As the COVID-19 pandemic has spurred warehouse and logistics operators all over the world to implement social distancing policies, the work-from-home trend is spreading to an unlikely occupation – material handlers. Phantom Auto, a provider of interoperable remote operation software, is enabling humans sitting up to thousands of miles away to remotely operate unmanned forklifts,…
Will the COVID-19 crisis accelerate the arrival of self-driving vehicles in our daily lives?
In this column, a self-driving vehicle researcher says that development and deployment of new technologies for delivery should accelerate to meet the demands of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Robotics investments recap: April 2019
Despite a few high-profile failures, robotics investments kept going strong in April 2019, with funding flowing to companies working on self-driving cars, supply chain automation, and robots in healthcare.