Automate 2023 Recap, AI Ethics, and the ‘Receding Horizon’ Problem
May 30, 2023
Automate 2023 featured interesting discussions around the future of AI and robotics, ethical development, and the growing demand for automation, writes ffVC's Oliver Mitchell.
Geek+ Hybrid ‘Pick and Sort’ System Streamlines Retailer NEXT’s Order Processing
May 28, 2023
Geek+ has integrated more than 250 robots of two types to process 16,000 units a day for NEXT's e-commerce business and 540 stores across the U.K. and Northern Ireland.
Locus Robotics Shows Off Heavy Payload Vector and Max at Automate 2023
May 24, 2023
Locus Robotics is showing its heavy-duty and highly maneuverable autonomous mobile robots, as well as its LocusONE platform for warehouses at Automate 2023 in Detroit.
ASTM International Launches New Subcommittee on Legged Robotics
May 18, 2023
ASTM International's new F45.06 Subcommittee on Legged Robot System plans to develop standards for two-legged and four-legged robots for testing and to instill public confidence.
OSARO and Geek+ Partner to Integrate Picking, Mobile, and Storage Automation for Warehouses
May 18, 2023
OSARO and Geek+ said their customers will benefit from the integration of OSARO's picking robots and Geek+'s mobile robots and automated storage and retrieval systems.
Savant WMS and Locus Robotics to Jointly Offer Robots, Warehouse Management Systems to the Midmarket
May 17, 2023
Savant WMS is designed to provide accuracy and efficiency for warehouse managers, and its integration with Locus mobile robots is intended to be affordable for midmarket companies.
Hai Robotics Offers Pilot Systems to Help U.S. Businesses Adopt Automation, Leapfrog Competition
May 12, 2023
Hai Robotics is offering scalable pilots of its automated storage and retrieval systems to help companies start with robots in an affordable, low-risk way amid economic uncertainty.
Otto Group Works With Covariant to Apply AI Robotics to Its Logistics Network
May 10, 2023
Otto Group, which claimed to be one of Europe's largest online retailers, plans to deploy hundreds of robots using Covariant's "brain" in its fulfillment centers.
Real Life Robotics Partners With InDro Robotics to Support Last Mile Robotic Delivery
May 10, 2023
Real Life Robotics, which has developed systems for robotic delivery at scale, has partnered with InDro Robotics to support and scale systems to address labor shortages.
ABB to Demonstrate Next Generation Robots at Automate 2023
May 9, 2023
ABB Robotics is going big at Automate and Automatica, with an expanded line of collaborative robots, rebranded mobile robots, and systems for applications like painting and welding.
OSARO Launches AI Powered Robotic Kitting System for Growing Subscription Market
May 9, 2023
OSARO said its OSARO Robotic Kitting System applies AI and modular hardware to precisely and efficiently pick and place a variety of SKUs for subscription kits.
6 River Systems Handoff a Sign for Mobile Robot Vendors to Demonstrate Value, Say Analysts
May 8, 2023
6 River Systems, which reportedly experienced layoffs around its sale from Shopify to Ocado, is an example of mobile robot suppliers striving to survive current challenges, said investors and analysts.
Planiform ASRS for Garments Boosts Throughput by Factor of 10
May 7, 2023
Planiform has developed automated storage and retrieval systems with Beckhoff to allow industrial laundry services to combine facilities for replenishment and e-commerce.
Ocado to Acquire Fulfilment Robotics Provider 6 River Systems From Shopify
May 4, 2023
Ocado Group said it plans to acquire collaborative mobile robot provider 6 River Systems from Shopify, which is also selling its logistics unit, as the e-commerce industry shifts.
Universal Robots Announces Partnership With Global Technology Integrator Denali
May 2, 2023
Universal Robots said Denali Advanced Integration is now its largest Certified Solution Partner, bringing its collaborative robots to large enterprises worldwide.
WMS, WCS, WES: A Quick Guide to Systems for Managing Warehousing Operations
April 30, 2023
WMS, or a warehouse management system, is just one option for improving warehouse operations by managing existing processes as well as automation. Here are more to consider.
Robotics for the Rest of Us: Automation in Small and Midsize Businesses
April 27, 2023
Small and midsize businesses can now more easily adopt robotics and automation, thanks to technical improvements, the robotics a service model, and services from robot providers.
Fizyr Shows Supply Chain Vision AI Suite at LogiMAT
April 27, 2023
Fizyr, which has partnered with robotics manufacturers and systems integrators to add its vision AI to picking and other applications, showed its product suite at LogiMAT.
Orbbec Releases AI Aided SDK Programming Guide to Help Developers Use ChatGPT for 3D Cameras
April 26, 2023
Orbbec said its AI-Aided SDK Programming Guide for Orbbec 3D cameras simplifies and accelerates software development, enabling developers to converse with ChatGPT in natural language.