Distribution Centers are exploiting data and using Labor Management Software (LMS) to optimize processes, overcome labor challenges, and drive automation deployments, including robotics systems.
Flexiv provides turnkey automation solutions based on adaptive robots powered by advanced force control, computer vision and AI technologies.
The FarmWise agricultural weeding-as-a-service solution, which leverages computer vision, machine learning and robotics technologies, can be optimized for different crops, soil types, and growth stages.
Unloading shipping containers is a difficult task to automate, but one with a very compelling business case and consequent mandate by logistics and shipping companies. In this Robot Report podcast, Evan Drumwright, CEO of Dexterous Robotics discusses his company’s unique approach to identifying, grasping and manipulation objects in shipping containers. Other news and discussion follows.
Southie Autonomy’s solution enables programming of industrial robots via a gesture-based interface, no robotics expertise or even programming skills required. The value proposition? Simplified programming, rapid development, support for high-mix and/or low-volume applications, more
FedEx’s Aaron Prather discusses the four critical steps robotics start-ups must take to in order to have their solutions reviewed, acquired and successfully deployed by Global 2000 businesses.
Walmart’s decision to end its five year experiment with Bossa Nova Robotics and their in-store robot program was unexpected, but upon further analysis not without merit, at least in the short term. Other robotics companies servicing the retail sector are progressing, but they must continue to innovate to be successful.
DreamVu’s single-sensor solution simplifies robotics systems development, reduces computational load for image processing, and provides precise, omnidirectional, 3D visioning.
In this Robot Report podcast, Aaron Prather, Senior Advisor for Technology, Research, and Planning at FedEx discusses emerging logistics technologies, robotics start-ups and more.
Dan Kara, VP, Robotics at WTWH Media interviews John McEleney, Corporate Vice President of Strategy at PTC to discuss how enhancing and improving engineering workflow provides strategic business value.
Digital transformation is a key strategic imperative for most every company. The ability to apply digital technologies to automate and modify workflow processes, including engineering processes, is critical. In this RoboBusiness Direct session, John McEleney, Corporate Vice President of Strategy at PTC, share his insights on how to design and develop robots in today’s digital era.
As application opportunities increase, the mobile robotics sector continues to expand rapidly, with funding to start-ups continuing, and larger established technology companies, including AGV suppliers, entering the market with solutions developed in-house or acquired. As standardization and commoditization looms, companies emphasize SW, RaaS and specialization as differentiators.
Companies continue to come to market with robotics solutions that seek to remedy the agricultural sector’s ongoing labor shortage challenge, especially pronounced in advanced economies, as well as the need to pay a living wage to workers.
In this informative and wide ranging RoboBusiness Direct session, MassRobotics’ Executive Director Tom Ryden leads an all-star panel of robotics researchers and industry thought leaders to discuss that latest robotics and automation research and R&D initiatives, and the ways the resulting breakthroughs make their way into the commercial sphere.
Brad Bogolea, CEO of AMR maker Simbe Robotics, and Andrew Smith, CEO of Outrider, which produces electric autonomous yard trucks, serve as guests.
Target Arm offers Tular, a unique solution for launch and recovery operations from moving vehicles for both rotary and fixed wing drones.
Large companies are not immune to the negative effects of ‘Pilot Purgatory’ on their digital and manufacturing transformation initiatives, including their merger, acquisition, and divestiture efforts. Strategic, transparent, and cross-functional execution are key to avoiding stagnation.
As robotics systems become more globally interconnected and ubiquitous, cybersecurity risks for companies using and developing them increase. Alias Robotics address the challenge with a mixture of software, hardware and consulting services solutions.
ESMERA’s Anna Donato interviews University of Bozen’s Ilaria Palomba about Wire Robotic’s solution to improve the efficiency and safety of wire harness assembly using collaborative robots.
RBR’s provides hot takes on Tesla’s limited beta program for “Feature Complete Full Self-Driving” and the ARM Institute’s emphasis on robotic sewing, textile handling and apparel manufacturing.
Mike Tremblay, CEO of Invest Ottawa, and Buck Jordan, President Miso Robotics, Join The Robot Report Podcast.
With the announcement of eight new robotics technology projects, all involving collaboration between government, industry, and academia, the ARM Institute’s total for completed or ‘in process’ advanced robotics for manufacturing programs increases to fifty-nine.
It is flexibility – in terms of technologies, methods and partnerships – that is the critical success factor for Robot Nordic, a systems integrator and developer of custom robotics and automation solutions based in the heart of the Danish robotics cluster in Odense.
In this informative RoboBusiness Direct session, Conor Walsh, founder of the Harvard Biodesign Lab and faculty member at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, will describe the current state of soft robotics research, the many ways soft wearable robots are actively being deployed now, as well as emerging opportunities for the technology.
As this case study from Boston Engineering attests, the process of developing and testing exoskeleton technologies for military applications requires a capabilities alignment across all program participants, including military, industry and academic contributors. Direct feedback from soldiers, including their insights into the effect of exos on cognitive function, is also critical.