US Foods Adds Bear Robotics and 7Shifts to CHECK Business Tools Program to Address Labor Challenges
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US Foods Adds Bear Robotics and 7Shifts to CHECK Business Tools Program to Address Labor Challenges

US Foods Holding Corp., a large American foodservice distributor, announced the addition of two technology offerings to its CHECK Business Tools program: Bear Robotics and 7shifts. US Foods CHECK Business Tools program provides foodservice operators with a growing suite of technology solutions designed to help drive traffic, simplify staffing and reduce waste. Bear Robotics and…

Xenex Petitions FDA to Certify its LightStrike UV Room Disinfection Technology
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Xenex Petitions FDA to Certify its LightStrike UV Room Disinfection Technology

Xenex Disinfection Services, which develops UV disinfection technology for healthcare facilities, announced it has filed a De Novo petition with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for medical device market authorization of its LightStrike+ ultraviolet (UV) room disinfection technology. The company’s patented device emits intense bursts of broad spectrum, pulsed xenon UV light to…

Harpak-ULMA Announces 2-in-1 Automated Gravity Case Packer
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Harpak-ULMA Announces 2-in-1 Automated Gravity Case Packer

Harpak-ULMA, the industry leader in smart, connected packaging solutions, announced the North American availability of its Gravity Case Packer, an end-of-line automation solution. The Gravity Case Packer may be used with a variety of products and is easily tailored to the needs of vertical bagging operations from meat and cheese to bakery operations. Its simplified,…

OrionStar Robotics Unveils Lucki Pro Service Robot
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OrionStar Robotics Unveils Lucki Pro Service Robot

China’s OrionStar Robotics has announced the next generation of its delivery robot. The Lucki PRO service robot includes features such as a dish recognition camera, 360-degree smart ambient lamp, 14.1-inch high-definition screen, and torsion bar damping suspension. The dish recognition camera can automatically identify and broadcast dishes, enabling real-time data analysis and standardization for chain…

Ottonomy.IO Unveils Ottobot Yeti for Unattended Deliveries
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Ottonomy.IO Unveils Ottobot Yeti for Unattended Deliveries

Ottonomy.IO has unveiled Ottobot Yeti, an autonomous unattended delivery robot designed for curbside, first-mile and last-mile deliveries, locker integration and automating the return process for retailers. Ottobot 2.0, introduced in Q3 2022, is a fully customizable and modular robot that features interchangeable cabins and specializations based on the needs of retail, restaurants, and curbside deliveries. Designed…

Veuron Technology Launches  Eco-Friendly Autonomous Cold-Chain Delivery Truck
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Veuron Technology Launches  Eco-Friendly Autonomous Cold-Chain Delivery Truck

South Korean lidar and autonomous driving startup Vueron Technology has announced it will launch an eco-friendly autonomous truck delivery business, with an exclusive partnership with the leading cold-chain logistics platform in Korea. Founded in 2019, Veuron specializes in developing lidar solutions and autonomous driving technology. It provides VueOne, an automotive lidar solution, and VueTwo, a…

Dobot Launches Collaborative Retail Automation Robots
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Dobot Launches Collaborative Retail Automation Robots

To address labor shortages and rising costs in the retail and service sectors, China-based Dobot has announced a new Nova Series of collaborative robots designed specifically for retail customers. The new robots can handle tasks such as making coffee, cocktails, ice cream, noodles, fried chicken, and even perform physical therapy.

 

Techman Robot Launches New AI-based Cobot Series
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Techman Robot Launches New AI-based Cobot Series

Taiwan-based Techman Robot has announced its TM AI Cobot series, a collaborative robot that combines a robot arm with native artificial intelligence inference engine and smart vision system. The all-in-one system is aimed to be deployed in factories looking to accelerate the transition to Industry 4.0.

 

Picnic Works, ContekPro Partner to Create Modular Automated Pizza Kitchen
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Picnic Works, ContekPro Partner to Create Modular Automated Pizza Kitchen

Picnic Works, a Seattle-based developer of kitchen automation technology, has announced a partnership with ContekPro, which develops modular kitchens. The partnership will create factory-built pizza kitchens for commercial foodservice providers that feature faster deployments, hassle-free launches and more cost-efficient equipment.

 

‘Cake Boss’, LBX Food Robotics Launch Hot Food Robot Kiosks in Las Vegas
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‘Cake Boss’, LBX Food Robotics Launch Hot Food Robot Kiosks in Las Vegas

LBX Food Robotics, which develops hot food vending systems, has announced teaming up with Buddy Valastro, celebrity chef from “Cake Boss” and owner of The Boss Cafe by Buddy Valastro restaurant. The partnership will offer customized Bake Xpress hot food kiosks to serve foods from Valastro’s restaurant, which opened in April in Las Vegas.

 

Serve Robotics Partners With Pizza Hut Canada for Delivery Services
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Serve Robotics Partners With Pizza Hut Canada for Delivery Services

Pizza Hut Canada has announced the launch of its new robot delivery service, through a partnership with Serve Robotics. The service will host a two-week pilot program in Vancouver, British Columbia, allowing customers who place an order via the Pizza Hut app to have menu items delivered directly to their doorstep via robot.