LocusPlusOne400x275Plus One Robotics, which develops vision software for robotic picking, and Locus Robotics, which develops autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) for fulfillment warehouses, have announced a collaboration to develop an automatic picking solution. The system will combine mobile robots and stationary picking arms designed to boost productivity in e-commerce fulfillment centers.


UVDRobot Supermarket400x275Denmark’s UVD Robots has announced a global partnership agreement with OCC Commercial Consulting to help bring its UV-C disinfection robots to supermarkets, food service and retail environments. The company also announced receiving a second order of 100 robots from the European Commission, following a 200-robot order in November 2020.


BerkshireGreyAtos400x275Berkshire Grey and Atos have announced a partnership to accelerate automation of supply chain operations. The two companies will bring Intelligent Enterprise Robotic solutions to retail, transportation and logistics (RTL) customers to help them overcome strained supply chains.


GEODIS Bastian AutoStore400x275Transport and logistics provider GEODIS has announced a partnership with integrator Bastian Solutions to implement an AutoStore system into a new fulfillment site for a leading clothing retailer. The $48 million material handling equipment deal will deliver the highest throughput documented of an AutoStore system globally to support the retailer’s omnichannel capabilities, including e-commerce and more than 1,000 physical stores across the U.S.


MIR Partnership400x275Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) has announced a new integration partnership with CSi palletising, a Netherlands-based company that provides end-of-line palletizing solutions for consumer packaged goods (CPG) and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies. The collaboration will include CSi’s high-level infeed layer palletizer integrated with MiR’s MiR1350 autonomous mobile robot (AMR) to fully automate the transport of heavy pallets of materials within CPG/FMCG facilities.


OttoSiemens400x275OTTO Motors, which develops autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) has announced a partnership with Siemens Canada, which develops digital transformation software. The company will develop high-performance collaborative mobile robot control to physical asset tracking using real time location systems (RTLS). The RTLS is Siemens’ latest technology that uses a scalable locating system designed for industrial applications.


NexteraGilbert DidgeRobot400x275Nextera Robotics and Gilbane Building Company have announced a joint-venture partnership to develop an artificial intelligence platform that utilizes a fleet of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) to track construction progress and provide safety monitoring at job sites.


Microsys400x275MicroSys Electronics has announced a partnership with artificial intelligence chipmaker Hailo to launch its miriac AIP-LX2160A embedded platform, which can host up to five integrated Hailo-8 AI accelerator modules. The new edge server-grade AI solution enables high-performance and scalable AI inference capabilities at the edge. The platform offers a high bandwidth and power-efficient solution at the edge, benefiting several applications in Industry 4.0, automotive, and heavy machinery, among others.


AvaTycoSecurityRobots400x275Johnson Controls has announced it chose Ava Robotics, which develops and designs intelligent robots for workplace applications, to power its new Tyco Security Robot. Tyco demonstrated the robot at the Global Security Exchange (GSX) Conference in Orlando.


VeoRoboticsNewPartners400x275Veo Robotics, which develops systems to improve the safety and flexibility of industrial robots, has announced adding two more systems integrators to its Certified Systems Integrator Program. ABCO Automation and PDSI are the latest members of the program to help companies integrate Veo’s FreeMove system, a 3D safeguarding system that implements dynamic speed and separation monitoring to enable safe and effective human-robot collaboration.


BlaizeLeiShen400x275Blaize and LeiShen have announced a strategic cooperation agreement to integrate lidar and artificial intelligence functions in applications aimed at autonomous operations in automotive and smart city markets in China. As part of the agreement, Blaize and LeiShen are building a sensor fusion solution that combines LeiShen lidar technology with AI processing on Blaize’s Pathfinder P1600 system-on-module embedded AI accelerator.


RyderEmbark 400x275Ryder System, Inc., which develops supply chain, transportation, and fleet management solutions, has partnered with Embark Trucks to launch a nationwide network of up to 100 Embark transfer points. Ryder will provide yard operations, maintenance, and fleet management to support a seamless coast-to-coast autonomous network for Embark fleet partners.


MilremRoboticsCUAV 400x275MSI-Defence Systems Limited (MSI-DSL), which develops leading-edge weapon and underwater systems, has teamed up with European robotics and autonomous systems developer Milrem Robotics to present a highly mobile, kinetic counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (C-UAV) system.


BerkshireGreyPick 400x275Berkshire Grey, which develops AI-enabled robotics solutions to automate supply chain processes, has announced partnering with Advanced Handling Systems, a systems integrator of fulfillment and distribution solutions. The partnership will aim to help companies to grow despite current labor shortages and logistics challenges that are straining the supply chain, the companies said in a statement.


RISERobotics400x275RISE Robotics, which develops high-performance and cost-effective electro-mechanical alternatives to hydraulic cylinders, has announced a partnership with Anthony Liftgates, a manufacturer of liftgates for the trucking industry. The two companies will demonstrate the fluid-free RISE Cylinder inside an Anthony Liftgate at next week’s The Battery Show in Novi, Mich., which takes place Sept. 14-16.


AxleHire Tortoise400x275AxleHire, a last-mile delivery logistics company, has announced they would be expanding two new zero-emission pilot programs with Tortoise and URB-E. The pilots are set for Los Angeles (Tortoise) and New York City (URB-E), and will be scaled nationally in 2021 and 2022 in other cities where the companies currently have operations.