Retail

OttonomyRomeAirport400x275Ottonomy.IO has announced the launch of its Ottobot 2.0 at pier A of Terminal 1 at the Aeroporti di Roma (ADR) in Rome, Italy. The autonomous delivery project is part of ADR’s long-term strategy to maintain the highest levels of service and enhance passengers’ experience through the use of cutting-edge technology and innovation.

 

ServePizzaHutCanada400x275Pizza 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.

 

Locus 500MPicks 400x275Locus Robotics, which develops autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) for fulfillment warehouses, has announced that its robots have surpassed 1 billion units picked. The company said it achieved this milestone 59 days after it registered 900 million units picked.

 

ArgoPlatform400x275Argo AI, which develops autonomous vehicle technologies, has announced a comprehensive suite of products and services designed to enable businesses of any size to use autonomous vehicles to enhance ridesharing or goods delivery operations. The Argo product ecosystem can be customized to fit a business’s needs, bringing together self-driving technology, vehicle and fleet management, and data and analytics software to help companies achieve scalable autonomous operations.

 

NuroUberPartner400x275Uber Technologies has announced a 10-year partnership with Nuro, which develops autonomous vehicles, to advance the use of autonomous food deliveries in the U.S. The partnership will kick off later this fall with deliveries in Houston, Texas, and Mountain View, California.

 

BadgerBusyBeaverSept22 400x275Badger Technologies, a product division of Jabil and developer of retail automation robotics systems, has announced a production rollout of its multipurpose autonomous robots with Busy Beaver Building Centers, operator of 25 full-line home improvement centers in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. The company began a pilot program with Busy Beaver in October 2021, in which robots worked at a store in Delmont, Pa., managing more than 33,000 SKUs to improve operations and shopping experiences.

 

Cigno400x275Harpak-ULMA, the North American distributor of tray sealing manufacturer G. Mondini, has announced commercial availability of the Cigno (pronounced Cheenyo), a fully automatic compact tray sealer that looks to increase productivity for small-to-midsize food operations.

 

Mezli AutomatedFood400x275KitchenTown, a San Francisco Bay Area innovation center that helps entrepreneurs create the future of food, has announced that Mezli, a fully autonomous restaurant, has rolled out from its 30,000-square-foot San Mateo campus and is now parked at Mission Bay’s Spark Social to be open to the public.

 

Dronedek400x275Dronedek, which is developing the “mailbox of the future” for drone delivery operations, has announced a strategic partnership with facial recognition provider Scylla.

 

SpotRX 400x275AdventHealth has announced it will deploy SpotRx pharmacy kiosks to make it more accessible to patients to fill prescriptions before they leave a doctor’s office. The kiosks will provide acute and chronic medications, over-the-counter products as well as creams, ointments, eyedrops and test strips.

 

RoboTire Install400x275RoboTire, a Detroit-based robotics and automation company, has announced that a Discount Tire store in Fountain Hills, Ariz., is the first Discount Tire location in North America to install and operate a RoboTire tire-changing system. With more than 1,100 stores in the U.S., Discount Tire said it is installing the RoboTire system as one of many enhancements at its stores, designed to deliver safety and satisfaction in the customer experience.

 

FactionGroceryPointOne400x275Faction, which is developing self-driving micro-logistics vehicles and vehicle-on-demand transportation, has announced a partnership with Point One Navigation, which develops precise positioning technology. The partnership aims to bring right-sized driverless delivery and transportation solutions to the mass market.

 

OttonomyOttobot400x275Ottonomy.io has announced closing a seed funding round of $3.3 million, bringing its total funding to date to $4.9 million. The company also announced Ottobot 2.0, the newest version of its fully autonomous mobile robot for retail and restaurant deliveries.

 

Bobacino400x275Bobacino, which is developing fully automated, small footprint boba shops, has announced a new research and development partnership with Boba Guys, a San Francisco-based chain of Boba cafes that offers milk tea drinks and snacks. The partnership aims to speed the development of Bobacino’s technology and explore future collaboration opportunities.

 

Attabotics 400x275Canadian beauty retailer Modern Beauty has announced a partnership with Attabotics, which develops a 3D robotics supply chain system, to introduce its automation technology to Modern Beauty’s fulfillment center in Calgary, Alberta.

 

Korea7 ElevenDrone400x275Pablo Air, a member of the Born2Global Center, has announced a partnership with South Korea’s 7-Eleven branch to open the first convenience store drone delivery station in Korea to advance the commercialization of drone delivery.

 


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