Bossa Nova Robotics, the Mountain View, Calif.-based developer of inventory control robots for retailers, recently shut down its European business unit. Headquartered in Sheffield, U.K., Bossa Nova Robotics Europe had its funding cut off from the parent company. Bossa Nova Robotics Europe is in the Administration phase, the U.K.’s equivalent to Chapter 11. In November…
Dexai Robotics has designed its Alfred 2.0 to offer a space-saving, sanitary alternative for dishing out meals.
Ayanna Howard, the first female dean of Ohio State University’s College of Engineering, discusses her new book on Sex, Race, and Robotics.
Badger Technologies’ in-store, multipurpose robots will complement the retail systems of STCR, which hopes to help independent grocers adopt automation.
As robotics and automation expand to new markets, startup Bobacino brings a customizable and futuristic splash to a time-honored tradition of bubble tea.
Walmart customers in Scottsdale, Arizona will be able to place orders that will be delivered contact-free by a Cruise autonomous vehicle.
Picnic said new executive appointments and improvements to its pizza-making robot are designed to help meet increasing demand.
In Episode 23 of The Robot Report Podcast, our editors discuss robotics in retail with the CEO of Simbe Robotics, autonomous vehicles in shipping yards with Outrider’s CEO, and some of the latest applications of the Spot quadruped.
Walmart has ended its five-year contract for inventory robots from Bossa Nova Robotics, reports The Wall Street Journal. This is a setback for robots in retail, as demand shifts and technologists seek to automate various tasks.
White Castle has ordered up 10 additional deployments of Flippy Robot-on-a-Rail from Miso Robotics after a promising initial test. The companies said the frying robot will improve customer and team member experiences.
“What to Expect When You’re Expecting Robots” is a new book co-authored by MIT Associate Professor Julie Shah and Motional CTO Laura Major that explores a future populated with robot helpers.
Simbe Robotics said its Tally 3.0 autonomous mobile inventory robot includes updated sensors for greater autonomy, as well as cloud/edge data processing for retail intelligence.
Avidbots’ founders said that the additional sensors and software integrated into the Neo 2 floor-cleaning robot will help it be useful in a variety of locations, from warehouses to airports and retail stores.
Piestro, which launched a second StartEngine fundraising campaign, has integrated its automated pizza-making system with Kiwibot’s robotic delivery service.
The Giumarra Companies and Reliable Robotics have partnered on an autonomous test flight program to streamline the supply chain from farms to retailers for fresh produce.
Miso Robotics said its Flippy Robot on a Rail or ROAR has a zero-footprint design and advanced cooking capabilities, including being able to fry the Impossible Burger.
In September 2020, healthcare robotics, drones for inspection, and industrial automation received funding, but transactions slowed for autonomous vehicle developers.
In her RoboBusiness Direct session, Gatik’s Chief Engineer Apeksha Kumavat will examine how a constrained operational design domain can bring middle-mile autonomous delivery to market more quickly.
Bear Robotics and SoftBank Robotics said the new Servi food-service delivery robot will become the market leader.
Botrista Technology said its DrinkBot adds robotics components and cloud-based software to the beverage service industry.
OrionStar said its new Robotic Coffee Master has two six-axis arms and relies on 3,000 hours of machine learning to simulate master-level brewing techniques.
Alpen, a leading Japanese sports retailer, said it hopes for a 60% reduction in logistics operations among the benefits of the nation’s first “3D robot warehouses.”