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.
DHL Supply Chain has partnered with Microsoft Azure and AI-driven fulfillment provider Blue Yonder to enable warehouses to more easily integrate different robots.
6 River Systems CTO Chris Cacioppo shares a blog post in which he describes the measures the mobile robot provider is taking to protect warehouse workers during the novel coronavirus crisis.
With Amazon prioritizing partner shipments and e-commerce providers seeing spikes during the COVID-19 crisis, Distribution Management needed to maximize productivity. Then came Chuck.
The Red Dot international design awards have recognized 6 River Systems’ Chuck collaborative mobile robot for Product Design in Robotics and in the Smart Product meta-category.
Ingram Micro is a major distributor of technology products and needed to improve working conditions in one facility. Automation including Chuck has helped it with efficiency.
ACT Fulfillment is a California-based third-party logistics (3PL) provider. Founded in 1994, ACT’s warehousing space has grown from 15,000 square feet to 1.4 million square feet. ACT employs 600 people and services wholesale, retail and e-commerce fulfillment for major fashion brands. ACT also provides value added services for its customers. ACT’s Ryan Cox led the…
At an “Ask Me Anything” panel last week, robotics veterans shared their startup experiences and advice.
In September 2019, the biggest robotics deals were in healthcare, followed by self-driving cars and service robots.
Last week, Shopify announced the intent to acquire 6 River Systems, a Boston-based automation firm that provides solutions for e-commerce fulfillment. While the $450M deal is not yet done, this will be the first major acquisition that has happened in this space since Amazon purchased Kiva Systems in 2012. In the broader collaborative robotics industry, two of the three major…
E-commerce company Shopify plans to acquire 6 River Systems, which makes an autonomous mobile robot to aid warehouse workers. Unlike Amazon with Kiva Systems, 6 River plans to continue offering its products and services to the wider market.
6 River Systems, which makes the Chuck AMRs and Mobile Sort smart kiosks, and Soft Robotics, which makes compliant grippers and the SuperPick system, have integrated their offerings for mobile picking.
Collaborative robots, mobile platforms, and the enabling hardware and software were all on display at Automate/ProMat, but what was new and noteworthy?
Growing demand for rapid e-commerce order fulfillment is a major driver for the development and adoption for mobile robots. However, the market and the technologies that serve it are changing rapidly. The Robot Report asked the following five experts in mobile robotics about their observations (their responses have been edited for length): Tom Galluzzo, founder…
6 River Systems (6RS), a Waltham, Mass.-based startup founded by former Kiva Systems executives, raised $25 million in Series B funding. The company will use the funding to continue developing its Chuck warehouse robot, support development of a decision-making engine for warehouses, and add 80-plus employees over the next 12 months. 6RS has raised a total…