ASTM’s new standard outlines common objects encountered by AMRs and AGVs. The new standard gives operators and manufacturers a common way to describe these items.
MOV.AI brings in $8.2M for its AMR platform
MOV.AI, which offers a robotics platform to develop AMRs and AGVs, brought in $8.2 million in funding.
Civ Robotics brings in $5M for autonomous surveyors
Civ Robotics announced that it closed a $5 million seed round for its autonomous surveying solution CivDot.
Watch Ghost Robotics’ quadruped go swimming
Ghost Robotics’ Vision 60 quadruped robot can now be equipped with Onyx Industries’ Nautical Autonomous Unmanned Tail to make it amphibious.
SICK showcases AMR localization at Automate 2022
SICK highlights solutions safe productivity, part localization in bin picking, and LiDAR localization
Willy Pell from Blue River Technology brings AI to the farm
Listen to how Blue River Technology brought autonomy to John Deere tractors and are using machine learning to continually improve the operations.
MODEX Recap; family-owned business turns to cobots for help
MODEX recap and a discussion with automation end-user Brian Tu from DCL Logistics about the effective deployment of cobots.
Black-i Robotics launches mobile heavy lift robot arm
Brian Hart, CEO of Black-i Robotics, discusses the development of a new autonomous heavy lift robot arm designed to be deployed on top of a mobile robot.
100,000+ mobile robots shipped in 2021
The biggest market for mobile robots is China, which made up 40% of worldwide shipments in 2021, followed by the U.S.
SEER announces Series B financing to scale AMRs
The company develops autonomous mobile robot (AMR) controllers, AMRs and automated guided vehicles.
Autonomous navigation specialist BlueBotics acquired by Zapi Group
The acquisition strengthens Zapi Group’s position in the fast-growing mobile robotics sector.
Robotics integrator Eckhart acquired by private equity firm
Eckhart offers engineering, design, simulation and integration services, as well as proprietary tooling and other automation and robotics systems such as AGVs and cobots.
Precise motion systems drive autonomous mobile robots
Selecting the correct motor is critical to overall performance for autonomous mobile robots.
AWS wants to fix robotics’ interoperability problem
AWS claims IoT RoboRunner eliminates the need for numerous integrations among different robot control systems and warehouse management systems.
Jungheinrich AG acquires AMR provider arculus
arculus brings AMR expertise while extending the Jungheinrich portfolio with a deep AMR-based product line.
BlueBotics signs distribution deal to grow Thai mobile robot market
BlueBotics claims its navigation technology is accurate to ±1 cm / ±1° and that it requires minimal changes to infrastructure.
Hai Robotics raises $200M for autonomous case handling robots
Hai Robotics’ ACR system can pick and place totes or cartons on shelves up to 7 meters and carry up to 8 loads for goods-to-person stations.
Fetch Robotics announces full conformance with R15.08 and continues to set the goal line for market leadership
Fetch Robotics announces that its product line of AMRs is now compliant with the new ANSI/RIA R15.08 safety standard.
Toyota Industries Corporation launches global autonomous vehicle software development company
Toyota Industries Corporation (TICO) announces the creation of a new company called T-Hive. The new company is a partnership between Toyota L&F, Bastian Solutions, Toyota Forklifts, Vanderlande, Toyota Material Handling and Raymond. T-Hive B.V. will be based in The Netherlands and be led by Léon Jansen. T-Hive’s main focus will be to provide a seamless control system over all autonomous…
Scallog AGVs coming to U.S. market via Bastian Solutions
Mobile robots for materials handling is already a crowded space. Now another company is set to enter the U.S. market. Scallog, a French developer of goods-to-person robots, signed an integration agreement with Bastian Solutions, a well-known materials handling expert owned by Toyota Industries. Founded in 2013, Scallog’s Boby automated guided vehicles (AGVs) pick up and…
maxon’s IDX integrated servo motors feature IP65 protection
maxon’s new IDX compact integrated servo gearmotor + drive combines a powerful, brushless EC-i motor and an EPOS4 positioning controller, which can be complemented with a maxon planetary gearhead when required. This integrated motor features high torque density, high efficiency, maintenance-free components, and a high-quality industrial housing providing IP65 protection. The IDX also features configurable…
Seegrid raises $52M to meet demand for autonomous mobile robots
Seegrid said its latest investment will help it meet high demand for autonomous mobile robots as manufacturing and logistics companies continue to adopt automation.