces finalists in Automate Launch Pad Startup Competition
Winner will be announced at Automate 2017 and will recieve $10,000 cash prize.

Robotic Industries Association Report: 2016 breaks robot sales records
Q4 shipments grew 33% from the pervious year, with shipments of 8,825 robots valued at nearly half a billion dollars.

OTTO Motors to Supply Toyota Motor Manufacturing with Flexible Automation
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi will use the OTTO 1500 self-driving vehicle for tire delivery in its assembly plant.

SencorpWhite names Chris Lingamfelter president of White Systems
Initial focus will be industrial storage and retrieval hardware and software business before expanding into integrated systems.

AlixPartners examines automation in manufacturing and logistics management
In a new “manufacturing outlook” report focusing on the automotive and industrial sectors, AlixPartners observes that many of the labor-cost advantages associated with near-shoring may be lost if companies fail...

FedEx Bets on Automation as it Prepares to Fend Off Uber and Amazon
The shipping giant is investing in autonomous trucks, and is interested in delivery robots and an Alexa app.

Other Voices: Building toward the factory of the future from the bottom up
Investments in robotics and automation can start in a single work cell.

Green Business Initiative Number 1: Automation
Going green means to practice certain actions in order to benefit the environment.

AGVs Roll into a New Role
Equipped with new sensors and smart software, automatic guided vehicles are pursuing and eliminating non-value-added movement of goods in warehouses and DCs.

Learn How to Make Smart Sortation Automation Decisions
Making smart automation decisions in today's fast-paced distribution center (DC) environments requires careful evaluation of all variables.



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