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Alert Innovation Leaders Move as Retail, Grocery Automation Business Grows
Alert Innovation, which has applied mobile robots and automated storage to grocery fulfillment, is moving leaders as it begins to scale deployments of its technology.

Artificial Intelligence Technology Solutions to Develop Delivery Robot on Security Platform
Artificial Intelligence Technology Solutions, or AITX, is working on creating a delivery robot based on its ROAMEO platform through its Robotic Assistance Devices unit.

Ottonomy Expands Service Robot Rollout at CVG Airport for Contactless Deliveries
The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, which is a hub for Amazon Air and DHL Express, has collected feedback and expanded trials of Ottonomy's fleet.

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Motional to Provide Robotaxis for Uber Eats to Meal Deliveries
Pursuing a potentially lucrative new market, Motional will provide autonomous robotaxis for Uber Eats' food delivery service starting in 2022 in Santa Monica, Calif.

Restaurant Robots Should Start With Workflow, Says Wings CEO
From food preparation and internal logistics to last-mile delivery, robots can help restaurants of all sizes, but they should break down workflows first, says Haitham Al-Beik, CEO of Wings.

Flytrex Receives FAA Approval to Expand Drone Deliveries to 1 Mile, 10k Homes
Flytrex, which has conducted thousands of drone deliveries of food and other retail goods in North Carolina, plans to use its latest FAA approval to expand its service area.

Symbotic to Take AI Powered Supply Chain Robots Public With SoftBank Partnership
Symbotic, which supplies AI-driven warehouse automation to customers such as Walmart, expects SPAC transaction with SoftBank to help it address $5 billion backlog in orders.

Geek+ and Boreal Upgrade SP Digital’s Supply Chain With Mobile Robots
SP Digital, an e-commerce provider of computing and gaming products in Chile, faced spikes in e-commerce demand. Boreal Technologies implemented Geek+ robots to increase throughput.

Ottonomy Develops Autonomous Robots for Indoor and Outdoor Deliveries
While other delivery robot developers are taking an incremental approach in constrained environments, Ottonomy's CEO says it is focusing on full autonomy and indoor and outdoor operations.

Cimcorp Expands U.S. Office to Increase Warehouse Automation Support
Cimcorp, which offers automation for warehouse, logistics, and distribution centers, says its new U.S. headquarters will offer space for demonstrations, training, and parts.

Robot Delivery Service Coco Expands Capabilities With COCO 1 Built With Segway
Coco says its updated COCO 1 delivery robot has a three-mile range and a larger carrying capacity, enabling it to add groceries to metropolitan-area delivery services.

Nuro and 7-Eleven Launch Commercial Autonomous Delivery Service in California
Nuro credited regulatory approvals from California for enabling it to partner with 7-Eleven to offer autonomous deliveries with its custom Priuses and R2 robots in Mountain View.

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.



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