Greater Demand for Automation and Technological Advancements to Boost the Warehouse Robotics Market
The warehouse robotics market is growing owing to the increased demand for automation, high competition in the e-commerce industry, and the advancement in technology.
Sprint Tests Robot EV Chargers In New York to Lower CO2 Emissions
Intelligent robots - to be powered by Sprint IoT and 5G - move autonomously to charge electric buses, cars and industrial vehicles
How Sensors are Moving Materials Handling Towards Safe Automation
Affordable, highly accurate and extremely reliable sensing systems and controls are fueling the rise of AGV solutions for a wide range of material handling applications in warehouses, factories and industrial facilities.
Automation of Internal Transportation
What Every Business Owner Needs to Know About the Technology Behind Autonomous Mobile Robots
The changing landscape of mobility as seen at Automate and ProMat
Retailers and logistics companies have been opening facilities at a record pace and in this fast-paced world, warehousing and logistics managers are looking for robotics solutions to remain competitive.
18 Questions to Ask Your AGV (Automated Guided Vehicle) Vendor: Part 1
You need an AGV solution that will grow with your company, adapting to your changing industry and taking on the challenges you face as your business grows.
Robot Can Pick and Sort Fruit
A robotics breakthrough by product design and development firm Cambridge Consultants is set to boost productivity across the food chain – from the field to the warehouse. It paves the way for robots to take on complex picking and sorting tasks involving irregular organic items – sorting fruit and vegetables, for example, or locating and removing specific weeds among crops in a field. “Traditional robots struggle when it comes to adapting to deal with uncertainty,” said Chris Roberts, head of industrial robotics at Cambridge Consultants. “Our innovative blend of existing technologies and novel signal processing techniques has resulted in a radical new system design that is poised to disrupt the industry.”
Advances in farming robotics could address shortage in agricultural workers
By Steve Brachmann for IPWatchDog: More and more, the agricultural world is looking towards the mechanization of labor processes through robotics as a way of potentially increasing their productivity. Robotics was identified as a sector of investment growth in agricultural tech by an April 2014 white paper on agriculture technologies published by the entrepreneurship and education non-profit Kauffman Foundation. Robotics is a regular focus of ours here on IPWatchdog, most recently visited in our coverage of the incredible advancements in walking and jumping robotics pioneered by Boston Dynamics, a Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) subsidiary. With American farmers already heavily involved in the regulatory conversation involving the commercial use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, we thought that it would be interesting to delve into the world of farming robotics and see the recent advances in that particular field. It’s important to understand first that the robotics being developed for commercial use on farms won’t be stand-alone humanoid units ranging through fields to pick crops. Any piece of hardware implementing an algorithm which automates some of the manual work of farming falls under this heading. One good example of this is the LettuceBot, a precision thinning technology which works to visually characterize plants in a lettuce row, identify which plants to keep and eliminating unwanted plants to optimize yield. The unit doesn’t move by itself but is guided along by a tractor instead. The technology has been developed by Blue River Technology of Sunnyvale, CA, a company which has attracted $13 million in investment between 2011 and 2014 to commercialize this product. The LettuceBot’s creators hope toprovide the technology as a third-party service to farm owners before manufacturing the unit for commercial sale. Cont'd...
Hawk Aerial Introduces the CropHawk350 Solution for Agricultural Industry
Solution includes options for drone purchase, periodic crop monitoring and reporting
Robots at ProMat to Feature Indian AGVs for the First Time
Hi-Tech Robotic Systemz is making its North American debut at ProMat 2015 (booth #5521) in Chicago, IL, with a focus on automating e-commerce fulfillment centers.
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Webinar - Cloud-Based Robotics Initiatives for Success
Advances in AI and deep machine learning have ushered in incredible potential for ground-based, aerial, and maritime robotics. Robotics is moving from an opportunity in business and facility operations to a necessity in many industries. As a result, organizations must plan for multi-vendor robots, intelligent traffic flows, storage, and more.