Third Wave Automation raises $40M in a series B round to help the company accelerate the development of fork truck autonomy solutions.
Third Wave Automation today emerged from stealth with Series A funding and machine learning to help forklifts work with remote operators.
Robots were everywhere at CES 2023. Mike Oitzman highlights some of his favorite robots he saw in Las Vegas.
MassRobotics AMR Interoperability Working Group, comprised of AMR vendors, engineers and AMR end-user companies, has published a consortium-built standard to guide robotic automation interoperability.
In June 2020, autonomous vehicles, industrial automation, and mobile robots benefitted from an uptick in funding.
Toyota AI Ventures is looking for innovative startups for its second $100 million fund. Learn about its criteria, the types of companies receiving investment, and Toyota’s outlook for the short and long term.
Leading robotics experts such as Juan Aparicio and Ken Goldberg, share what they’ll be keeping an eye on in 2022.
Artificial intelligence (AI) remains a major buzz word across many industries, including manufacturing, with the media covering new AI capabilities and trends playing a key role in enabling the digitalization of production. But what’s the real story? In many cases, AI exists only in theory, and there’s a long way to go before it’s ubiquitous.…
The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has dominated 2020, affecting daily lives and every industry around the world. Early in the year, it aggravated a manufacturing slowdown that was the result of both expected economic cycles and trade tensions between China and the U.S. At the same time, COVID-19 has accelerated demand for robotics in supply chain and…
Robotics investments slowed somewhat in October 2020, but transportation, healthcare, and software remained strong.
Ricardo Tellez, CEO and co-founder of The Construct, shares tips for teaching robotics to students who are currently learning remotely due to COVID-19.
The SmartGuardUV robot uses pulsed xenon UV technology to neutralize harmful viruses and bacteria in high-traffic areas, and the autonomous mobile robot provides real-time disinfection reporting.
Intuition Robotics, which raised funding shortly before global shutdowns in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, has reported positive results from beta testing of its ElliQ digital companion in relieving isolation among older people.
Solid-state lidar such as the cameras from Sense Photonics could help increase warehouse safety by perceiving forklift forks more accurately.
The big winners in October 2019 robotics transactions were in transportation and healthcare, but agriculture, AI, and logistics were also well-represented.
Last week, Shopify announced the intent to acquire 6 River Systems, a Boston-based automation firm that provides solutions for e-commerce fulfillment. While the $450M deal is not yet done, this will be the first major acquisition that has happened in this space since Amazon purchased Kiva Systems in 2012. In the broader collaborative robotics industry, two of the three major…
RightHand Robotics is reaching for new areas of goods-to-person automation with its RightPick2 system, whose flexibility and integration with put-wall sortation systems won an innovation award at ProMat 2019.
Canvas Technology, which uses sensors and SLAM software for safe navigation indoors and outdoors, was acquired this week by Amazon. How will the deal affect supply chain automation?
Growing demand for rapid e-commerce order fulfillment is a major driver for the development and adoption for mobile robots. However, the market and the technologies that serve it are changing rapidly. The Robot Report asked the following five experts in mobile robotics about their observations (their responses have been edited for length): Tom Galluzzo, founder…
Hot off a $10 million Series B funding round, Miso Robotics’s burger-flipping robot, Flippy, had its official first day of work today at a Caliburger fast food restaurant in Pasadena, Calif. Flippy uses 3D, thermal and camera vision to perceive what’s on a grill. A digital system sends orders back to the robot. The robot…
July, 2017 was a big month for robotics-related company funding. Four raised more than $100 million and 15 others raised $271 million for a monthly total of $919 million. Acquisitions also continued to be significant with ST Engineering acquiring Aethon for $36 million, iRobot buying its European distributor for $141 million while SoftBank purchased 5% of iRobot…
I think you would have to live under a rock to have not been exposed to the term “additive manufacturing.” 3D printing, quite honestly, there was somewhat of a hype bubble that has burst, but the good news is the market is transitioning from that hype hangover and really getting down to business and getting […]