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Motor Technology Improvements Make Robots More Capable
Motors are important components for robotic development. Improvements to the technology are making autonomous machines more accurate, efficient, and powerful.

Ally Robotics Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for Affordable Robot Arms for Restaurants, Other Industries
Ally Robotics is raising up to $8.5 million in seed capital and said Miso Robotics plans to use its low-cost, no-code robot arms for its Flippy frying system.

Robot Deliveries Grow as Rising Fuel Prices Squeeze Food Service Industry
Robot deliveries can help restaurants and "ghost kitchens" respond to shifting e-commerce demand and high gas prices, says Coco, which is scaling up its service.

ABB Says New Robotic Depalletizer Can Reduce Logistics Complexity, Improve Efficiency
ABB said its new Robotic Depalletizer uses machine vision and machine learning to quickly master complex depalletizing tasks. It is also designed to work with AMRs and digital twin software.

GreyOrange Closes $110M in Funding for Global Growth of Automated Fulfillment
GreyOrange plans to use its latest capital to grow its engineering and customer-service staff, expanding global installations of its robots and software as a service.

RightHand Robotics to Give RightPick 3 European Debut at LogiMAT 2022
RightHand Robotics, whose RightPick 3 applies AI and a multifunction gripper to pick items without prior models, is expanding its European presence and exhibiting in Stuttgart.

Warehouse Associates Report Improving Working Conditions Amid Labor Shortage, Finds Zebra Study
Zebra Technologies and Azure Knowledge found warehouse associates welcoming to robotics as a retention tool, as operators consider inventory visibility as a differentiator.

RangePlus Installs Geek+ Robotic Picking System at Fulfillment Center to Keep up With Demand
As online orders rise, RangePlus is taking advantage of Geek+’s AMRs and Breath Technologies robotic technology to keep up.

Exotec Announces 3,000th Warehouse Robot, Continues Scaling
Exotec, whose Skypod System includes scalable storage, mobile and shelf-climbing robots, and the Skypicker robotic arm, celebrated its 3,000th France-made robot and continued recruitment.

Flytrex Partners With Jersey Mike’s to Add Subs to Drone Delivery Menu
Jersey Mikes Subs and Flytrex are making food orders including freshly made sandwiches available for mobile ordering and drone delivery in Holly Springs, N.C.

Qualcomm Unveils Next-Gen 5G, Edge AI Systems for Autonomous Mobile Robots and Drones
Qualcomm said its new Qualcomm Robotics RB6 Platform and RB5 AMR Reference Design will bring 5G and edge AI to systems for industrial automation, delivery, urban air mobility, and more.

Vimaan Robotics Comes to Market With End-to-End Inventory System, Amazon Support
Vimaan Robotics emerged from stealth in January 2022 and in April got backing from the Amazon Industrial Innovation Fund. Its CEO explains its inventory value proposition and plans for growth.

Berkshire Grey Partners With Logistex to Deliver Logistics Automation in the U.K.
Berkshire Grey has partnered with Logistex, offering its AI-driven robotics through the U.K.-based systems integrator to help e-commerce operations keep up with shifting demand.

Southie Autonomy Picks Up $2.5M in Seed Funding, Plus $5M in Robot Lease Financing
Southie Autonomy, a resident startup at MassRobotics, has obtained seed funding, as well as financing for its robotics-as-a-service offering, which promises "no-code" robot operations.

Logistics Robots Have Arrived, Finds 2022 Robotics Survey
Logistics automation and warehouse robotics continue to spread apace, found a Peerless Research Group survey around MODEX 2022. It examined areas of interest and barriers to adoption.

Ambi Robotics Returns to Berkeley and Expands Headquarters
Ambi Robotics, which produces AI-driven, parcel-sorting robots, is stepping into a new space as it rapidly expands its customer base and product development.

Berkshire Grey Announces BG FLEX Mobile Robot Platform for Faster Fulfillment
Berkshire Grey's BG FLEX modular platform, which uses AI and mobile robots to accelerate e-commerce order fulfillment and other warehouse operations, is now generally available.

Fulfyld Picks inVia Robotics’ Automated Systems for Faster Order Fulfillment
Fulfyld, a third-party logistics provider, has chosen inVia's PickerWall system, Picker mobile robots, Logic AI-powered warehouse execution software, and Robot Operations Center for support.

Automation Dawns on a New Day for Warehouses and Distribution Centers
Automation is rising to help fulfillment centers meet the challenges of labor shortages, supply chain disruptions, and accelerated customer expectations, but be aware of integration challenges.

Brain Corp Doubles in Europe, to Demonstrate Inventory Scan Tech With Tennant
Brain Corp's new BrainOS-powered Inventory Scan tower accessory will be fitted to Tennant autonomous floor scrubbers and demonstrated at Interclean in Amsterdam.



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