Vecna Robotics jointly announced at MODEX 2022 with Big Joe Forklifts its latest autonomous offering for labor-intensive material-handling workflows called the Vecna Co-Bot Pallet Jack.
Vecna Robotics raises $65M in Series C funding
The company plans to expand its product portfolio along with operations to meet growing customer demand for its solutions.
Ouster partners with Vecna Robotics
Ouster’s LiDAR sensors will be used in Vecna’s self-driving vehicles for high-capacity material handling operations.
Vecna Robotics, Alta Material Handling partner on AMRs
Alta Material Handling will spec, sell and service Vecna’s full range of pallet handling solutions, including self-driving forklifts, pallet trucks and tuggers.
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Vecna Robotics names Craig Malloy CEO
Vecna Robotics founder Daniel Theobald will resume his roles as chief innovation officer and executive chairman of the board.
Autonomous Counterbalanced Fork Truck designed by Vecna to move pallets
Vecna Robotics said its new Autonomous Counterbalanced Fork Truck adds pallet-handling capabilities to its portfolio and can work with other warehouse automation.
Vecna Robotics names industry veteran Jeff Huerta SVP of sales
Vecna Robotics said the logistics solutions sales leader will support growing demand for its autonomous mobile robots and workflow orchestration software.
Vecna’s Daniel Theobald, August robot deals, SoftBank’s Brady Watkins
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Vecna Robotics appoints AI expert Director Daniela Rus to its board of directors
MIT AI researcher Daniela Russ, who has two decades of experience developing human-machine collaboration, has joined Vecna Robotics’ board of directors.
How Vecna Robotics is helping combat ventilator shortage
Vecna Robotics is part of the growing number of companies combating the shortage of ventilators caused by the COVID-19 crisis. Waltham, Mass.-based Vecna Robotics, along with sister companies VecnaCares and Vecna Healthcare, partnered with MIT CSAIL, Toyota Research Institute, 10XBeta and others to develop an automated manual resuscitator called Ventiv. Ventiv can be used in…
Vecna Robotics closes $50M Series B for logistics automation
Vecna Robotics, a 2019 RBR50 company, raised $50 million in Series B funding. The new funding will be used to hire staff and develop and scale products to meet the growing demand of logistics automation. The Series B was led by Blackhorn Ventures, with participation from new investors Highland Capital Partners and Fontinalis Partners and…
GEODIS partners with Vecna Robotics for autonomous logistics
Vecna Robotics said its autonomous pallet jacks and pivot.al orchestration software are helping logistics provider GEODIS increase productivity by 33% by saving employees from walking.
7 startup lessons from Boston robotics veterans
At an “Ask Me Anything” panel last week, robotics veterans shared their startup experiences and advice.
UCA teams with Vecna Robotics on autonomous material handling
Vecna Robotics and UniCarriers Americas, or UCA, are working together on an autonomous pallet jack that is integrated with fleet-management software.
Vecna Robotics CEO Dan Patt steps down
Dan Patt has stepped down as CEO of Vecna Robotics, the Waltham, Mass.-based maker of autonomous tuggers, pallet jacks, and conveyors. Daniel Theobald, who co-founded parent company Vecna in 1998, will take over as CEO for the foreseeable future. Patt, who led Vecna Robotics’ spin-off from Vecna early in 2018, will continue supporting the company in…
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.
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?
Humatics, Vecna Robotics partner to improve logistics robot navigation
WALTHAM, Mass. — Humatics Corp., which makes microlocation products and software, today announced a partnership with logistics systems provider Vecna Robotics. Humatics’ KinetIQ 300 microlocation system will be integrated into Vecna’s self-driving vehicles, enabling them to navigate outdoors and in areas of warehouses that were previously considered difficult, such as loading docks, said the companies.…
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…