If you approach automation hastily, things may not go well. The sizable investment for mobile robots requires system implementation be properly planned out, involves the right team members, and follows the following 8 critical steps.
ARMAR-6 collaborative humanoid robot is ‘complete,’ say SecondHands, Ocado
The ARMAR-6 humanoid robot, developed by the SecondHands consortium to help warehouse and factory workers, includes advances in machine learning, robotic manipulation, and human-machine interaction.
How 6 River Systems’ robots help protect warehouse workers during the COVID-19 crisis
In a blog post, 6 River Systems CTO Chris Cacioppo explains how his company’s systems, including the Chuck robotic cart, are helping to keep warehouse workers safe during the novel coronavirus crisis.
AMR maker AutoGuide names Mike Harper as VP of sales and marketing
Mike Harper, an experienced robotics and application engineering executive, is tasked with growing AutoGuide Mobile Robotics through today’s trying business environment and beyond.
AGVs vs AMRs: how to choose between mobile robots
Although both AGVs and AMRs allow materials to be moved from point A to point B, the comparison ends there. Here is a breakdown of AGVs vs AMRs.
Geek+ launches C200M extended-depth, bin-to-person mobile robot
Geek+ said its new C200M autonomous mobile robot can use warehouse space more efficiently and reach farther into shelves, with an extended cargo storage range.
Körber unifies brands for supply chain offerings, including autonomous mobile robots
Körber Supply Chain said it brings unique depth and breadth of expertise in technologies such as autonomous mobile robots to simplify supply chain complexity.
Chuck mobile robot from 6 River Systems wins two Red Dot design awards
The Red Dot international design competition gave two awards to 6 River Systems’ Chuck mobile robot for “incomparable functionality.”
Ingram Micro invests in automation, including 6 River Systems’ Chuck
Ingram Micro uses automated storage and retrieval systems, and in one facility, it has to move 40,000 SKUs for a fashion retailer. 6 River Systems’ Chuck is helping.
Bosch Rexroth partners with Geek+ to develop logistics AMRs
Mobile robotics leader Geek+ and drive and control technology provider Bosch Rexroth said they are collaborating to better serve the global logistics market.
FLOW Core software from Omron designed to simplify mobile robot fleet management
Omron Automation Americas announced FLOW Core, a new software package designed to simplify integration, maximize reliability, and support flexibility in mobile robot applications.
Wholesaler ICM uses MiR mobile robots to keep up with demand for protective gear
Not only has automation helped Danish wholesaler ICM improve efficiency, but three MiR1000 mobile robots from Mobile Industrial Robots have also improved worker satisfaction.
DHL deploying 1,000 mobile robots across North America
DHL Supply Chain is one of the early adopters of autonomous mobile robots. It announced in 2018 a multi-year plan to invest $300 million in emerging technologies across its North American operations.
Day 2 MODEX roundup: Deals yes, handshakes no
On Day 2 of the MODEX materials handling event, companies continued to announce new partnerships and customer deals that involved autonomous robots.
Waypoint Robotics partners with Numina Group on batch fulfillment, offers AMR top module
Waypoint Robotics has integrated its Vector mobile robot with Numina Group’s RDS Batch Bot coordination software. It is also offering the Kingpin system for moving carts.
MODEX roundup: Robot firms trumpet new products, partnerships
On the opening day of the MODEX intralogistics show, several robotics companies announced new products and partnerships to help automate materials handling.
Fetch, Zebra team up to integrate fulfillment processes with AMRs
Looking to provide assistance for piece, case and pallet picking operations, Fetch Robotics and Zebra announce an integrated robot/software collaboration.
UR showing cobot-powered fulfillment solutions at MODEX
MODEX will be the launch pad for supply chain solutions from Universal Robots, including the Quick Development Kit and a palletizer and de-palletizer.
UniCarriers, Vecna Robotics expand partnership for automated pallet jack support
UniCarriers, the third-largest forklift manufacturer in the world, will help Vecna Robotics reach more users with its automated pallet jack and Pivotal orchestration software.
Workflow Builder enables DIY deployment of Fetch AMRs
Fetch Robotics CEO Melonee Wise has long talked about ease of use being a major challenge when it comes to robotics. Today, the San Jose, Calif.-based company is taking steps it hopes will make it easier to deploy its autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) and iterate through workflows. Fetch has launched its Workflow Builder toolkit that […]