AWS claims IoT RoboRunner eliminates the need for numerous integrations among different robot control systems and warehouse management systems.
arculus brings AMR expertise while extending the Jungheinrich portfolio with a deep AMR-based product line.
BlueBotics claims its navigation technology is accurate to ±1 cm / ±1° and that it requires minimal changes to infrastructure.
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 that its product line of AMRs is now compliant with the new ANSI/RIA R15.08 safety standard.
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…
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 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 said its latest investment will help it meet high demand for autonomous mobile robots as manufacturing and logistics companies continue to adopt automation.
Netherlands-based Accerion has successfully completed trials for its Triton localization sensor, which scans the floor surface to sub-millimeter accuracy for mobile robot navigation in warehouses.
Although the global market for autonomous mobile robots is likely to continue growing through the pandemic, developers should be aware of the larger economic factors.
New force-control sensors in ABB’s Dynamic Assembly Pack could enable robots to accurately perform assembly tasks during final trim assembly, improving productivity, ergonomics, and quality.
Shangha-based SK Automation, which received funding in 2019 and serves major automakers, announced an oversubscribed initial public offering.
WiBotic said it has received the first FCC authorization for up to 300 watts of wireless power transmission for robots, drones, underwater vehicles, and industrial automation.
For a limited time, Spanish mobile robot maker Kivnon is offering warehouse operators a discount for trade-ins of AGVs or AMRs of any brand for its own.
Although both AGVs and AMRs allow materials to be moved from point A to point B, the comparison ends there. Here is a breakdown of AGVs vs AMRs.
PTC says its Vuforia Spatial Toolbox platform can help hardware designers use IIoT and augmented reality for easier development of robot controls and human-machine interfaces.
HAHN Group, the German automation firm that acquired the assets of Rethink Robotics in 2018, has acquired DAHL Automation, a German robotics integrator. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. HAHN said the acquisition, which is effective March 27, will expand its presence in intralogistics and autonomous mobile robots (AMRs). HAHN Robotics, a division of HAHN…
China-based logistics mobile robot maker Geek+ announced its expansion in the Americas.
Kiva Systems is largely responsible for creating today’s logistics robotics market. It would be a fun exercise to compile the robotics companies, logistics and non-logistics, that can be traced back to the Massachusetts-based company that was founded in 2003. Kiva Systems’ creators Raffaello D’Andrea, Mick Mountz and Peter Wurman are again being recognized for their…
Keenon Robotics, which has sold 10,000 service robots worldwide in just a few years, plans to expand its presence in North America and Europe.
In this first part of a two-part look at the China robotics scene, the managing director for Asia at STM Stieler updates his observations by looking at causes for the manufacturing slowdown and discussing robot leaders.