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RightHand Robotics Picking Up Where Amazon’s Kiva Systems Left Off

RightHand Robotics, a Somerville, Mass-based company founded in 2014 by Leif Jentoft and Yaro Tenzer, closed a $23 million Series B round for its RightPick robotic piece-picking technology.

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RightHand Robotics, a Somerville, Mass-based company founded in 2014 by Leif Jentoft and Yaro Tenzer, closed a $23 million Series B round for its RightPick robotic piece-picking technology.

3PL GEODIS is the latest example of how the materials handling industry is adopting robotics.

As automation makes its way into more warehouses and DCs, a growing number of companies told Modern they’re looking to upgrade existing or add new equipment and software over the next two years.

Mobile robotics reduce the travel time associated with order fulfillment.

Governor Rick Scott spoke at online retail giant, Amazon's Ruskin warehouse this week, praising the company for bringing thousands of jobs to Florida, and a few days after announcing a new fulfillment center in Edgerton, Kansas, Amazon.com is unveiling plans for a seventh California fulfillment center in San Bernardino.

A leaked internal link on Walmart.com accidentally unveiled more details regarding the retailer’s forthcoming three-day shipping service which aims to challenge Amazon Prime.

Raffaello D'Andrea, cofounder of Kiva Systems, discussed the future of robotics and the robotics industry with BCG.

In its latest bid to boost productivity and speed delivery, online retailer Amazon.com is deploying a robot army.

Think Logistics, the only Canadian 3PL to utilize Robotic Fulfillment technology, to expand SHOP.CA's fulfillment capabilities.

When Dansko designed a new distribution center, it went for efficiency, growth and a system as unique as its brand.

In Dansko’s new 200,000-square-foot distribution center, conventional full case picking and mobile robotic split case picking come together for an efficient, ergonomic and unique solution.

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.

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.

Few industries have been as disrupted by the e-commerce revolution as retail. Online and brick-and-mortar retailers alike continue to invent creative new ways to break through the noise and capture a share of the market. That in turn has sparked the creation of order fulfillment solutions to support the new business models.

This report is a follow-up to the CCC-sponsored roadmap that was published in May 2009 and presented to the Congressional Caucus on Robotics on May 21, 2009. That roadmap subsequently led to the creation of the National Robotics Initiative (NRI), which is jointly sponsored by NSF, USDA, NASA, and NIH.