In Episode 47 of The Robot Report Podcast, Blue Ocean Robotics CEO Claus Risager discusses the company’s early entry into disinfection robots before COVID-19 struck. Also, the future of Fetch Robotics after the Zebra Technologies acquisition, Aurora’s SPAC play, Abundant Robotics’ shutdown, and the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter.
Photoneo implements Parallel Structured Light technology in a 3D camera – MotionCam-3D – which allows the capture of objects moving up to 140 km/h, delivering a point cloud resolution of 0.9 Mpx (and 2Mpx in the static mode).
Robotics-as-a-Service (RaaS) business models have found favor with both providers and users of advanced robotics systems. Attend this online session on July 21st to learn how companies are employing RaaS models business , along with the various business, legal, technical and operational aspects of the approach.
Zebra Technologies announced that it would be acquiring autonomous mobile robotics supplier Fetch Robotics. Interact Analysis’ Ash Sharma breaks it all down.
Autonomous mobile robots, along with the first commercial autonomous mobile manipulation robots, can be used to automate many DC and warehouse tasks. They also enable whole news ways of executing warehouse operations, which in turn are increasing the resiliency and flexibility of supply chain workflows.
Ambi Robotics’ Ken Goldberg and Jim Liefer discuss Ambi’s recent US $6 million Seed round, and picking robots trained using simulations. Also, Carbon Robotics CEO Paul Mikesell on weeding robots.
RBR essential announcements for the interval ranging from April 9 – 16, 2021 include notices from Cruise, Ocado Group, Oxbotica, Canvas, Multiply Labs, Pickle Robot, Gaussian Robot, and Memic Innovative Surgery.
Acquisition of industry leading mobile robotics website, together with Mike Oitzman continuing as editor, strengthens WTWH Media’s robotics brand and serves as catalyst for future growth.
BMW Group’s IDEALworks (IW) subsidiary stated goal is for IW to become a leading supplier of autonomous mobile robotics (AMRs) solutions in the logistics sector. BMW’s new initiative validates the AMR market, but also challenges existing AMR players.
Retailers and 3PLs are rapidly adopting a wide range of automation technologies – including robotics – to improve the operational efficacy and efficiency in warehouses and distribution centers. The primary demand driver is e-commerce.
In this podcast, Rick Faulk, CEO of Locus Robotics, discusses $150 million Series E and the company’s unicorn status. Also Wilder Systems’ cobots, NASA JPL’s Mars rovers and Waymo’s robotaxi.
RBR essential announcements for the interval ranging from March 5 – 12, 2021 include notices from Nimble Robotics, Axon, Skydio, Bedrock Ocean Exploration, Refraction AI, ForSight Robotics, GreyOrange and Vicarious.
Tessella Automation’s PISMO platform and supporting technologies speed and ease the configuration and reconfiguration of collaborative robot production systems. The result? Reduced costs along with increased automation flexibility and business agility.
HeroWear’s back-assist Apex exosuit, which reduces back strain when objects are lifted, can be adjusted to fit workers of all sizes — both men and women. Imagine that.
While third-party logistics (3PLs) companies have offered Fulfillment–as–a–Service (FaaS) for years, automation technology vendors are now beginning to provide FaaS solutions along with their more traditional technologies, products and services offerings.
Waypoint’s easy to use and intuitive autonomous mobile robots can be set up and operating in under 15 minutes.
In this Robot Report podcast, Greg Smith, President of Teradyne’s Industrial Automation Group discusses the company’s robotics acquisition strategies and future plans.
The five most popular RoboBusiness Direct sessions are available on demand. Topics include 1) robotics investment models, 2) robotics for logistics tasks, 3) the frontiers of manufacturing, 4) robotics commercializing strategies, and 5) the future of human-robot-collaboration.
RBR essential announcements for the interval ranging from January 8 – 14, 2021 include notices from Hyundai Robotics, MakinaRocks, Oceaneering International, WeRide.ai, Energy Robotics, DreamVu, Quicktron, Leadec, maxon Group, Fourier Intelligence and Naïo Technologies.
Meili Robots’ universal fleet management solution supports multiple brands of mobile robots, and integrates with all ERP systems.
Boston Dynamics’ VP Michael Patrick Perry discusses plans for the Spot quadruped and Hyundai’s acquisition of the company. Also, DARPA’s Timothy Chung reviews the DARPA SubT Challenge.
While the number of transactions involving robotics companies has held steady through this year, the total value in November 2020 was half of that in November 2019.
RBR essential announcements for the interval ranging from December 11, 2020 to December 18, 2020 include notices from Flyability, Fellow AI, Berkshire Grey, Locus Robotics, AutoGuide Mobile Robots, German Bionic, LG Electronics, Hyundai Motor Group, Innoviz Technologies and Universal Robots.
How can robotic automation be applied within warehouses and distribution centers to improve efficiency, increase flexibility, and reduce costs? Attend this webinar to find out.
Artificial intelligence (AI) can improve many operational aspects of AGVs and AMRs, and increase worker satisfaction. As such, AI must be a fundamental building block in robotics design and harnessed by management.