2022 Robotics Survey: The logistics robots have arrived

The optimization, integration, automation and management of material goods and data within the four walls of a warehouse or distribution center (DC), intralogistics has been getting a lot of attention lately due to the ongoing impacts of the pandemic, the growing labor shortage, the uptick in e-commerce orders and ever-evolving consumer preferences. The exhibition hall… Continue reading 2022 Robotics Survey: The logistics robots have arrived

Fulfyld selects inVia Robotics for fast order fulfilment

inVia Robotics – a leader in eCommerce fulfilment automation systems – has been selected by Fulfyld, a 3PL provider specialising in eCommerce fulfilment, to integrate a full WES (warehouse execution system) and AMR (autonomous mobile robots) solution into its Huntsville, Alabama (US) warehouse. Built specifically to address the unique challenge of random access to inventory… Continue reading Fulfyld selects inVia Robotics for fast order fulfilment

Geek+ and Bosch Rexroth extend robotics partnership

18th March 2022 Geek+, a global AMR leader, and Bosch Rexroth, a world-leading provider of drive and control technology, have signed a strategic channel agreement for North America in March 2022. The partnership has already borne fruit in the form of a unique version of Geek+’s MP1000R moving robot augmented with the laser localisation software… Continue reading Geek+ and Bosch Rexroth extend robotics partnership

2022 Warehouse/Distribution Center Equipment Survey: It’s “go time” for investment

However, the findings suggest more than a crude swap out of human labor in favor of automation. Respondents to our 2022 survey—which asks readers about their spending outlook on warehouse automation, materials handling equipment, and related software—also shows an uptick in spending on labor as well as heightened interest in training. The underlying drivers are… Continue reading 2022 Warehouse/Distribution Center Equipment Survey: It’s “go time” for investment

The future of warehousing: automation, robotics and energy efficiency

The rise of e-commerce is underway and impacting our high streets, even before the rise of Covid-19. Due to the pandemic, the shift from physical shops towards online spending has accelerated by an average of five years. In 2020, 87% of UK households made purchases online and recent statistics show that 70% now prefer it.… Continue reading The future of warehousing: automation, robotics and energy efficiency

RightHand Robotics secures $66m funding

RightHand Robotics, a leader in data-driven, autonomous robotic picking solutions for order fulfillment, has secured $66m in a Series C financing led by top growth investors: Safar Partners, a technology venture fund; Thomas H. Lee Partners L.P. (THL), a leading investor in automation and supply chain; and SoftBank Vision Fund 2, which is part of… Continue reading RightHand Robotics secures $66m funding

Robotic lift trucks can cut operating expenses up to 70%

By Yale · February 15, 2022 Warehouses are increasingly using robotic lift trucks to improve productivity. Seasoned managers might be inclined to assume that such significant efficiency gains must come at a steep price, but the truth is that robotic lift trucks actually help lower operating costs. While investing in automation can seem like a… Continue reading Robotic lift trucks can cut operating expenses up to 70%

ek robotics donates laptops to local school

11th February 2022 ek robotics has continued its support of the local Royal Latin School by donating 10 Chromebook laptops to support students with their learning and education. Based in Buckingham, UK just a stone’s throw from the Royal Latin School, ek robotics previously made a significant donation to the school to get the ek… Continue reading ek robotics donates laptops to local school

Top 5 Ways Self-Driving Forklifts Provide a Competitive Edge

By Vecna Robotics · February 9, 2022 Distribution, warehousing, and manufacturing operations have permanently changed over the last 2 years. Managing risk and maintaining assurance of both supply and the continuity of profitable operations have become more vital and complex in a world where nothing is certain. Labor concerns create a major impediment to previously taken-for-granted objectives. Consumer… Continue reading Top 5 Ways Self-Driving Forklifts Provide a Competitive Edge

Logistics and transportation in the spotlight at Manifest 2022

Materials handling is in my DNA. Not only did I grew up around the industry, I’ve been writing professionally about it since 1984. So, the last 5 or 6 years has been a pretty exciting time, with investments in conventional automation along with the emergence of robotics in the warehouse and distribution center. Wearing my… Continue reading Logistics and transportation in the spotlight at Manifest 2022