The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing, or ARM, Institute has selected eight new projects focusing on high-value ways to empower U.S. manufacturers using robotics and automation.
ABB said its strategic purchase of Netherlands-based Codian Robotics builds on its global food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and logistics portfolio.
Mitsubishi Electric Automation said its new RV-8CRL is a vertically articulated industrial robot arm designed to be a high-quality, low-cost system for a wide variety of applications.
In August 2020, autonomous vehicles, industrial automation for manufacturing and supply chains, and healthcare robotics continued to receive funding.
The Gripper Company opened its online shop for business with its first offering — a configurable soft gripper to meet demand for handling diverse objects while trying to keep costs down.
XYZ Robotics has raised close to $20 million in an oversubscribed Series A+ round as it continues developing and deploying vision-guided robots for logistics applications.
OnRobot said its updated Eyes vision software will make it easier for customers to develop applications for mobile robots and pick-and-place operations.
E-commerce order fulfillment needs speed and accuracy. RightHand Robotics chose Intel’s RealSense D415 depth cameras to collect robust data for its RightPick2 system for piece picking.
Automated singulation and sorting of parcels poses opportunities and challenges for logistics providers, both during holiday rushes and the current pandemic, write Photoneo executives.
Dexterity Inc., which has raised $56.2 million so far, has developed robotics hardware and software for picking, collaboration, and packing.
Robotics startups have a tough time right now, with venture capital firms tightening their belts and looking for sure bets, writes Rags Gupta, a serial entrepreneur.
A novel system made of up neural networks powered by Intel’s Loihi neuromorphic chip could lead to better robotic senses of touch and vision, according to NUS researchers.
Takeoff Technologies is among the companies seeing a spike in demand for automated microfulfillment centers, and its CEO explains the startup’s approach to the grocery market.
3D vision offers robotics and other industrial automation some unique advantages, but users should be aware of cost considerations, says Mitsubishi Electric.
A consumer survey supports predictions that online grocery orders will increase to 10% of total sales this year, reported micro-fulfillment provider Fabric. The novel coronavirus outbreak has accelerated this increase, it said.
Berkshire Grey said its new Robotic Induction Station is intended to be quick and easy to deploy and can add capacity and efficiency for operations built around traditional sortation systems and processes.
Photoneo’s director of AI explains the ways in which 3D computer vision, machine learning, and robotics can help logistics operations with depalletization.
ABB said its new IRB 390 FlexPacker is compatible with its digital twin and picking products and can help facilities meet the accelerating demand of omnichannel order fulfillment.
Covariant, which is developing AI for unassisted industrial robotics applications, has raised $40 million.
Coty Cosmetics is a worldwide cosmetics company behind such well-known brands as Sally Hansen, Rimmel and CoverGirl. At the company’s factory in Maryland, eight Universal Robots on four mobile carts now automate the picking and packing of products at the powder presses. The mobile solution delivers $500,000 in annual savings while improving both quality inspection […]
Ripcord is applying industrial automation lessons to the digitization of millions of paper records to help business processes be more efficient, remotely accessible, and less wasteful.