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Logistics and supply chain automation is one of the fastest-growing applications for mobile robots and manipulators. E-commerce order fulfillment, more flexible warehouses, and drone delivery are among the benefits of robots and AI in supply chains.

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British RAS Community Rallies Around Manufacturing, Logistics

The U.K. manufacturing and logistics sector has joined several events focusing on how British RAS can help improve efficiency and provide competitive advantage. However, can academic-industrial partnerships overcome the U.K.'s lag in industrial automation?

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UK Robot Sales Lag Outside The Automotive Sector

UK Robot Sales Lag Outside The Automotive Sector

The UK's PPMA group reports that while sales of automotive robots are booming in that region, a reluctance to integrate robotics in other sectors is causing the UK to trail other countries in the progression of highly automated manufacturing procedures

Rio Tinto’s $3.6B Bid to Marry Mining to Robotics

Rio Tinto’s $3.6B Bid to Marry Mining to Robotics

The Pilbara robot trials were a real-world success. The most-watched machine was the autonomous, AT version of the Komatsu 930E, the best-selling off-road dump truck in the world?and now soon-to-be strategic hauling tool of choice for the Pilbara?s millions of...

Thinking Twice On Rethink Robotics

Thinking Twice On Rethink Robotics

According to expert analyst Dan Kara, Rethink Robotics is very well positioned, in terms of executive leadership, financing and first-to-market advantage to monopolize the market for its unique class of manufacturing robots for the foreseeable future.

ABB Robotics Debuts New Robot Palletizer

ABB Robotics Debuts New Robot Palletizer

Programming times for the PalletPack 460 can be reduced by as much as 65% compared to traditional methods, shortening the return on investment and making robotic palletizing highly attractive to a wide range of end-users. What used to take days...

Permira Funds To Acquire Intelligrated To The Tune Of $500M

Permira Funds To Acquire Intelligrated To The Tune Of $500M

Permira funds recognizes Intelligrated as a company working across its core investment sectors ? industrial services, consumer and technology. Intelligrated designs, manufactures and installs complete material handling automation solutions for the warehousing, distribution, consumer product manufacturing, postal and parcel markets.

RobotShop The Amazon Of Robotics?

RobotShop The Amazon Of Robotics?

RobotShop was recently ranked 63rd among Profit magazine?s ?200 Fastest-Growing Companies in Canada?. The Canadian online retailer has grown 843% in the last five years, which indicates that a significant number of consumers are inviting domestic robots into their homes.

Universal Robotics’ Neocortex 3.0 Learns Like People Do

Currently, Neocortex enables a new level of automation in logistics. By enabling a robot, or any actuated machine, to react and adapt to its surroundings, it can perform tasks that are costly, dangerous or difficult for humans to undertake.

American Packaging Corporation Puts Seegrid Robots To Work

American Packaging Corporation Puts Seegrid Robots To Work

APC chose to automate the transportation process with Seegrid robotic industrial trucks rather than Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) once it was determined that the labor costs associated with traditional forklift operations were not optimal and AGVs would be more difficult...