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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.

Wayve Partners With Ocado Group to Develop Autonomous Global Delivery Globally
The data collected by Ocado's grocery delivery vans outfitted with Wayve's deep learning and camera technology will help the partners overcome last-mile challenges.

Pudu Technology Completes Series C Fundraising for Service Robots
Pudu Robotics, which provides mobile service robots that operate around people in restaurants, hotels, and hospitals, has raised close to $155 million in five months.

GXO Logistics Offers Warehouses Worldwide Contract Services, Automation
Warehouses worldwide are coping with labor shortages and increased demand. GXO Logistics looks at warehouse automation as an ecosystem, says CIO Sandeep Sakharkar.

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.

Warehouse Robotics Revenues to Surpass $51B by 2030, Finds ABI Research
Labor shortages and accelerated e-commerce demand have led warehouse operators to move from evaluation to adoption of systems such as vision-guided picking and mobile robots.

Starship Technologies to Launch Robot Delivery Services at Multiple College Campuses This Fall
Since 2019, Starship's eponymous robots have been delivering food around college campuses. The company is expanding to four new universities, the first in their respective states.

Covariant Raises $80M Series C for Robotic Manipulation AI
The Covariant Brain, which uses AI to guide picking robots for more flexible manipulation, has already been successfully deployed in verticals such as grocery and parcel.

Online Grocery Market Continues to Grow, but Automation Complexity a Challenge, Finds Report
From order fulfillment and inventory to cleaning and last-mile delivery, there are many potential applications for robots and drones in e-grocery, says Styleintelligence.

Instacart and Fabric Partner on Automated Fulfillment Initiative for North American Retailers
Instacart, which provides order-fulfillment services in the U.S. and Canada, is adding Fabric's micro-fulfillment technology to its offerings for e-commerce retailers.

Five Robotics Failures and What Developers Can Learn From Them
Humanoid robots, fruit-picking robots, and the ongoing self-driving car race show that rather than blame luck or overestimate technology, designers can learn from past mistakes.

Grocer Kroger to Expand Distribution Center With KNAPP Automation
Kroger, which has been exploring drone deliveries and other robotics, will add KNAPP robotic shuttles and palletizers, and GEODIS will also deploy KNAPP systems.

How to Get to Hyperlocal Fulfillment, Fast
While micro-fulfillment centers have caught on for grocers, retailers and e-commerce firms are working to quickly establish networks for next-day or two-day fulfillment.

Geek+ Deploys 100 Mobile Robots at Circle K Distribution Center in Hong Kong
Circle K Hong Kong has deployed 100 Geek+ autonomous mobile robots for picking at its distribution center, which serves 300 convenience stores and handles 1 million items daily.

Kroger Partners With Drone Express on Grocery Drone Delivery Pilot
Kroger said it will offer bundles of related grocery products, such as for child care or a picnic, through a drone delivery service it is piloting with Drone Express.



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