Mobile (AMRs)

GeekPlus RoboShuttle400x275Geek+, a global maker of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), has announced the launch of its RoboShuttle RS8-DA, an eight-meter high flexible arm robot. The new robot is designed to allow customers to maximize the use of their warehouses.


ForwardX Warehouse Funding400x275Research firm Interact Analysis is predicting that by the end of 2025, 2.1 million mobile robots will be deployed in more than 53,000 warehouses and factories. This compares to 2020, in which over 9,000 customer sites had mobile robots deployed.


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.


ROHM 75Wdiode 400x275ROHM Semiconductor has announced the development of a high optical output laser diode, the RLD90QZW3, designed for applications such as automated guided vehicles (AGVs), service robots in the industrial equipment sector, and consumer robot vacuums that incorporate lidar for distance measurement and spatial recognition.


LocusKoerberISN 400x275Locus Robotics and Körber Supply Chain have announced that a deployment of 49 autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) across the Integrated Supply Network (ISN) has resulted in a productivity increase of 266%. 


ROEQ TMS C1500 400x275Denmark’s ROEQ has announced the launch of two new top modules and accessories that boost the payload and lifting capabilities of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) from Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR). The new ROEQ TMS-C1500 allows MiR AMRs to transport up to 1,500 kg for the first time. The company also launched the TML200 top module, with a stroke of 40 mm that can lift loads carried by the MiR250 robot. 


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.


PuduFlashBot400x275China’s Pudu Robotics has announced the global launch of its first-generation building delivery robot. FlashBot is the latest autonomous mobile robot from the company, armed with advanced Internet of Things technology for building delivery service. This includes the ability of the robot to take an elevator to provide safe and reliable room delivery for hotels and office buildings, giving customers a contactless delivery option.


Burro 400x275Burro, formerly known as Augean Robotics, has announced it raised $10.9 million in a Series A funding round. The company’s mobile and collaborative robots provide outdoor assistance for work that people no longer want to do, as well as lay the foundation for more comprehensive automation later.


MetoMotion400x275MetoMotion, an Israel-based developer of intelligent robotics systems to help growers operate farms of the future, has announced completing a $5 million investment round. The company said the funds will be used to finalize research and development activities, set up production and marketing activities, and launch the commercial product.


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.


VecnaSpeedPallet400x275Vecna Robotics, which develops pallet-handling autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) and workflow orchestration software, has announced new software to increase AMR performance for warehouse, distribution and manufacturing organizations. The new Mark 3 software aims to double fleet performance and improve efficiency and throughput, while continuing to exceed industry safety standards.


SDP SI 042 400x275Stock Drive Products / Sterling Instrument (SDP/SI), which provides mechanical and electromechanical design, engineering, and precision manufacturing for motion and power transmission applications, has announced launching a series of frameless motors as a drop-in solution for robotics applications.


InOrbitFree400x275InOrbit, which develops cloud-based robot operations (RobOps) software, has announced a free version of the platform to let companies manage an unlimited number of robots for as long as they’d like. The goal is to help robot developers and operations teams scale their robots while focusing on unique features of their robots.