Swisslog, a provider of warehouse automation and software, has named Sean Wallingford as its new President and CEO of Swisslog Logistics.
Tesla Optimus demo; Markus Schmidt from Swisslog on the future of warehouse automation
This week, we discuss the recent demo of the Tesla Optimus bipedal robot and talk to Swisslog President Markus Schmidt about high throughput material handling.
Swisslog joins Berkshire Grey’s Partner Alliance program
Swisslog offers AutoStore’s modular and flexible automated storage and retrieval system, among other robotic solutions.
FBI installs AutoStore records filing and retrieval system for 2B pages of documents
The General Services Administration has implemented the first robotic filing and retrieval warehouse for FBI records using AutoStore’s cube technology.
Warehouse automation market to grow globally, finds Interact Analysis
Interact Analysis looks at the global market for warehouse automation and identifies the leading integrators in each region.
Swisslog, KUKA collaborate on CarryPick AGV-based system
Global warehouse automation specialist Swisslog recently worked with KUKA to strengthen its AGV-based CarryPick system — namely by bringing mobile goods-to-person systems in-house. CarryPick is an automated storage and order fulfillment system. It works as a flexible and scalable asset for supporting multi-channel fulfillment operations. The CarryPick system’s new KMP600 AGV was developed in an…
Automate and ProMat 2013: Crowds chose collaborative cage-free robots
Industrial Robots; Robot Arms; Cameras, Scanners and Vision Systems; Collaborative Cage-free Robots; Mobile Robots; Robot Operating Systems; Warehousing and Materials Handling; New Technologies, and Jobs By Frank Tobe, Editor and Publisher, The Robot Report There are fewer manufacturers of industrial robots than one might imagine: only a little more than 200 worldwide. Of these, less…
2012 Robo-Stox Wrap-up
If an enterprising firm set up a mutual fund reflecting the worldwide robotics industry, they might choose to separate their picks into three segments, which might look something like this: Industrial Robot Manufacturers Service Robot Makers of security, defense and space robots Service Robot Makers of robots for all other purposes Although I am neither…
Distribution Centers: An Emerging Robotics Frontier
Distribution centers (DCs) are massive warehouses that receive, inspect and store goods for later picking, packing and shipping to end-users, re-distributors or retail outlets. Products can be everything from books, pharmacy goods, clothing, office goods, food, drinks, shoes, produce, household items and pet supplies to diapers. And quantities can be one or two individual units…
Credit Suisse Picks 7 Automation/Robotics Stocks
By Frank Tobe, Editor and Publisher, The Robot Report Max Nisen of Business Insider wrote recently of a list of seven stock picks discovered in a Credit Suisse report on long term trends. One of those trends was increasing global automation (particularly in China) and the seven picks relate to companies poised to benefit from…
Companies Transitioning from Industrial to Service Robots
A version of this post originally appeared on Singularity Hub, June 6, 2012. By Frank Tobe, Editor and Publisher The Robot Report Robot manufacturers are beginning to shift theirattention from industrial to service robots. The robotics industry is on the cusp of a major transformation. Today’s factory robots are solitary precision instruments, mimicking the repertoire…