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Walmart to deploy Fox Robotics autonomous forklifts across four distribution centers
Walmart and Fox Robotics announced a multi-year partnership agreement that will see the retailer deploy 19 FoxBot autonomous forklifts across four high-tech distribution centers.

ABB releases second annual Automotive Manufacturing Outlook Survey results
ABB’s survey highlighted investment in robots for smaller automotive component manufacturers in upstream supply chains, as well as attracting skilled labor to program robots, as industry challenges.

How supervised autonomy keeps robot arms moving
Erik Nieves, CEO of Plus One Robotics, described what degree of freedom Plus One gives to its AI control systems, as well as the types of situations that warrant human...

Avidbots announces launch of Kas autonomous cleaning robot
Avidbots announced the release of its Kas autonomous cleaning robot, a new fully autonomous floor scrubber that the company hopes will expand to new markets in robotic cleaning.

NEXCOM to demonstrate IoT edge computing at Embedded World 2024
IIoT computing provider NEXCOM will showcase its latest AI, edge, and cybersecurity offerings at Embedded World. The company also provides robot controllers and integration gateways.

ForwardX Robotics introduces Apex C1500-L autonomous forklift
ForwardX Robotics’ new Apex C1500-L autonomous forklift features its “Total Spatial Awareness” module with multi-line lidar and laser radar sensors for safe, accurate operation.

IHI licenses OSARO SightWorks perception software to accelerate mixed-case depalletizing
Tokyo-based IHI Logistics & Machinery selected OSARO’s SightWorks perception software and multiple Robotics Depalletizing Systems for its Japanese 3PL operations in warehouses.

LexxPluss announces mobile robot conveyance demonstration facility
LexxPluss will officially launch its AMR conveyance systems for the U.S market at Automate 2024 in Chicago. The company opened a demonstration facility in Indiana in 2023.

Micropsi Industries introduces MIRAI 2, AI-vision software for more reliable, scalable automation
Micropsi Industries introduced its latest generation of its AI-vision software, MIRAI 2, with five new features that aim to make automation more reliable and scalable.

MiR launches AI-enabled MiR1200 pallet jack
Augmenting its fleet of deck-load AMRs, MiR’s new interoperable autonomous pallet jack is guided by NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin module that provides pallet detection.

Teradyne Robotics announces collaboration with NVIDIA
Powered by the NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin AI platform, Universal Robots demonstrated an autonomous inspection system and MiR debuted its new MiR1200 pallet jack.

Robot Era open-sources reinforcement learning framework Humanoid-Gym
Beijing-based Robot Era announced it will open source its reinforcement learning framework, Humanoid-Gym, on GitHub in the hopes of speeding up progress on humanoid robots.

Gather AI receives $17M Series A-1 funding to expand AI-powered inventory monitoring
Gather AI received a $17M Series A-1 funding for its AI-powered warehouses inventory drones, totaling $34M in funding to scale operations and expand production of its offerings.

Dexory announces first U.S. deployment with DB Schenker
Dexory deployed its AI-powered digital twin platform DexoryView to one of DB Schenker’s sites, which can monitor inventory, environment, and hazards throughout facilities.

ABB opens refitted, state-of-the-art U.S. robotics facility in Michigan
ABB recently opened its new U.S. robotics facility in Michigan, which will support ABB Robotics’ drive to develop and manufacture cutting-edge robotic technology for the Americas.

Tennant announces specifications of its first purpose-built AMR floor scrubber
Tennant Company’s X4 ROVR autonomous floor scrubber is powered by robotic navigation and fleet management systems provider Brain Corp’s BrainOS Robotics Platform.

ABB identifies three major trends for AI and robotics in 2024
ABB identified three major trends for AI in robotics in 2024, focusing on new levels of robotic autonomy, AI robots in new sectos and more opportunities for education and training.

Tompkins Solutions and Softeon partner to deliver warehouse orchestration software
Warehouse orchestration software providers Tompkins Solutions and Softeon recently announced a partnership to provide Tompkins’ Cornerstone WES with Softeon’s WMS.

Geekplus, Hy-Tek Intralogistics partner on large e-commerce project
Geekplus and Hy-Tek Intralogistics expanded their partnership with the installation of a Shelf-to-Person system for a rural lifestyle retailer with stores in 49 states.

FANUC America unveils new combined PLC/CNC motion controller
FANUC America Corporation demonstrated its latest combined PLC/CNC motion controller at MODEX 2024, the Power Motion i-MODEL A Plus, in an integrated setup with robot arms and AS/RS.



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