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Black-I Takes Aim at the Midsize UGV Market

A manufacturer of midsize unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs), Black-I Robotics Inc. differentiates itself from larger, better-known competitors such as Foster-Miller Inc. and iRobot Corp. by building systems using in-house engineering, open source software, and commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components. This reduces...

Global Robotics Industry Comes Back Strong in 2010

Global Robotics Industry Comes Back Strong in 2010

More than 115,000 industrial robots shipped during 2010, almost double the number of units sold worldwide in 2009, which was the lowest year since the early ’90s, according to a statement from the International Federation of Robotics (IFR). “The prospects...

Mixed-Load Packing and Palletizing Demand Drives ABB-Axium Partnership

Today’s high-throughput distribution centers have a fast-growing logistics challenge- preparing a huge variety of packages to ship on schedule with low tolerance for errors, within an environment of rising labor costs and strict safety regulations. Large distribution centers must be...

Aethon Automates Hospital Logistics

With little direct competition and the backing of the Bosch Group, the automated developer of healthcare facility delivery systems looks to expand business.