Robotics Startups Seek to Build a Better Self-Driving Lawn Mower
Hundreds of well-funded robotics startups are working on self-driving cars, self-piloting drones and shelf-diving warehouse robots. One lesser-known area that’s beginning to draw the attention of investors: autonomous lawn mowers.
DHL Doubles Robots as Humans Alone Can’t Handle Holiday Crunch
DHL’s supply chain unit doubled its use of robots in the U.S. this year and now has about 1,500 picking robots at its warehouses around the country, on top of adding 15,000 seasonal workers, Oscar de Bok, chief executive of the unit, said in an interview with Bloomberg TV Dec. 10.
Robotics Firm AutoStore Plans IPO at $10 Billion Value
AutoStore is weighing an initial public offering that could value the Norwegian warehouse robotics company at more than $10 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.June 29, 2021
Ford Partners With University of Michigan on Robotics
A grand opening was held March 16 for the four-story, $75 million, 134,000-square-foot Ford Motor Co. Robotics Building at the University of Michigan.
Kodiak Robotics to Receive CES Award
Self-driving technology startup Kodiak Robotics announced it was selected as a CES 2021 Innovation Awards honoree, with the presentation to come during the first all-digital CES, which runs Jan. 11-14.
Delivery Robot Operators Adjust to Home Environment
Peter Daniels is one of the millions of Americans working from home because of the coronavirus, and he watches delivery robots as they roll along sidewalks 350 miles away.
As Robots Introduced to Warehousing, Workers Have to Adapt
NORTH HAVEN, Conn. — Guess who’s getting used to working with robots in their everyday lives? The very same warehouse workers once predicted to be losing their jobs to mechanical replacements.
XPO Robots Assist UK Workers With Holiday Volumes
XPO Logistics has increased its use of robots in the United Kingdom in anticipation of holiday retail volumes, the Connecticut-based company said in a Nov. 19 news release.November 19, 2019
Boeing Scuttles Use of Robots for Fuselage Work on 777, 777X Jetliners
Score one for the humans. After four years of trial and error, Boeing Co. is dumping one of its most ambitious forays into automation: the robots that build two main fuselage sections for its 777 jetliners and an upgraded version known as 777X.
Robots Are Hurting Pay, Fed Study Finds
Automation has “contributed substantially” to reducing the portion of national income that goes to U.S. workers over the past two decades, according to a new study by economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.