Industrial Robot Arms

Humatics400x275Humatics, which develops highly precise location-based radio frequency technology, has announced the release of a new microlocation transponder that is 66% smaller than its previous version. The smaller size aims to open a new level of deployment options for the market, which includes robotics applications, the company said.


FlexivRDK400x275Flexiv, which develops intelligent general-purpose robots, has announced the release of its Robotic Development Kit (RDK), which provides users with a toolkit to enhance how their robot works, as well as let them create customized applications easier.


SouthieFunding400x275Boston-based Southie Autonomy, which develops intelligent robotic automation software, has announced raising $2.5 million in seed funding. The company also announced an additional $5 million in venture lease funding to support Southie’s robot-as-a-service business model.


DHL DoraSorter400x275DHL eCommerce Solutions has announced it conducted a successful one-year pilot of two DoraSorter robotic systems at its Atlanta distribution center. The robotic sortation systems are one of the projects that are part of DHL’s $100 million, five-year automation investment plan.


3MRoboTape 400x275Commercial bonding manufacturer 3M has teamed up with systems integrator Innovative Automation to provide industrial manufacturers with an automated solution for tape applications that require precision, repeatability and high output. The RoboTape System for 3M Tape allows manufacturers to gain the benefits of 3M tape in an assembly process, while also maximizing production throughput, improving quality, and reducing manual labor and limiting re-work.


GlacierRecycling400x275Glacier, which is developing artificial intelligence-powered robotic waste technology, has announced emerging from stealth and raising $4.5 million in seed funding. The company produces a recycling robot that combines AI and robotics to sort more than 30 different item types.


EnsensoLaundry400x275How a German tech startup enabled automation for industrial laundries through vision systems and robotics.


ABB high speed alignment400x275ABB Robotics has announced a new software solution to transform speed and accuracy in electronics assembly. The High Speed Alignment software includes 50 years of software expertise, and is the first to offer manufacturers the ability to increase the speed of six-axis robots by 70%, and accuracy by 50%, ABB said.


ABB Selfridges400x275Industrial robot manufacturer ABB is demonstrating the future of retail with a 3D printing demonstration at Selfridges, one of London’s premier department stores on Oxford Street. Throughout April, the demonstration in a window display shows an ABB robot 3D printing a variety of personalized designer objects made from Parley Ocean Plastic – intercepted marine plastic debris collected from Parley’s Global Cleanup network.


OsaroKonoike400x275Konoike Transport, OSARO and inVia Robotics have teamed up on a new project to showcase a prototype of an automated warehouse where autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) work together with picking robots. The system is optimized for warehouse and e-commerce applications that involve large SKU inventories, and will take place at the Konoike Institute of Technology Innovation Center (KITC) in Japan.


H3 ElidPartner400x275Singapore-based H3 Dynamics and ELID Technology have announced a commercial and technology partnership that combines artificial intelligence-enabled facade assessments with robotic facade repair gondolas.


MODEX2022 crowdThousands of people gathered in Atlanta this week for the MODEX 2022 event, which showcases supply chain and logistics solutions for companies aiming to get products into the hands of customers. A huge focus of the show in recent years has been the growth of automation and robotics systems, which was on display again this year.


TompkinsPlusOne 400x275San Antonio-based Plus One Robotics, which develops 3D and AI-powered vision software for robots, has announced a partnership with Tompkins Robotics, a developer of robotic automation for distribution and fulfillment tasks. The two companies are teaming up to offer an automated picking solution that combines Plus One Robotics software with Tompkins’ tStort system.


CovariantSurvey400x275A new survey from AI robotics company Covariant revealed that more than half of respondents feel that intelligent robots have become smart enough to reliably run pick-and-place stations. The results were shared by Covariant ahead of next week’s MODEX 2022 event in Atlanta, which focuses on warehouse operations and supply chain solutions.


OSARO Bagging400x275OSARO, which develops advanced robotic automation solutions, has announced a comprehensive robotics system for automated bagging. The system will be demonstrated at next week’s MODEX 2022 event in Atlanta.


Kindred Induct400x275Kindred has announced its INDUCT system, an AI-powered robotic workcell  designed to automate the small parcel induction process. The system aims to help parcel, post, and e-commerce fulfillment companies alleviate capacity shortages and increase capacity to address supply chain challenges.