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Robotics Advancements Promise Bright Future for Supply Chains Beyond COVID Challenges
While some companies, like e-commerce giant Amazon, are developing their own automation, many others, such as DHL are looking at robots from suppliers including Seegrid.

Parallel Structured Light Can Enable Robots to Sort Parcels in Motion
Automated order fulfillment requires maximum throughput and accuracy, and Photoneo says its Parallel Structured Light 3D scanners can capture fast-moving objects.

Robots Can Help Optimize Material Handling Processes in the Supply Chain
While most warehouses are not yet heavily automated, mobile robots and fleet management software offer several advantages over manual processes, says Meili Robots.

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Robotic Automation Can Create Efficiencies During Critical Peak Season
Despite pandemic-aggravated supply chain and labor challenges, retail and e-commerce are growing, as is the need for quality and flexibility. Robots as a service can help.

New SCARA Robots Offer Speed and Precision for the Next Industrial Revolution
The global market for SCARA robots is growing, driven by the need for higher manufacturing throughput while maintaining quality. These four products offer precision and ease of use.

3 Reasons to Think Twice Before Transitioning to Industry 4.0
Manufacturers have many reasons to automate, but the general manager of Season Group warns that not every process is ready for Industry 4.0 initiatives.

Automation as a Tool to Future-Proof Retail Businesses
Retail automation, which includes everything from inventory management to service robots and mobile robots in warehouses, can help businesses respond to demands for speed and customization.

3 Ways in Which Robots Are Helping the Supply Chain Industry
Collaborative robot arms, automated storage and retrieval systems, and mobile robots can not only improve efficiency, but they can also affect worker safety and morale.

How Robotic Navigation Can Assist Inspection in GPS-Denied Environments
New technologies and techniques, including ultrasonic technology, lidar, and Indoor GPS, can help robots and drones safely navigate in hazardous environments for inspection.

How Can Motion Planning Improve Industrial Robot Operations in Factories?
Both industrial and collaborative robots need energy-efficient and safe motion planning, and new AI approaches and algorithms promise to improve manufacturing automation.

Five Robotics Failures and What Developers Can Learn From Them
Humanoid robots, fruit-picking robots, and the ongoing self-driving car race show that rather than blame luck or overestimate technology, designers can learn from past mistakes.

Farm Robots Could Lead to a Utopian—or Dystopian—Future, Argues Researcher
As farms of all sizes look to adopt automation, robotics developers and policymakers should take a broader view of the potential environmental impacts, says a German scientist.

Closing the Knowledge Gap in Autonomous Mobile Robot Deployments With Equipment
Rather than putting together accessories for autonomous mobile robots yourself, facilities operators can use safer, more economical, and easier to deploy mobile robot equipment.

3 Types of Automation for Successful Warehouse Management
Mobile robots, warehouse management systems, and inventory management systems are key types of warehouse automation. Learn how they can help with successful warehouse management.

How Amazon Integrates Physical and Emerging Digital Technologies With AWS IoT
Amazon's chief technology officer explains how Amazon's robots use AWS IoT for comprehensive device management to scale out and conduct tasks such as induction and palletizing.

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Why the U.S. Infrastructure Bill Must Respond to China’s Investment in High-Tech Manufacturing and Robotics
China has made significant investments in technologies such as robotics, as well as in advanced manufacturing and global trade, so the U.S. needs the infrastructure bill to be competitive.

Logistics, Manufacturing, and Robots: 5 Big Things to Know and Watch
What are some of the key things that are driving the current push for robotics across numerous industries? How will more robotics in our workplaces change the current workforce?

How Amazon Robotics Helps Fill Orders, Create Jobs
From its acquisition of Kiva, now Amazon Robotics, to its construction of fulfillment centers across the U.S., Amazon.com is leading e-commerce and creating jobs.

Disruption vs. Hype: What Is the Reality for Robotics?
Supply chain executives agree that robotics is a source of disruption, but to adopt it, they must get past the hype, says a robotics and AI entrepreneur.

3 Ways to Use High-Payload AMRs in Today’s Short-Staffed Facilities
High-payload autonomous mobile robots, including lift trucks, towers, and pallet stackers, can help manufacturers and warehouse operators be safer and more productive.



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