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Amazon Opens New Robotics Manufacturing Facility in Massachusetts
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.

ARM Institute Announces Department of Labor Grant for Displaced Worker Training in Tampa Bay
In the federally funded project, the ARM Institute and partners Tooling U-SMEĀ andĀ AmSkills will provide free technical training to people unemployed or displaced during the pandemic.

Robotics Training to Help Students Qualify for the Future Workplace, Says IFR
Even as the number of industrial robots climbs worldwide, automation providers, governments, and user companies are investing in training, but some say more is needed.

3 Ways in Which Robots Are Helping the Supply Chain Industry
Collaborative robot arms, automated storage and retrieval systems, and mobile robots can not only improve efficiency, but they can also affect worker safety and morale.

Warehouses Not Yet Taking Full Advantage of AI, Finds Lucas Systems Study
Lucas Systems recently commissioned a study conducted by Vanson Bourne. It found that warehouse executives are interested in AI and automation but worry about costs.

MassRobotics Opens Applications for Second Jumpstart Fellowship Program to Encourage Robotics Diversity
MassRobotics has opened registration for the second cohort of its Jumpstart Fellowship Program offering diverse high school girls opportunities to learn about STEM careers.

Automating the ‘Last Mile’ in Factories with Dexterous AI-Powered Robots
Despite pushing manufacturing and factories to be more automated, they are still currently very labor-driven, and unfortunately the labor shortage is real.

Robotics Retraining Gives eKAMI Graduate a New Career at MiR
Not only has Mobile Industrial Robots donated equipment to the East Kentucky Advanced Manufacturing Institute, but it has also found people who have gained in-demand skills.

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.

Colleges Work with RIOS to Design Curriculum for Future Skilled Technicians
As automation becomes more prevalent, companies need a new breed of upskilled technicians to work on robotic workcells.

OhmniLabs Provides Telepresence Robots to eKAMI, Industrial Users
OhmniLabs, which has grown threefold over the past year, is serving growing demand for telepresence robots in multiple industries during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nuro to Build Autonomous Vehicle Testing, Manufacturing Facilities in Nevada
Nuro, which has developed autonomous vehicles for robotic deliveries, is building a factory with BYD North America and taking over part of the Las Vegas Speedway.

OSHA and Robotics: What You Need to Know About Safety
While OSHA may not have much in the way of robotics safety standards, other guidance does exist, and integrators and operators should conduct a thorough risk assessment before deployment.

Automation, the Key to Solving Labor Shortages
An answer to the labor shortage resounds from multiple sources and industry experts, "automate, automate, automate."

How Crocs Tackled a Surge in Demand by Popping up a Warehouse in Time for Peak
Decreased training schedule allowed new distribution center associates time to manage and fulfill customer demand.



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