Mobile (AMRs)

KnightscopeK1 400x275Knightscope, which develops advanced physical security technology through robotics, has announced the new K1 Hemisphere Autonomous Security Robot (ASR), and is now accepting pre-orders at its website. 

 

 

BearRobotics Abuela400x275Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant has announced that its Rogers, Ark., location has deployed a Servi hospitality robot from Bear Robotics in a pilot program designed to give human servers a helping hand and more time to interact with guests. The restaurant chain said it is exploring the Servi’s ability to improve guest satisfaction, increase efficiency and help retain restaurant staff in a tight labor market.

 

MeloneeWise400x275Tailos, which is developing autonomous robots for the hospitality and industrial cleaning industries, has announced the election of Melonee Wise to the company’s board of directors. Wise, the founder of Fetch Robotics and current vice president of Automation at Zebra Technologies (which acquired Fetch in 2021), brings decades of experience in robotics development and building innovative companies.

 

Toppan ToF prototype400x275Toppan, which develops communication, security and electronics solutions, has announced a partnership with Brookman Technology to employ a hybrid time-of-flight (ToF) method to develop a three-dimensional range image sensor that can measure distances from one to 30 meters.

 

 

MiR Software400x275Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) has announced new software that enables more robust and scalable autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) for faster missions, tighter integration with other systems, and enhanced security features. The first phase of the software is now available for individual robots or entire fleets.

 

ZiGGY car charger400x275EV Safe Charge, which is developing flexible electric vehicle (EV) charging technology, has announced ZiGGY, a mobile EV charging robot. The company said ZiGGY can be deployed in parking facilities, shopping and entertainment centers, hotels, fleet operators and property owners to provide cost-effective charging and overcoming the limitations of stationary EV chargers without the need for costly electrical infrastructure.

 

AutomateTrends FANUC 400x275One of the great things about attending trade shows and conferences in person is being able to see “the big picture” and larger trends within a market based on conversations with several companies and attendees, rather than individual news announcements or meetings. Such was the case for us at this week’s Automate 2022 event in Detroit, where robot manufacturers, component makers and systems integrators gathered to meet with customers and potential customers looking to automate their organizations.

 

AsylonZeroEyes400x275ZeroEyes, which has created an artificial intelligence-based gun detection video analytics platform, has announced a partnership with Asylon Robotics, which automates security operations by leveraging aerial and ground robotics for perimeter and drone security and intelligence services.

 

BadgerVallarta400x275Badger Technologies, which develops retail automation solutions, has announced a pilot program with Vallarta Supermarkets, a chain of 53 full-service markets throughout California. The grocery chain will test Badger’s multipurpose autonomous robots to identify hazards at five Vallarta Supermarkets in Fresno, Kern, Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties, as well as testing the robot’s inventory management at a sixth location in order to improve on-shelf product availability.

 

LG CLOI Guide400x275LG Business Solutions USA has announced a multi-purpose customer service robot, the LG CLOi GuideBot, designed to provide wayfinding, enhanced security, advertising opportunities and data on interaction times and usage. The robot includes a friendly digital face, responsive voice activation and two large touch-screens designed to improve customer experiences in places such as museums, convention centers, movie theaters, and hotels.

 

OTTO1500 load 400x275Canadian-based OTTO Motors, which develops autonomous mobile robots, has announced new software that gives customers better visibility and depth into their fleet’s performance. The new tools include ways for customers to analyze their system, identify risks, and optimize an AMR-driven material flow.

 

InOrbitConnect400x275InOrbit, which develops software to help companies manage their robot operations (RobOps), has launched the InOrbit Connect certification program, which aims to make it easier for companies to connect robots to the cloud. Through the system, companies deploying robots can add one or hundreds of robots on their InOrbit account with one click.

 

DoosanRoboticsFamily400x275South Korea’s Doosan Robotics has announced a new business unit to establish a U.S.-based presence for its service and cobot equipment. Doosan Robotics America, which will be based in Plano, Texas. Alex Lee, North America general manager, will oversee the U.S. business.

 

iRobotOS 400x275Consumer robotics leader iRobot has announced the iRobot OS, an evolution of the company’s Genius Home Intelligence platform. The new OS aims to deliver a new level of customer experiences for cleaner, healthier and smarter homes. Through leveraging an installed base of more than 20 million connected devices, the iRobot OS is already enabling more than 2.7 million cleaning missions every day around the world, iRobot said.

 

Gideon Casey 400x275Croatia-based Gideon has announced the launch of Casey, an autonomous case picking and process optimization solution to help companies manage labor shortages and surging demand for products.

 

ScytheM52Mower400x275Scythe Robotics, which develops commercial-grade autonomous systems for landscapers, has announced it surpassed 5,000 reservations for its Scythe M.52, an all-electric, fully autonomous mower.