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The Rise of the Warehouse Robot

XPO Collaborative robots, or “cobots,” work in concert with pickers to boost efficiency at an XPO Logistics warehouse. (XPO Logistics)

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the decline of brick-and-mortar retail establishments and accelerated e-commerce, creating a massive logistical challenge for warehouse and distribution center operators.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
October 28, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Pizza Delivery in Snow No Problem With Yandex Delivery Robot

Uber Eats sign Yandex's robot will deliver meals ordered via Yandex Eats, a food-delivery app, part of a joint venture with Uber Technologies. (Lee Jin-man/Associated Press)

Yandex NV, Russia’s largest internet company, is rolling out a suitcase-sized robot that will attempt to deliver take-out despite Moscow’s winter snowstorms.

Ilya Khrennikov | Bloomberg News
November 7, 2019
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.

May 15, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

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

Ocado

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.

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
Business

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
Business

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.

September 18, 2015