Cobot manufacturer Universal Robots has announced it earned $311 million in revenue in 2021, up 41% compared with 2020 and 23% higher than revenue from 2019, pre-pandemic. The revenue numbers for Universal also represent a new record.  

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As companies continue to grow, innovate and deploy their robotics and autonomous technologies, certain milestones are met. This week, two companies made announcements regarding achieving new goals – sidewalk delivery firm Serve Robotics said it was the first autonomous vehicle company to complete commercial deliveries at Level 4 autonomy; and WeRide announced it reached 10 million kilometers (6.2 million+ miles) of autonomous driving on public roads, with 2.5 million km in fully driverless mode.

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Germany-based Wandelbots, a robotics software company that aims to make industrial robots more ...
Electric Sheep Robotics, which develops autonomous lawn mowers, has announced raising $21.5 million ...
Owl Autonomous Imaging (Owl AI), which develops monocular 3D thermal imaging and ranging solutions ...
Wisk, which is developing advanced air mobility (AAM) services and the first all-electric, ...
Ouster and Serve Robotics have announced a strategic customer agreement that includes a binding ...
Phantom Auto, which develops remote operation software for logistics vehicles, has announced a ...
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Aquiline Drones, an American drone manufacturing and cloud technology company, and GlobalFlyte, ...
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Cyngn, which develops autonomous driving software for industrial and commercial enterprises, has ...
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France-based Exotec, which builds warehouse robotic automation systems, has announced raising $335 ...
Home Delivery Service (HDS Global), a personalized e-commerce delivery service powered by the ...
J.B. Hunt Transport Services has announced a long-term, strategic alliance with Waymo Via aimed to ...

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FANUC America has announced the M-1000iA robot, which can handle heavy products such as automotive components, construction materials and battery packs for electric vehicles. The robot is its largest serial-link robot to date, with a 1,000 kg payload, a 3,253 mm horizontal reach, and 4,297 mm vertical reach. Production units are expected to ship in Q1 2022.

“Customers that process very heavy parts need more versatility in the workspace,” said Eric Potter, general manager of FANUC America’s general industries and automotive segment. “This robot is a great solution for a variety of applications such as drilling and handling large automotive components, processing and handling battery packs for electric vehicles, fabrication and handling of construction materials, and much more.”

 

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Beyond Imagination, an AI and robotics platform company developing humanoid robots, has announced ...
Owl Autonomous Imaging (Owl AI), which develops monocular 3D thermal imaging and ranging solutions ...
Ouster and Serve Robotics have announced a strategic customer agreement that includes a binding ...
Powermat, which develops wireless power solutions, has announced a full-featured wireless charging ...
Vecow, which develops embedded AIoT systems, has announced a collaboration with MOV.AI, which helps ...
Festo has announced surging interest in its electric series (E-series) of intelligent magnetic ...
At this week’s CES 2022 event in Las Vegas, Lumotive and ZKW Group unveiled a functional ...
Israel-based Innoviz Technologies has announced the launch of its next-generation lidar sensor, the ...
Quanergy Systems, which provides lidar sensors and smart perception solutions, has partnered with ...
Ambarella, which develops artificial intelligence vision silicon, has announced its new Artificial ...
Intel’s Mobileye division has announced the EyeQ Ultra, a system-on-chip (SoC) designed for ...
Powercast, which develops radio frequency (RF) wireless power technologies, has announced it will ...
Munich, Germany-based Blickfeld, a startup developing high performance and mass-producible lidar ...
Voyant Photonics, which fabricates optical systems optimized for FMCW lidar using low-cost ...
Lidar manufacturers AEye and Velodyne Lidar have announced they will not attend CES 2022 in person, ...
CAES, which develops advanced mission-critical electronics, has announced a contract award from the ...
StradVision, which develops AI-based vision processing technology for autonomous vehicles and ...
Elementary, which has built an artificial intelligence machine vision platform for quality and ...
Keysight Technologies, which provides advanced design and validation solutions, has announced the ...
ABB has announced the addition of two new members of its OmniCore controller family to help meet ...

Robotics Market: Materials Handling


AutoStore R5 plus400x275Norway-based AutoStore has announced the global availability of its R5+ Robot, which will enable warehouses to manage larger items within the AutoStore system. The R5+ can handle bins up to 425 mm, the tallest bins available from AutoStore. Until now, this size was a premium feature available only to AutoStore B1 Robot installations, the company said.

AutoStore said the new R5+ opens up several markets for the company, such as footwear, semiconductors, and other similar applications. The maximum grid height for AutoStore customers using the R5+ with 425 mm bins will be slightly higher than a grid using 330 mm bins, creating a grid composed of 14 layers of bins at about 6,044 mm tall (about 19 feet).

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Robotics Market of the Week: Materials Handling

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Denmark’s Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR), which develops autonomous mobile robots for warehouses ...
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Elroy Air, which is developing an end-to-end autonomous vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aerial ...
Vecna Robotics, which develops flexible material handling automation technology with software and ...
Denmark’s UVD Robots has announced that Ecolab, a global leader in infection prevention solutions ...
Toronto-based Drone Delivery Canada Corp. (DDC) has announced continued success in its development ...
Electric Sheep Robotics, which develops autonomous lawn mowers, has announced raising $21.5 million ...
Phantom Auto, which develops remote operation software for logistics vehicles, has announced a ...
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Aigen, a startup developing a scalable solar-powered robotics platform for agriculture and soil ...
Cyngn, which develops autonomous driving software for industrial and commercial enterprises, has ...
Powermat, which develops wireless power solutions, has announced a full-featured wireless charging ...
France-based Exotec, which builds warehouse robotic automation systems, has announced raising $335 ...
Home Delivery Service (HDS Global), a personalized e-commerce delivery service powered by the ...
J.B. Hunt Transport Services has announced a long-term, strategic alliance with Waymo Via aimed to ...
Norway-based AutoStore has announced the global availability of its R5+ Robot, which will enable ...
Brain Corp, which develops artificial intelligence software for robotics, has announced the launch ...
LG Business Solutions USA has announced that its LG CLOi ServeBot, a mobile commercial service ...
Ricoh USA and 6 River Systems have announced a new initiative designed to support warehouse ...

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Cobot manufacturer Universal Robots has announced it earned $311 million in revenue in 2021, up 41% ...
Denmark’s Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR), which develops autonomous mobile robots for warehouses ...
Sam’s Club, the membership warehouse club division of Walmart, has announced a national, chain-wide ...
Topcon Positioning Group, which designs and manufactures precision measurement and workflow ...
Elroy Air, which is developing an end-to-end autonomous vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aerial ...
Vecna Robotics, which develops flexible material handling automation technology with software and ...
Switzerland-based Distalmotion has announced raising $90 million in Series E financing to help ...
Flirtey has announced that it rebranded its last-mile drone delivery business to SkyDrop. The ...
Denmark’s UVD Robots has announced that Ecolab, a global leader in infection prevention solutions ...
Electric Sheep Robotics, which develops autonomous lawn mowers, has announced raising $21.5 million ...
Epson Robots has announced new updates to its T-Series line of all-in-one SCARA Robots with the ...
As companies continue to grow, innovate and deploy their robotics and autonomous technologies, ...
Aquiline Drones, an American drone manufacturing and cloud technology company, and GlobalFlyte, ...
FANUC America has announced the M-1000iA robot, which can handle heavy products such as automotive ...
Aigen, a startup developing a scalable solar-powered robotics platform for agriculture and soil ...
Formic Technologies, which utilizes a Robots-as-a-Service (RaaS) model that lets companies pay an ...
Gaumard Scientific Co., which develops simulation technology for healthcare education and training, ...
Home Delivery Service (HDS Global), a personalized e-commerce delivery service powered by the ...
Brain Corp, which develops artificial intelligence software for robotics, has announced the launch ...
LG Business Solutions USA has announced that its LG CLOi ServeBot, a mobile commercial service ...