The capabilities spectrum for robotics systems has been expanded from fixed manipulators and teleoperated mobile robots to now include their intersection – mobile manipulation systems. To reach their full potential, however, mobile manipulation robots must be able to move, interact, see, think, and communicate.
Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) deployments are up substantially, with more to come. As the technology has proven to deliver business value, many new adopters are skipping long term pilot projects and moving directly to partial or full roll-outs.
For robotics systems, “supervised autonomy”, readily available for implementation today, can be used as a bridging solution between teleoperation and full autonomy.
While much of the interest and investment in healthcare robotics focuses on surgical systems, nonsurgical applications are also maturiing.
Diligent Robotics plans to use its funding to scale its Moxi mobile manipulation system to a wider customer base and to expand its hardware and software product development.
New platform aimed at providing low-cost option for researchers looking to develop autonomous mobile robots, mobile manipulation, mapping, and multi-robot systems.
Partnership with Texas Medical Center innovation center shows desire to automate non-surgical tasks within hospitals.
Social intelligence and mobile manipulation features help workers with hospital tasks.
Collaboration opens up opportunities for global researchers and companies for mobile applications.
German startup aims to reduce upfront investment for customers looking at warehouse picking tasks.
Event helps advance knowledge in multiple automation tasks across a manufacturing environment.
Teams set to compete to showcase picking, moving, and placing innovations.
Conveyor integration and a new mobile robot named Bolt helps to expand company’s mobile manipulation system for fulfillment operations.
Funding allows Pittsburgh startup to accelerate robot production for mobile manipulation platform.
Mobile piece-picking robots to be integrated into current logistics operations, and the two companies will collaborate on creating the ‘warehouse of the future.’
To meet the demand for fast, efficient e-commerce order fulfillment, collaborative piece picking robots are the goal of many organizations. DHL’s Adrian Kumar discusses how he sees the evolving market.
At MODEX 2018, logistics businesses can learn about the latest in cobots, pickers, and autonomous mobile lifts. Here are some robot picks worth checking out.