Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Britain Is Falling Behind in Employing Robots

Robots Robotic arms spray a Volkswagen Tiguan compact crossover vehicle in the paintshop at the Volkswagen AG automobile factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News)

The U.K. is falling behind in employing robots as firms make do with older machines or hire human workers.

Lucy Meakin and Jessica Shankleman | Bloomberg News
May 15, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

How Many Warehouse Robots Does It Take to Fill a Grocery Order?


The U.K.’s biggest online grocer hit a milestone this year: Ocado Group put together an order of 50 items, including produce, meat and dairy, in five minutes.

Jing Cao | Bloomberg News
November 6, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Alphabet to Pack its Digital City With Autonomous Delivery Vans

Sidewalk Labs Rendering of what a redeveloped Quayside area of Toronto would look like. Image by Sidewalk Labs.

Alphabet Inc.’s autonomous vehicle technology will be a big part of its Toronto project to make urban life more Googley.

Mark Bergen | Bloomberg News
October 18, 2017
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, TCA

Robots Intended to Reduce Cost of ‘Last-Mile’ Deliveries

Robby Technologies

Robby Technologies is one of three companies that have reached out to the city of Mountain View, Calif., for permission to test robots there.

John Orr | Palo Alto (Calif.) Daily News
September 5, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, TCA

Amazon’s Warehouse Robots Are Boosting Productivity, Getting Goods to Customers Faster

Amazon Warehouse Robot Jim Young/Bloomberg News

The new human jobs – 1,500 in this case – got the headlines, but it’s the robots that make online retail giant Amazon’s new Sacramento, Calif., distribution center zing.

Ed Fletcher | The Sacramento (Calif.) Bee
August 11, 2017

Self-Driving Delivery Robot Could Be Santa's New Helper

Starship Technologies

Fleets of small autonomous robots soon could become a familiar presence on public pathways with the advent of ground-based drones that aim to improve local delivery of goods and groceries.

Matthew Stock | Reuters
December 21, 2015

Volvo Developing Robot-Supported Garbage Truck

Volvo Group

Volvo said it is developing a garbage truck that interacts with robots to collect and bring bins to the truck.

Transport Topics
September 18, 2015