6 River Systems, part of the global commerce company Shopify, announced new features for its wall-to-wall fulfillment solution.
GXO to implement 6 River Systems’ Chuck globally
GXO currently runs more than 900 facilities in 28 countries totaling around 200 million square feet.
Robotics startups: Lessons from the 2020 fundraising trail
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, Blue Yonder launch warehouse robot software on Microsoft Cloud
DHL Supply Chain has partnered with Microsoft Azure and AI-driven fulfillment provider Blue Yonder to enable warehouses to more easily integrate different robots.
How 6 River Systems’ robots help keep workers safe during the coronavirus pandemic
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.
Distribution Management, 6 River Systems offer business continuity to 3PLs
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.
6 River Systems’ Chuck warehouse robot wins awards for product design
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 uses 6 River Systems’ Chuck to aid warehouse workers
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.
10 AMRs help 3PL reduce mispicks & triple throughput
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…
7 startup lessons from Boston robotics veterans
At an “Ask Me Anything” panel last week, robotics veterans shared their startup experiences and advice.
Robotics investments recap: September 2019
In September 2019, the biggest robotics deals were in healthcare, followed by self-driving cars and service robots.
6 River Systems acquisition: Mobile robots a must in new economy
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…
Shopify acquires 6 River Systems for $450M
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.
Mobile picking partnership to demonstrate end-to-end solution
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.
Automate/ProMat 2019: 10 takeaways for robotics developers
Collaborative robots, mobile platforms, and the enabling hardware and software were all on display at Automate/ProMat, but what was new and noteworthy?
Mobile robots in e-commerce: Experts weigh in on tech advances, demand
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 Raises $25M for Chuck Warehouse Robot
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…