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.
By Matt Wicks, Chief Robotics Solution Architect Automated palletizing solutions, whether conventional or robotic, can offer significant productivity and efficiency improvements to your operation while taking up minimal floor space. Of the two, robotic palletizing systems have become increasingly popular in recent years, both for their flexibility and easy adaptability to changing needs and products.…
By Matt Wicks, Chief Robotics Solution Architect Automated storage and retrieval systems To maximize DC productivity, automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS) are a connected material handling technology that dramatically increases inventory density while significantly reducing picker travel and item search times. Working with warehouse management software, AS/RS support a variety of order-fulfillment processes, such as:…
ICM, a major provider of personal protective gear in Scandinavia, has turned to MiR1000 mobile robots to free staffers for higher-value tasks such as prioritizing pallet loads.
New end-of-arm tooling options, wider interoperability, and improved safety features are enabling enable collaborative robot users to apply automation to more tasks across industries.
Robotic piece picking requires the right end effectors for the items being picked, properly trained machine vision, and interfaces with other systems, notes XYZ Robotics CTO Peter Yu.
Covariant, which won an ABB global competition to assess the maturity of AI for e-commerce order-fulfillment robots, is now partnering with the robot maker to supply that market.