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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

GEODIS Partners With AHS to Implement Exotec Skypod Automation for E-Commerce Fulfillment
GEODIS, a logistics provider for e-commerce fulfillment, is working with Advanced Handling Systems to deploy Exotec's Skypod system at its new Nashville facility.

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.

Keenon Robotics Raises $200M in Series D Funding for Service Robots
Keenon Robotics plans to use its latest financing, led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2, to develop applications for its mobile service robots and expand into new markets.

Locus Robotics Obtains $50M More Funding for Further Global Expansion
Mobile robot provider Locus Robotics said its latest investment from Tiger Global will help it grow into new markets worldwide, as warehouse demand continues to grow.

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.

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.

Decathlon to Deploy PAL Robotics’ StockBot Across Stores Worldwide
PAL Robotics' StockBot has reduced time spent performing inventory, freeing teammates for customer service. Decathlon is expanding implementations beyond Singapore.

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.

Ossia Receives European, U.K. Regulatory Approval for Cota Wireless Power System
Ossia, which has developed the proprietary Cota system for remote wireless power delivery to specific devices, has obtained regulatory approvals in the U.S., U.K., and Europe.

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.

Korber and Locus Robotics Help Sports Retailer evo Respond to E-Commerce Growth
When lifestyle and sporting goods retailer evo had difficulty keeping up with e-commerce demand, it turned to Körber and Locus Robotics for a rapid picking improvement.

Attabotics Files Patent Infringment Suit Against Urbx Over Robot Shuttles
As the market for automated storage and retrieval systems grows, so too is competition. Attabotics alleges that Urbx's dual-robot system infringes on multiple patents.

Schnuck Markets to Deploy Simbe Tally Inventory Robots Chainwide
Regional grocery chain Schnucks plans to expand its deployment of Simbe Robotics' mobile robots, which use AI and the cloud, to all 111 of its retail locations.

Basil Street Cafe Rolls Out Proprietary Pizza Kiosks Nationwide
Basil Street Café, which is raising funding through a crowdfunding campaign on SeedInvest, has developed automated pizza kitchens that it claims can replicate brick-oven pizza.

Robotic Restaurant Spyce to Join sweetgreen in Automating the Fast-Casual Market
Sweetgreen, which is valued at more than $1 billion, said it has a shared vision for making healthy food more accessible with Boston-based robotic salad and bowl maker Spyce.

Locus Robotics Marks Milestone of Half-Billion Units Picked
Locus Robotics, whose LocusBots work with people to improve picking productivity in warehouses and fulfillment centers, this new level in just 94 days since 400 million picks.

Picnic Makes Robotic Pizza System Commercially Available in the U.S.
The Picnic Pizza System, which is now available through a RaaS model for pre-order from Picnic, is designed to work with existing menus and help make up to 100 pizzas per...

How Can Robots Improve Picking Operations in Warehouses?
Warehouse operators are demanding increasing flexibility, scalability, and throughput, so it's no surprise that robots and software offer to relieve human workers of tedium.

Mobile Robots to Revolutionize Multiple Industries, Reports International Federation of Robotics
As a subset of service robotics, AMRs are advancing and will grow 31% annually in logistics, as well as become applicable in industries beyond logistics, according to the IFR.



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