Berkshire Grey said its new Robotic Induction Station is intended to be quick and easy to deploy and can add capacity and efficiency for operations built around traditional sortation systems and processes.
Dishcraft Robotics raises funding to help caterers, cafeterias reopen post-pandemic
Dishcraft Robotics, which offers its Dishcraft Daily cleaning robots-as-a-service to cafeterias and restaurants, plans to use its new funding to expand to takeout dishes and serve more facilities.
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.
Whiz autonomous cleaning robot launches in North America
Whiz, an autonomous cleaning robot that use BrainOS for navigation, is now available in North America.
Robot operations control needed to accelerate adoption, says InOrbit CEO
Robot operations, especially in industries that are just starting to automate or must manage multiple robots, can be a hurdle to adoption, says the CEO of InOrbit, which offers a cloud-based service.
Formant acquires Formation to integrate teleoperation into robotic fleet management
Formant, whose cloud- and Web-based software is designed to make it easier to manage robot fleets, is adding teleoperation from Formation to its Robotics-as-a-Service offerings.
Freedom Robotics raises seed funding for robotics dev tools, fleet controls
Freedom Robotics, which is making cloud and on-device software for managing robots and robotic fleets, closed a $6.6 million seed round.
Companies buy services rather than robots through RaaS, say Robotics Summit panelists
The Robotics-as-a-Service business model for acquiring robots is gaining popularity, but there are still some challenges, noted panelists at the Robotics Summit & Expo in Boston.
inVia Robotics’ Picker, cloud management system built for autonomy, ease of deployment
inVia Robotics’ robotics as a service offerings are different from the competition in requiring less overhead and maximizing efficiency, says CEO Lior Elazary.
MiR launches RaaS program for autonomous mobile robots
Mobile Industrial Robots has launched a leasing program for its autonomous mobile robots (AMRs). The robots as a service (RaaS) program lets companies of all sizes deploy mobile robots with low (or no) upfront costs and low monthly payments. This lowers financial barriers for investing in AMRs and gives customers a near immediate return on…
Whiz robot from SoftBank arrives as Pepper renewals lag
Late October spelled bad news for Pepper, the quintessential and iconic face of Softbank Robotics. According to a Nikkei Tech survey, only 15% of companies planned to renew their three-year contract with the robot provider that began in October 2015. The contract involved deploying Pepper in corporate settings, including banks and offices, for purposes of…