Strech’s first commercial application is with DHL Supply Chain, a company that Boston Dynamics has been collaborating with since 2018.
NFI deploying Boston Dynamics’ Stretch robot in $10M deal
NFI will use Stretch in its network of import deconsolidation centers, cross-dock and transload facilities, as well as floor-loaded inbound and outbound distribution centers.
Boston Dynamics’ Stretch now commercially available
Stretch is a mobile robot that unloads floor-loaded trailers and containers. It can handle up to 50 lbs at a time.
Boston Dynamics delivering fleet of Stretch robots to DHL
Boston Dynamics will deliver a fleet of Stretch robots to multiple DHL warehouses throughout North America over the next three years.
Boston Dynamics’ Stretch robot handles truck unloading & palletizing
Using robots to unload freight on receiving docks isn’t a novel idea. A quick YouTube search will return a slew of results. But many of these previous approaches have been stifled by high costs and the inability to handle a growing variety of packages. Of course, robotics companies are still working on the problem, which…
Boston Dynamics’ VP of Product Engineering on Developing Stretch
Kevin Blankespoor, VP of product engineering at Boston Dynamics, takes us inside the development of Stretch.
Boston Dynamics suing Ghost Robotics over quadruped design
Boston Dynamics claims Ghost Robotics infringed on seven patents related to Boston Dynamics’ Spot quadruped robot.
Hyundai launches Boston Dynamics AI Institute
Marc Raibert, founder of Boston Dynamics, will lead the institute’s work on cognitive AI, athletic AI, organic hardware design and ethics and policy.
Hyundai completes acquisition of Boston Dynamics
Hyundai paid about $880 million to acquire the controlling stake from Softbank in December 2020, valuing Boston Dynamics at $1.1 billion.
May 2021 Issue: Evolution of Boston Dynamics box-moving robots
The May 2021 issue includes the following articles: Designing an omnidirectional mobile manipulator with 7 DoF ROS integration, reduced power consumption, ease of use, and flexibility are key to new mobile manipulator. WTWH Media acquires Mobile Robot Guide Acquisition of industry-leading mobile robotics website strengthens WTWH Media’s robotics brand and serves as a catalyst for…
Inside Boston Dynamics’ robotics facility
I feel your pain, Anderson Cooper. I feel your pain. I too have been trying to get into Boston Dynamics’ headquarters for years, but to no avail. Certainly Boston Dynamics must have lost my phone number, which is why it reached out to you and 60 Minutes. If you missed it, Cooper and 60 Minutes…
ProMat 2023 robotics recap
Listen to this week’s episode of The Robot Report Podcast and a recap of all of the cool robots at ProMat 2023.
Top 10 robotic stories of 2022
In 2022 we saw big movements in the robotics industry, from high-profile lawsuits to big acquisitions, there was no shortage of news to cover.
Fox Robotics closes $20M funding round
Fox Robotics intends to use the new funds to ramp up production, invest in talent, and expand globally.
Top 10 robotic stories of August 2022
From robotic tire changers to Amazon’s iRobot acquisition there was no shortage of exciting robotics news in August.
Inside DHL’s robotics ecosystem
Sally Miller, DHL Supply Chain’s chief information officer for North America, spoke to The Robot Report about the types of robots the company uses.
20 most popular robotics stories of 2021
From autonomous vehicles to delivery robots to acquisitions and shutdowns, 2021 was filled with big developments in robotics.
AMRs & Logistics Conference Recap; Pitney Bowes on Autonomous Sorting
Learn about new products at the 2021 AMR and Logistics conference and the deployment of AMBI solutions at Pitney Bowes.
Meet the RBR50 Robotics Innovation Awards Winners
The RBR50 celebrates worldwide robotics innovation and the forward-thinking organizations behind them.
Editor’s Picks: best robots of ProMat 2023
A roundup of the robots that stole the show at ProMat 2023 in Chicago.
Top 10 robotic stories of February 2023
From seeing Boston Dynamics’ Stretch robot at work to Alphabet closing down one of its subsidiaries, there was no shortage of robotics news in February 2023.
Top 10 robotic stories of January 2023
From Boston Dynamics’ videos showcasing its robots abilities, to CES taking place in Las Vegas, there was no shortage of things to cover this month.