Medtronic today announced it appointed former Amazon executive Ken Washington as chief technology and innovation officer.
Amazon’s Robin robot has handled 1B packages
Robin uses artificial intelligence, computer vision and machine learning to help employees handle and sort customer packages before shipping.
Amazon’s ARMBench dataset helps train pick-and-place robots
Dataset of images collected in an industrial setting features more than 190,000 objects to train pick-and-place robots.
How Amazon Astro moves through its environment
Amazon counteracts Astro’s lack of computation capabilities with algorithms and software designed to allow the robot to move more gracefully.
Amazon pushing envelope on warehouse automation
Through internal R&D and external acquisitions, Amazon continues to be a leader in automating warehouse operations.
Meet Sparrow: Amazon’s new item-picking robot
Amazon has unveiled Sparrow, a robotic arm capable of picking individual products before they get packaged.
Amazon testing robots to transport oversized items in fulfillment centers
Amazon already has more than half a million robots working in its fulfillment centers every day, and it’s looking to add more.
Viam opens beta of new robotics platform; Amazon/FedEx end testing of delivery robots
This week, we discuss the news of Amazon ending the use of delivery robots and talk to Viam CEO Eliot Horowitz about its new robotics platform beta.
Amazon ends testing of Scout delivery robots
During limited field testing, Amazon learned certain aspects of the program weren’t meeting customers’ needs.
Amazon testing pinch-grasping robots for e-commerce fulfillment
Amazon said preliminary tests show a prototype pinch-grasping robot achieved a 10-fold reduction in damage on items such as books and boxes.
Amazon acquiring warehouse robotics maker Cloostermans
Amazon has used Cloostermans products, including robots to package products for customer orders, since 2019.
FTC investigating Amazon’s acquisition of iRobot
The FTC is investigating whether the data provided by Roomba gives Amazon an unfair advantage in the retail industry and how iRobot fits into Amazon’s existing consumer product portfolio.
How Amazon developed precision autonomy for Proteus
John Enright, principal engineer at Amazon Robotics, explains how the company developed precision autonomy for its new Proteus autonomous mobile robot.
iRobot addresses privacy concerns amid pending Amazon deal
iRobot co-founder and CEO Colin Angle said iRobot’s stance on data privacy will not change when the acquisition by Amazon is finalized.
Amazon to acquire iRobot; Robotics at DHL with Sally Miller
We discuss the Amazon / iRobot acquisition news and learn how DHL deploys robots in its North American warehouses.
Inside Amazon’s robotics ecosystem
Amazon has built a vast robotics ecosystem through acquisitions, investments, and internally developed products.
Amazon buying iRobot for $1.7B
If this deal goes through, iRobot would be Amazon’s fourth most-expensive acquisition ever.
A decade after acquiring Kiva, Amazon unveils its first AMR
Proteus has a similar design to the Kiva robots, can pick up and move shelves, and safely work around humans.
Amazon Prime Air to test drone deliveries in California
Amazon said that later in 2022 customers in Lockeford, California can have certain items delivered to their homes via drone.
Agility Robotics gets a boost from Amazon; The US Alliance of Robotics Clusters is born
Listen to Steve and Mike interview Agility Robotics co-founder and CEO, Damion Shelton. They also discuss the new US Alliance of Robotics Clusters.
How Amazon trained its robot Robin to sort packages
Robin picks packages from a conveyor belt, scans them and then places them on a drive robot that routes it to the correct loading dock.
Amazon, Hampton University establish robotics program
The goal is to create an undergraduate curriculum that will lead to both advanced robotics degrees as well as robotics careers within industry.