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Welcome to Episode 87 of The Robot Report Podcast, which brings conversations with robotics innovators straight to you. Join us each week for discussions with leading roboticists, innovative robotics companies and other key members of the robotics community.
Our guest this week is Sally Miller, Chief Information Officer of North America Supply Chain at DHL. Steven and Mike talk to Sally about the state of robotics deployed at DHL North America. It’s an insightful conversation about the types of robots in use at DHL, the types of workflow that DHL wants to automate and how DHL engages with partners to test innovative, new solutions.
Sally is also keynoting our RoboBusiness event in Santa Clara, CA on October 19, 20, 2022.
The breaking news this morning is that Amazon in planning to acquire iRobot for $1.7B. We talk about what this marriage might mean for both companies and the consumer robotic vacuum cleaner market as a whole.
Links from today’s show:
- Amazon buying iRobot for $1.7B
- FedEx purchasing $200M of Berkshire Grey robots
- AMR maker Seegrid lays off 90 employees
- Inside Amazon’s robotics ecosystem
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