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Perpetual Power Comes for AMRs
Warehouse operators looking to find even more uptime for their mobile robots may have an option as CaPow enters the U.S. market. The perpetual motion power company says its system can provide 100% uptime with on-the-go charging.
Breathing New Life into the Retail High Street with Micro Fulfilment Centres & Robotic Automation
Could micro fulfillment centers and robots breathe a new glorious life into the High Street, turning the problem of returns from online retail into new opportunities, I say 'yes they can.'
Alternative Strategies to Combat Labor Force Shortages for Third-Party Logistics Providers, 3PLs
Amidst the labor shortage challenges resulting from The Great Resignation, recent research found that 73% of third-party logistics providers view acquiring new customers as their biggest priority in 2022, without the staff, however, doing so will be tough.
Top 10 Trends in Robotic Warehouse Automation 2.0
Robotic warehouse automation can help meet the demand for space and increase productivity and in the face of real estate and labor pressures, automated warehouses are becoming increasingly necessary.

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Combat Labor Scarcity with Reliable Robotic Solutions in Your Warehouse
Dealing with labor scarcity and overwhelming productivity demands? Robots may be your ideal solution. Warehouse Robotics White Paper,...
5 Key Factors to Consider to Successfully Deploy Robotic Piece-Picking
This white paper presents five key factors to consider as part of a program to deploy robotic piece-picking....

Robotics News

Reduce Duplicate Data Entry and Ensure Up-to-Date Information With Seamless Supply Chain Integration
The rate at which data is created continues to accelerate and with that comes increased risk for error and miscommunication. Yet your ability to respond quickly to changing market demands is dependent on your access to critical, up-to-date supply chain information at exactly the moment you need it. This can only be achieved through streamlined integration of business systems and processes both internally and externally with your trading partners.

Google Invests $2M in Savioke to Build a ‘Services Industry’ Robot
The Google investment behind Savioke is that it’s a signal of how the robotics world, and those developing for it, are trying for more targeted products as the space continues to mature.

Intelligrated’s Integrated Alvey Robotics Solutions
Intelligrated offers complete, integrated Alvey® robotics solutions including system design, fabrication, installation, commissioning, and after-sales customer support. Alvey robotics systems are designed with a focus on reliability, performance and continuous improvement.

Race Against The Machine
How The Digital Revolution Is Accelerating Innovation, Driving Productivity, and Irreversibly Transforming Employment and The Economy.

UPS and FedEx Researching Delivery Drones That Could Compete With Amazon
I would be shocked if a companies like UPS and FedEx aren't considering this," says Ryan Calo, a law professor specializing in drones and robotics. "If you want to compete in logistics and delivery, drones and unmanned robots have to be part of the conversation about where things are headed."

Google Seriously Gearing Up To Revolutionize Supply Chain Logistics
Google is looking at shoring up the same kinds of deficiencies that UPS and FedEx may be exploring, like the transport method for shuttling goods from central depots to local sort and delivery facilities.

Amazon Testing Drones Because Otherwise Drones Could Kill Amazon (Delivery)
Jeff Bezos says we're four or five years from drones being able to deliver small packages right to your house, largely because the company has to work with the FAA to make sure it's legally allowed to run the Prime Air program.

Help! The Robots are Coming to a Distribution Center near You (and soon!)
Follow a robot as it works its day job—transforming the world of e-commerce by hustling packages around the giant warehouses that propel the modern economy. New robot minions: Welcome to the team.

Creating a Distribution Powerhouse: Why Rapid Deployment Matters
Ask yourself this: what if your distribution center could not support changes in volume, product assortment or delivery timelines? How much would you lose in opportunity costs? As multi-channel businesses look to expand product and business lines quickly as a key competitive advantage, the speed to deploy a material handling solution becomes a critical success factor. Fast system deployment can be the difference between kicking the competition out of the water and limiting your growth.

Factory Automation Systems Becomes RIA Certified Robot Integrator
Factory Automation Systems, Atlanta, Georgia, has received the prestigious Certified Robot Integrator designation from the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry’s trade group.

Kelly-Moore Paint Company & Intelligrated’s Alvey Robotic Palletizers Case Study
With issues surrounding worker comfort and production efficiency, plant managers at Kelly-Moore’s San Carlos, Calif. facility turned to Intelligrated to develop a robotic palletizing solution. See their outcome that resulted in decreased changeover time and 76% ROI in the first year.

Intelligrated Robotics Lab to Host Students in Celebration of National Robotics Week
North American-based automated material handling solutions provider Intelligrated, will host a series of educational events at its St. Louis facility April 8-12. The educational events will commemorate the fourth annual National Robotics Week and focus on building interest in robotics engineering for students of all ages.

Intelligrated’s Alvey Robotic Palletizers Achieve a 76% ROI for Kelly-Moore Paint Company
Intelligrated Kelly-Moore Paint Company Case Study - Alvey Robotic Palletizers help the 5th largest paint company in the US yield big dividends with a 76% return on investment in the first year.

Intelligrated’s Alvey Robotics Lab
The Alvey Robotics Lab, a 5,000-square-foot research and development lab located at our St. Louis, MO facility, focuses on concepting and applying new robotic innovations, as well as offering customers access to equipment testing and demonstrations prior to installation.

Hartness International Robotics
Hartness International offers premier automation solutions for a wide variety of applications. We’ve assembled a team of leading robotic specialists from around the world to create innovative, vertically-integrated automation systems. Hartness stands out in the industry with our fully-integrated robotics.

Robots in the Warehouse and Expanding Beyond Outdated Materials Handling Logistics Processes
Larry Sweet of Symbotic and Chris Ray of Hartness International presented their work in robotic applications of material handling in distribution centers covering the historical applications, the market drivers that are challenging these approaches and the emerging software and mobile robotic technologies that are attempting to solve these problems.

American Packaging Automates with Unmanned Seegrid Robotic Industrial Trucks
When American Packaging finished their 100,000 square foot operating and storage space expansion, it led them to investigate ergonomic alternatives to transportation with manned forklifts. With a growing footprint, the need to move printed materials further distances with speed and safety was essential. American Packaging had to add labor or automate—APC chose to automate their plant with Robotic Industrial Trucks.

Seegrid Robotic Industrial Trucks Make Top 50 Robotics Business Review
Robotics Business Review is the number one resource reporting and analyzing up-to-the-minute business developments, technology developments and financial transactions across the fast-changing landscape of global robotics. This insider's edge to must-have business and industry news with Robotics Business Review recently announced that Seegrid Robotic Industrial Trucks made the Top 50 list.

New Robotics Roadmap Presented to Congress
A new Roadmap for U.S. Robotics was presented to the Congressional Caucus on Robotics on March 20. The new Robotics roadmap, organized by the Robotics Virtual Organization, includes updates to the sections on manufacturing, healthcare/medical robotics, and services.

The Massachusetts Robotics Revolution
The MassTLC Robotics Cluster has grown dramatically in recent years, covering a broad spectrum of robotics companies, from large leaders that are selling successfully to consumer, industrial, and government markets to start-ups and early-stage companies that are launching exciting next-generation robotics products and systems.

Featured Companies

We are Otto, the company rethinking the future of transportation - starting with self-driving trucks. We’re a team of forward-thinking technologists and innovators, dedicated to revolutionizing the way we approach transportation in America. We’ve come together from the…
OMRON Industrial Automation: As part of the global Omron Corporation, Omron Automation & Safety is a worldwide company and leading manufacturer of technologically advanced industrial automation products and application expertise. With its Pan Americas headquarters in Illinois, USA, Omron Automation …
Carbon is reinventing how products are designed, engineered, made & delivered. Carbon’s SpeedCell™ is a system of connected manufacturing unit operations that enables repeatable production of end-use parts with industrial grade materials and exceptional surface finish. Whether you’re…
OnRobot produces tools and software to help manufacturers take full advantage of the ease of use, cost-effectiveness, and safety of collaborative robot arms. They include electric, vacuum, and magnetic grippers; the award-winning Gecko gripping technology; and a 2.5D vision system.…
Omron Adept Technologies
Omron Adept Technologies, Inc. is a global, leading provider of intelligent vision-guided robotics systems and services. Adept systems provide unmatched performance and economic value throughout the production lifecycle, enabling customers to achieve precision, quality and productivity in their assembly, handling…
RightHand Robotics
RightHand Robotics is a leader in providing end-to-end solutions that reduce the cost of e-commerce order-fulfillment of electronics, apparel, grocery, pharmaceuticals, and countless other industries. Unlike traditional factory robots that can be complex to set up and are singly purposed,…
Raytheon Company, with 2014 sales of $23 billion and 61,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 93 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration…
We work at the intersection of drones and cutting edge artificial intelligence, until recently, drones were only suited for flying outdoors at high altitudes, today, they’re smarter than ever before, combine these flying robots with our proprietary AI and…
Kodiak Robotics
We are developing autonomous technology for long-haul trucking. Our team is highly experienced and comes from the leading technology companies in the space.
Hartness International
At Hartness, we’ve always been known for our world-class manufacture of innovative packaging equipment and our powerful commitment to customer satisfaction. Though the requirements of the global packaging market have changed, our commitment to you hasn’t. Today, Hartness…
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