ROEQ OMRON400x275Denmark-based ROEQ, which develops top modules and cart systems for autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), has announced new options for owners of the OMRON LD-250. The new TMC500 top module and Cart500 doubles the payload capacity of the AMR from 250 kg (550 lbs.) to 500 kg (1,100 lbs.), but also provides a standardized, safe and flexible solution for internal logistics tasks.


Locus DHL 400x275Locus Robotics, which develops autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) for fulfillment warehouses, has announced the expansion of their partnership with DHL Supply Chain, the contract logistics group within Deutsche Post DHL Group. The extended partnership includes the deployment of Locus’ AMRs at DHL’s Canal Winchester and Lockbourne, Ohio, fulfillment centers to support high-volume order fulfillment for Carhartt, a global clothing retailer customer.


VelodyneStanley400x275Velodyne Lidar has announced a multi-year agreement to provide its lidar sensors to Stanley Robotics, which develops an automated valet parking solution. The system uses autonomous handling robots to help parking lots improve the customer experience and increase the number of vehicles that can be stored.


Symbotic UNFI 400x275United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) and Symbotic have announced a commercial agreement to implement Symbotic’s artificial intelligence-enabled robotics and software automation in five of UNFI’s distribution centers over the next four years. The agreement also gives UNFI the option to implement Symbotic’s warehouse automation systems in additional distribution centers.


TMobile Indro400x275T-Mobile has announced it is working with InDro Robotics, a Canadian air and ground robotics research and development company, to utilize 5G wireless connectivity to operate Indro’s ground-based industrial inspection robots. The companies are currently testing security and inspection capabilities at electrical substations.


ScaniaTruck400x275Sweden-based Scania has announced a partnership with HAVI Supply Chain for a new trial project that sees an autonomous truck being used in the transport of commercial goods. The pilot program, carried out under regular traffic conditions, looks to learn about the effectiveness of autonomous truck transport as part of hub-to-hub operations.


ICE Cobotics T Mobile400x275T-Mobile has announced that ICE Cobotics, a developer of cleaning technologies and equipment, has chosen the T IoT connectivity solution to help their customers more easily manage fleets of floor-cleaning robots.


AerobotixFerro400x275Aerobotix and FerRobotics have announced a partnership to create the first Class II, Division 1 (C2D1) end of arm tool (EAOT) automated sander. Meeting a demand for a hazardous-environment solution that achieves time and cost efficiencies along with enabling safer work environments, the special orbital sander lessens human involvement in hazardous tasks.


ReliableRobotics Africa400x275Reliable Robotics, which is developing autonomous aircraft systems, has announced a strategic collaboration with Astral Aviation, a Kenya-based airline, with the goal of enhancing aviation safety and increasing air cargo connectivity in sub-Saharan Africa. The two companies will work together to develop operational, regulatory and business plans to launch automated aircraft operations in the region.


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.


BlendidJambaLoves400x275Blendid, which develops food automation systems through robotics, has announced a deployment of its Jamba by Blendid autonomous robotic kiosk at a Love’s Travel Stops store in California. Located at the rest area in Williams, Calif., just outside of Sacramento, the kiosk provides customers with smoothies on the go prepared by a robotic system.


MFEInspection400x275MFE Inspection Solutions has announced its appointment as a reseller of Emesent, which develops drone autonomy systems. The partnership will give MFE customers access to the full line of Emesent products, including their flagship product Hovermap ST, an autonomy and mapping payload.


PicnicWorksPizzaStation400x275Picnic Works, which develops food automation technologies, has announced a partnership with Domino’s Pizza Enterprises, the largest franchisee of Domino’s stores outside of the U.S. The partnership will explore how restaurant automation can enhance customer and employee experiences, with a demonstration of the Picnic Pizza Station in a Domino’s store in Germany.


LevanCenter400x275The Alan B. Levan | NSU Broward Center of Innovation and educational robotics company RobotLAB have partnered up to build a new artificial intelligence and robotics lab. The Robotics & AI Lab by RobotLAB is a turnkey, state-of-the-art modular learning space designed to enable users’ rotation between AI stations.


GatikPitneyBowes400x275Gatik, which develops autonomous middle-mile logistics solutions, has announced a multi-year commercial agreement with Pitney Bowes, a global shipping and mailing company. The agreement will have Gatik integrating its Class 6 autonomous box trucks into the Pitney Bowes e-commerce logistics network in the Dallas market beginning in Q1 2023.


Caterpillar798AC 400x275Caterpillar Inc., BHP Group Limited and Finning International have announced an agreement to replace BHP’s entire haul truck fleet at the Escondida mine, the world’s largest copper producer, located in the Antofagasta region of northern Chile.


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