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Uber Technologies Inc. agreed to buy startup Geometric Intelligence Inc. to help the ride-hailing company create a new artificial-intelligence research lab and stay ahead of efforts to develop self-driving vehicles.
Q4 shipments grew 33% from the pervious year, with shipments of 8,825 robots valued at nearly half a billion dollars. (February 20, 2017)
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi will use the OTTO 1500 self-driving vehicle for tire delivery in its assembly plant. (February 16, 2017)
Initial focus will be industrial storage and retrieval hardware and software business before expanding into integrated systems. (February 08, 2017)
In a new “manufacturing outlook” report focusing on the automotive and industrial sectors, AlixPartners observes that many of the labor-cost advantages associated with near-shoring may be lost if companies fail to spend more on automation in the future. (February 07, 2017)
Investments in robotics and automation can start in a single work cell. (February 06, 2017)
Manufacturer deploys flexible tool for low-volume production.
(February 03, 2017)
Entrepreneurs vie for cash award and spotlight at Automate 2017. (January 26, 2017)
A3 Mexico to support the robotics and automation industry in a fast-growing market. (January 24, 2017)
Equipped with new sensors and smart software, automatic guided vehicles are pursuing and eliminating non-value-added movement of goods in warehouses and DCs.
(January 17, 2017)
For all the political turmoil across the globe, 2016 was by all accounts very good for the supply chain, which saw acquisitions, investments, technological advancements and record growth. (December 23, 2016)
Articulated robots are the largest segment, accounting for $12.97 billion following increasing usage in packaging and healthcare sectors. Food and beverage industry expected to post highest growth rate at 7%. (December 20, 2016)
Association for Advancing Automation presents data from daughter organizations Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Motion Control and Motor Association (MCMA) and Automated Imaging Association (AIA). (December 19, 2016)
IDC releases predictions that suggest manufacturers slow to adapt will not survive, but leaders will also face a new set of challenges. (December 19, 2016)
Swisslog Warehouse and Distribution Solutions acquired Forte in April 2015 and PAS in April 2016. (November 29, 2016)
In Whirlpool Corp.’s Clyde, Ohio, factory, mobile robots have automated the delivery of parts to the line. The result is a more consistent, efficient and safer operation. (November 08, 2016)