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Former Swisslog CEO Joins Goods to Person Automation Provider Caja Robotics as Senior Advisor
Caja Robotics, which has developed automation for order fulfillment, has hired Christian Bauer, who has experience in warehouse software and robotics from KUKA and Swisslog.

Sineurope Triples Storage Density, Improves Sustainability With Körber Warehouse Automation
Sineurope, which needed to reduce energy usage and maximize its footprint in its cold-chain seafood facility, invested in automated storage and software from Körber Supply Chain.

HAI Robotics Helps WINIT Boost E-Commerce Fulfillment in U.K. Warehouse
Global warehouse operator WINIT used HAI Robotics' autonomous case-handling robots to help sellers localize its overseas e-commerce businesses and shorten delivery times to end users.

Nimble Robotics Says Its Picking Robots Have Picked More Than 15M Objects
Nimble Robotics says that Fortune 500 retailers are using its picking robots to address record labor shortages and meet rapid growth in e-commerce fulfillment demand.

Walmart and DroneUp Announce Multi-Site Drone Deliveries in Arkansas
Walmart is launching three full-time DroneUp airport "Hubs" for on-demand drone deliveries, with the first operation already running in Farmington, Ark.

Everyday Robots Moves Out of Alphabet X, Reports Progress Toward General Purpose Robot
From cleaning a table and picking up toys to opening doors, everyday tasks are coming within reach of service robots, says Everyday Robots, which is spinning out of X Development.

Flytrex Raises Series C Funding to Expand Rapid Drone Delivery Across the U.S.
Flytrex, which has been testing rapid drone-delivery services in Iceland and North Carolina, has raised funding to scale up its operations and expand across the U.S.

Urbx Logistics and Mitsubishi Electric Automation Collaborate to Enable the Automation of In-Store Picking
Urbx Logistics, which provides automated storage and retrieval systems, is working with Mitsubishi Electric to help retailers optimize their in-store order fulfillment processes.

Berkshire Grey Secures $36M in New Orders, $25M in Repeat Orders
Berkshire Grey has received orders from new and returning customers for its order-fulfillment robots and software, and retailer Bealls is using its automation to speed up replenishment.

Brain Corp Mobile Robot Fleet Covers 100B Square Feet Autonomously
While many companies look for scarce workers, Brain Corp reported that adoption of its AI-powered fleet of mobile robots has grown, particularly in the healthcare market.

Geek+ and GEODIS Optimize Warehouse Logistics With Autonomous Mobile Robots in Hong Kong
Global logistics provider GEODIS is meeting the demands of rapid e-commerce order fulfillment with mobile robots and dense storage at its distribution center in Hong Kong.

Berkshire Grey Robotic Shuttle Product Sortation System Designed to Accelerate Order Fulfillment
Berkshire Grey says its new Robotic Shuttle Product Sortation system can help global retailers, grocers, and logistics providers manage inventory and fulfill orders.

Miso Robotics Unveils Flippy 2 Frying Robot for Restaurants
Miso Robotics, which has raised money through crowdfunding, has incorporated feedback from a pilot at White Castle into Flippy 2, the latest version of its food-frying robot.

FedEx and Neolix Test Autonomous Delivery Vehicle in China
As part of its sustainability and technology innovation efforts, FedEx Express is testing an autonomous delivery vehicle with Neolix this month in China.

Flytrex Expands Drone Delivery Service for Food on Demand to Holly Springs, N.C.
Residents of select North Carolina neighborhoods can now get online retail and food orders delivered by drone through Flytrex and its partners, as service grows with FAA approval.

Starship Technology Begins Robotic Delivery Service at North Carolina A&T
Starship, which has more than 1,000 mobile robots making deliveries on campuses nationwide, will be providing food service at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Webcast: Robots Provide Scalability for Seasonal Demand
Expert panelists in this "Hot Seat" will discuss how robotics and automation can help retailers and supply chains find a "new normal" in the face of accelerated demand.

Amazon Opens New Robotics Manufacturing Facility in Massachusetts
Amazon.com has added a manufacturing facility in Westborough, Mass., to its Amazon Robotics headquarters in North Reading, Mass., saying that it will create jobs as well as robots.

5 Questions With Melonee Wise About New Zebra and Fetch Robots
Melonee Wise, founder of Fetch Robotics, which was recently acquired by Zebra Technologies, explains how three new mobile robots and FetchCore software offer value for warehouse picking.

Miso Robotics Unveils Flippy Wings Robotic Fryer Tested at Buffalo Wild Wings
Miso Robotics has announced Flippy Wings, which is designed to automate the frying of chicken wings at high-volume restaurants and was tested at the Inspire Brands Innovation Center.



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