Use cases for mobile robots will likely continue to expand in 2020, both within and across industries. Here are some examples of where to look for new applications, writes columnist Kayla Matthews.
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Locus Robotics, a 2019 RBR50 company and leading developer of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) for fulfillment warehouses, has partnered with supply chain solutions provider HighJump. The companies will work together to facilitate the development of integration tools to better deploy Locus Robotics’ AMRs at shared retail and third-party logistics (3PL) customer sites. The partnership also […]
RBR50 company IAM Robotics, developer of the Swift autonomous mobile manipulation robot (AMMR), is opening a state-of-the-art headquarters and showcase innovation center in early 2020. The new 30,000-square-foot facility will be located in the emerging high tech area of Pittsburgh known as Robotics Row, a stretch of land that has become a hotbed for robotics […]
Suppliers, integrators, and users should be aware of mobile robot safety standards and best practices, explains a MiR vice president.
Whirlpool is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of home appliances. It has approximately $21 billion in annual sales, 92,000 employees and 65 manufacturing and technology research centers. It recently implemented three MiR200 autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) from Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) for materials handling at its plant in Łódź, Poland. Challenge Whirlpool produces dryers […]
ACT Fulfillment is a California-based third-party logistics (3PL) provider. Founded in 1994, ACT’s warehousing space has grown from 15,000 square feet to 1.4 million square feet. ACT employs 600 people and services wholesale, retail and e-commerce fulfillment for major fashion brands. ACT also provides value added services for its customers. ACT’s Ryan Cox led the […]
Omron’s LD-250 mobile robot is now available worldwide. The Omron LD-250 is the strongest mobile robot in the company’s LD series with a payload capacity of up to 250kg. It features a maximum speed of 1.2 m/s and a maximum run time of 13 hours before it needs to be recharged. Other models in the […]
Universal Robots and Mobile Industrial Robots are expanding their operations in Barcelona, Spain, opening a collaborative robotics hub to serve Southern Europe.
ABB opened its first global healthcare research hub on the Texas Medical Center (TMC) campus, in Houston, Texas. ABB showcased a number of concept technologies, including a mobile YuMi robot that assists with laboratory and logistics tasks in hospitals. The dual-arm, mobile YuMi will be able to sense and navigate its way around its human […]
Ford Spain recently acquired three MiR100 collaborative mobile robots to help reduce the time and human effort involved in moving materials in its Valencia factory.
Omron, an industry leader in end-to-end automation, will demonstrate an interactive collection of manufacturing equipment, including an autonomous mobile manipulator and Robotiq grippers integrated into its TM Series cobot.
There was no mobile, automated semiconductor production system that enabled component transfer from one step to the next — until KUKA’s new wafer-handling robots.