New FAA Rules Will Increase Drones in Manufacturing Facilities

Recent FAA rule changes will shift how drones may operate over people and moving vehicles. These more flexible rules relating to Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) use may lead to significant changes in how drones are used in manufacturing.

Readers Choice 2020: How Do You Train a Retail Robot?

Here are some lessons learned while shepherding grocery robots as they've logged more than 250,000 miles of pilot runs and hundreds of actual deployments.

3PL-Provider Romark Logistics Automates Inventory Counts With Drones

Warehouses and distribution centers (DCs) are an integral part of the move towards intelligent automation. It is a trend that will accelerate, as the world responds to a normalization of consumer demand.

Zebra Technologies Unveils New Intelligent Automation Solution at NRF 2020

SmartSightâ„¢ with EMA50 mobile automation system delivers retail industry's first subscription-based robotic solution that turns data into corrective actions to drive better store performance

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