FANUC, a global leader in industrial automation, has joined the $23 million round of funding for Soft Robotics.
The Robot Report, sibling site to Robotics Business Review, tracked $1.9 billion in robotics transactions in December 2019, including funding for aerospace, logistics, and healthcare applications.
Orchestration will need to grow to handle growth of robots throughout the 2020s.
Sensor startup looks to aid self-driving and driver-assist vehicles with better mapping and localization features.
Hardware purchases to dominate both sectors, with manufacturing remaining top buyer.
Robotics Business Review chimes in with editors’ predictions for some big themes to note during the year.
Speeding up the supply chain for first-and-last-mile deliveries will be major focus, report suggests.
Booming markets predicted for some industries, volatility in others.
Catching up on the latest robot news, team-ups, pilot programs and more.
Mobile robot companies report increased demand for robots to handle peaks caused by record online orders.
New release addresses e-commerce and omnichannel fulfillment, as well as replenishment.
Hundreds of millions of items ordered between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday.
As consumers demand faster delivery, micro-fulfillment offerings could transform physical stores.
Enormous opportunities exist for companies looking to improve efficiencies and save money on customer delivery.
Highlighting additional news items from the world of robotics during the week.
System uses AI, computer vision and autonomous drones to understand what’s on store shelves.
Customers that are filling orders via robots are expecting anywhere from 2x to 10x the volume compared to 2018.
Updates include streamline integration and automation for replenishment, returns, and cycle counting.
Last-mile delivery robot company continues to expand its offerings on college campuses across the U.S.
Facility to host R&D, manufacturing, and corporate offices for robotics division.
Modular system eliminates dependence on tethered pressurized air lines.
Warehouse software company looks to create robot company partnerships to help with AMR deployments.
Supply chain operator expects to improve efficiency 33% by automating inbound pallet process.
System integrator will offer t-Sort system to warehouse operations looking to automate sortation processes.
New technology center to focus on AI, machine learning, advanced robotics, and computer vision.