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Consumer robot manufacturer iRobot and Amazon halt acquisition
January 29, 2024
A proposed acquisition of iRobot by Amazon ended after European Commission antitrust regulators blocked the deal in the EU. Amazon will pay the robot vacuum cleaner manufacturer a $94 million termination...
Amazon Tests Sequoia System and Agility Robotics’ Digit Humanoid for Fulfillment
October 18, 2023
Amazon has rolled out Sequoia, which combines robots to containerize inventory in totes, and it is testing Agility Robotics' Digit humanoid to make fulfillment more efficient.
Kiva Systems Founders Share Company’s Story at Robotics Invest Event in Boston
June 9, 2023
Kiva Systems is considered among the biggest success stories in warehouse robotics. The founders detailed the company's origins and what led to its rise.
Amazon Announces Product-Handling Robot During Event at Massachusetts Robotics Facility
November 11, 2022
Amazon showed off some of its newest systems for materials handling and delivery at its robotics manufacturing facility in Westborough, Mass.
Amazon Robotics Details Development of Proteus Mobile Robot at A3’s AMR and Logistics Week
October 25, 2022
Amazon Robotics' Mikell Taylor outlined the key considerations and design decisions that she and her team thought about when developing the warehouse mobile robot.
A Look at A3’s AMR & Logistics Show Next Week in Boston
October 4, 2022
The Association for Advancing Automation will have quite the presence next week as it will be hosting two robotics events at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.
Amazon to Buy Mechatronics Maker Cloostermans to Expand Warehouse Efforts
September 14, 2022
The Cloostermans agreement comes a month after Amazon said it was purchasing iRobot and several months after it announced it is building its own mobile robot.
Amazon Announces Four New Systems to Ease Ergonomics in Its Warehouses
June 22, 2022
Amazon introduced its first fully autonomous mobile robot 10 years after acquiring Kiva Systems. The company also announced three systems intended to improve warehouse working conditions.
MODEX 2022 Welcomes Back Attendees, as Materials Handling Robotics Cautiously Advances
April 4, 2022
While attendees and robotics exhibitors were plentiful at MODEX 2022, innovations and partnerships raised questions about the management of heterogenous fleets.
Mobile Logistics Robots Take a Starring Role Across Industries
February 13, 2022
A combination of hardware and software improvements, worker shortages, and growing recognition of efficiency and data insights is driving adoption of mobile logistics robots.
Robotics Advancements Promise Bright Future for Supply Chains Beyond COVID Challenges
January 9, 2022
While some companies, like e-commerce giant Amazon, are developing their own automation, many others, such as DHL are looking at robots from suppliers including Seegrid.
Amazon Opens New Robotics Manufacturing Facility in Massachusetts
October 22, 2021
Amazon.com has added a manufacturing facility in Westborough, Mass., to its Amazon Robotics headquarters in North Reading, Mass., saying that it will create jobs as well as robots.
Think of Robots as a Supply Chain Asset
August 2, 2021
Robots are rapidly becoming essential for all kinds of supply chain applications, but managers should understand what's available and anticipate worker concerns.
How Amazon Integrates Physical and Emerging Digital Technologies With AWS IoT
June 30, 2021
Amazon's chief technology officer explains how Amazon's robots use AWS IoT for comprehensive device management to scale out and conduct tasks such as induction and palletizing.
Amazon in Talks to Buy Stake in Autonomous Truck Startup Plus
June 22, 2021
Amazon reportedly has placed an order for 1,000 autonomous driving systems from self-driving truck technology startup Plus and is in talks to buy a stake of as much as 20%.