Autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) have proven to increase the productivity and reduce the cost of warehouse automation operations. While the costs of AMRs continue to drop, even as their capabilities increase, there are often hidden, and sizable, costs associated with their deployment. Here’s what to look for, and how to mitigate their impact.
Even before the advent of the Covid-19, autonomous mobile robot companies, notably those producing robots for use in e-commerce fulfillment centers, factories and warehousing, were experiencing a boom in investment. The pandemic is only accelerating investments in the AMR market.
In June 2020, investment and acquisition activity picked up a bit for autonomous vehicles, mobile robots, healthcare systems, and industrial automation.
Interact Analysis’ Rueben Scriven reviews the grocery warehouse automation market in the context of Ocado, and discusses the likely impact of COVID-19 on the growth potential of the company and the sector overall.
The novel coronavirus pandemic slowed global manufacturing as investors look to the future of transportation.
Despite strong economic headwinds from global shutdowns in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, some funding and merger activity continued in April 2020, particularly in healthcare, transportation, and manufacturing.
LogisticsIQ expects the overall revenues from the Warehouse Automation Market to increase from US $13 billion in 2018 to reach US $27 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 11.7% (2019 to 2025).
Contract manufacturer GMI Solutions evaluated mobile robotics implementation solutions using a formal 8-step process only to determine that their best option was to develop their own affordable, practical system, and launch a new company to commercialize it.
In 2019, overall robot market revenues experienced negative growth for the first time in many years affected by the global manufacturing downturn and reduced demand in major end industries such as automotive and electronics. However, the collaborative robot market still maintains a high growth rate of more than 30% (32.1% in revenue term and 31.3%…
Robotics in retail are essential for companies to transform and to respond to rapidly changing market demands. Amazon, Bossa Nova, and Brain Corp provide examples.
As the COVID-19 pandemic slowed global manufacturing and trade, investments in robots, drones, and self-driving cars continued in March 2020, with both more shutdowns and an eventual recovery to come.
From heavy lifting arms to collaborative robots, manufacturing and other industries now have a variety of options, depending on their needs.
Modular robotics are currently a niche market, but the need for flexibility could propel demand, predicts one global market analyst.
To optimize order picking, robot designers, integrators, and users should consider the pieces, processes, and training required for industrial automation, cobots, or AMRs.
Retailers with traditional automated storage and retrieval systems can now scale to fully automate millions of each picks in break pack operations.
The Sense One flash camera from Sense Photonics is a 3D, solid-state lidar that promises to help autonomous robots and vehicles see farther and more safely.
MODEX 2020 was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, but exhibitors and attendees expressed optimism about the supply chain robotics market.
Ten new deployments will use Locus Robotics AMRs for fulfillment tasks.
Organizations looking to deploy autonomous mobile robots within their environments visit with several companies at HighJump event.
Some robotics companies cancel participation as concerns over virus grow.
Soft Robotics, whose vision systems and soft grippers can handle a wide variety of items, said it can now address costly e-commerce returns of polybagged items.
RightHand Robotics has opened an office in Frankfurt, Germany, and named Jon Schechter as head of Europe.
Visual inspection in manufacturing, mobile robots in warehouses, and drone infrastructure inspections are just some of the IoT applications for the new Brain Builder SDK.
100 million units picked is just the start for the autonomous mobile robot pioneer.
System looks to improve efficiency and safety through autonomous electric vehicles for freight transfer between public roads and warehouses.