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Applied Intuition to Acquire Embark Technology to Enhance Autonomous Vehicle Portfolio
May 30, 2023
Applied Intuition said it expects to integrate Embark's autonomous truck technology into its own self-driving vehicle suite and address customers' specific pain points.
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.
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.
VettaFi Acquires ROBO Global Index Suite
April 6, 2023
VettaFi, a data and analytics firm serving asset managers and investors, said its acquisition of the ROBO Global suite will bring its indexing portfolio to more than $17 billion.
Piab Group Acquires COVAL, IB to Extend Materials Handling Reach
March 30, 2023
Piab, which provides robotic grippers, is adding COVAL's vacuum automation systems and IB Verfahrens- und Anlagentechnik's bulk materials conveyance to its offerings.
Berkshire Grey Agrees to Merge With SoftBank Group and Go Private
March 29, 2023
Berkshire Grey, a provider of AI and robotics for supply chain and logistics operations, said it expects the merger with SoftBank to close in the third quarter of 2023.
Nano Dimension Offers to Acquire Stratasys for $1.1B to Create Additive Manufacturing Leader
March 13, 2023
Nano Dimension has offered to acquire Stratasys for $18 per share in cash at a 36% premium to the March 1 stock price. The combined 3D printing company could be a market leader.
Airobotics Acquires Iron Drone Assets, Implements Drone Defense Systems With Dubai Police
March 10, 2023
Airobotics has completed its acquisition of Iron Drone's assets and signed a memorandum of understanding with the Dubai Police to deploy counter-drone security systems.
Built Robotics Acquires Roin Technologies, Combining Excavation and Concrete Automation
January 24, 2023
Built Robotics, whose Exosystem provides autonomy to excavators, is adding Roin Technologies' engineering team and concrete power trowel to its global offerings.
Barcoding Acquires Automated Guided Vehicle Maker FRED Automation
January 19, 2023
Barcoding, a provider of supply chain automation, will offer FRED Automation's FRED and Freddie mobile robots to help facilities with both simple and complex materials movement.
10 Trends That Shaped the Robotics Industry in 2022
December 23, 2022
The year is coming to a close, and it's time to get introspective. Here's our take on the biggest robotic trends of 2022.
FORTNA Emerges From MHS Global and Fortna Merger for Materials Handling Automation, Integration
November 1, 2022
FORTNA, the combination of materials handling automation supplier MHS and warehouse distribution software provider Fortna, said it can help omnichannel operations worldwide.
Alert Innovation Agrees to Be Aquired by Walmart as Micro-Fulfillment Market Grows
October 7, 2022
Alert Innovation, which provides micro-fulfillment technology for grocery e-commerce fulfillment, will be acquired by Walmart, The two companies have been partners since 2016.
igus Acquires Majority Stake in Commonplace Robotics, Partner in ReBeL Affordable Cobot
October 7, 2022
igus has been collaborating with Commonplace Robotics for the past six years on its ReBeL collaborative robot and is continuing its North American expansion.
AutoGuide Mobile Robots and Mobile Industrial Robots Merge to Be Single Teradyne Supplier of Autonomous Mobile Robots
October 5, 2022
AutoGuide Mobile Robots, which provided automated guided vehicles including tuggers and lift trucks, has formally merged with fellow Teradyne company MiR.