Mobile (AMRs)

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.

 

DustyRoboticsFundingSF400x275Dusty Robotics, which creates robotics for the construction industry, has announced it raised $45 million in a Series B funding round. The company said it plans to use the funds to grow its team, expand its product offerings, and accelerate manufacturing with a goal of deploying Dusty products on all construction sites in the U.S.

 

BerkshireGrey BGFlex400x275Berkshire Grey, which develops artificial intelligence-enabled robots to help automate supply chain processes, has announced the general availability of its next-generation mobile robotic platform, BG Flex.

 

TurtleBot4 400x275Clearpath Robotics, which manufactures mobile robotic platforms for research and development, and Open Robotics, the primary maintainer of the Robot Operating System (ROS) and Gazebo simulator, have launched TurtleBot 4. 

 

inViaWarehouse400x275Third-party logistics (3PL) operator Fulfyld has announced it chose inVia Robotics to integrate a full warehouse execution system (WES) and autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) into its Huntsville, Ala., warehouse to help supplement its workforce and ensure service-level agreements.

 

AIE900 XNX 400x275Axiomtek, which develops and manufactures industrial computer products, has announced the AIE900-XNX, its new edge computing system that uses the NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX platform. The new system is aimed at vision AI applications including computer vision, vision-guided robotics, autonomous mobile robots, intelligent roadside units, workplace safety, obstacle detection and traffic management, among others.

 

XponentialComposite400x275Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI) brought its annual conference, XPONENTIAL, to Orlando, Apr. 25-28. The event invites industry innovators, technology experts and end users together to experience new technology that is solving real world problems, from safety and defense, to energy and infrastructure, business, construction, health, and the environment.  

VisionNavFundingForklift400x275China’s VisionNav Robotics, which manufactures driverless industrial vehicles, has announced raising $80 million in a Series C+ round, led by Meituan (China-based e-commerce platform for services) and 5Y Capital.

 

CobaltRobotics400x275Cobalt Robotics, which automates repetitive manual security and facility tasks through a robots-as-a-service model, has announced enabling enterprise mobile video chat on its robots. With the upgrade, enterprises can connect staff and visitors with a live employee from their organization or security team first, with backup from Cobalt’s Command Center, through real-time video on the robot wherever the robot is patrolling.

 

Fabric Dallas400x275Fabric, which operates an on-demand retail platform that enables brands to realize fast fulfillment, has announced launching its new Dallas micro-fulfillment center (MFC), expanding its North American network for on-demand retail. Through a network of MFCs, automated robotic fulfillment and inventory intelligence, Fabric said it allows retailers to scale their fulfillment capacity to provide on-demand deliveries.

 

GideonTrey Forklift400x275Croatia-based Gideon has announced a new vehicle, Trey, an autonomous forklift for truck trailer loading and unloading operations. Trey can load and unload pallets entirely autonomously, which Gideon said will save more than 80% of a worker’s time. The vehicle operates safely, consistently, and reliably in dynamic environments, working alongside people in a warehouse.

 

CyngynKit400x275Cyngn, which develops autonomous driving software solutions for industrial and commercial enterprises, has announced the official launch of DriveMod Kit, a turnkey autonomous vehicle (AV) solution. The initial manufacturing run of DriveMod Kit began coming off the assembly line earlier this month.

 

GeekPlusPickStation400x275China-based Geek+, which develops autonomous mobile robot (AMR) systems for logistics operations, has announced an upgrade to its goods-to-person system with a new picking station compatible with its P-series robots that carry mobile shelves and racks.

 

SeegridSumitomo400x275Seegrid, which develops autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) for material handling tasks, has announced that Sumitomo Drive Technologies has chosen Seegrid’s mobile automation solutions for its expanded manufacturing operations. Sumitomo, which makes power transmission components, will deploy Seegrid’s Palion AMR fleet and the Fleet Central enterprise software to support autonomous hauling of parts and equipment between an existing 250,000-square-foot assembly facility and a new 100,000-square-foot warehouse.

 

SaviokeSeaview400x275Savoike, which develops secure and contact-free service robots for room service and other deliveries, has announced that Seaview Investors LLC has added the company’s Relay Service Robot to each of its hotels. 

 

PUDU A1 400x275China-based Pudu Robotics, which develops commercial service robots for restaurants and mobile delivery tasks, has unveiled its PUDU A1 robot. The company calls the PUDU A1 a compound delivery robot, designed for restaurant settings. The robot employs technologies that include food recognition, positioning and grasping, laser SLAM and visual SLAM in order to help bridge the divide between the kitchen and dining table.