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Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

This E-Commerce Company Pays for Warehouse Worker Weddings. Will the Perk Survive Automation?

A Boxed Box Boxed

Tech entrepreneurs have long lavished perks on coders and engineers, the free massages, ping pong tables and free food of Valley lore.

Jing Cao | Bloomberg News
August 7, 2017
Business

FedEx's Fred Smith: 'Don't Be Afraid of Technology'

Aaron M. Sprecher/Bloomberg News

Should we be worried about robots taking our jobs? Some of us, maybe — look what happened to Blockbuster video clerks — but collectively, no, FedEx chief Frederick Smith told student researchers gathered at the University of Memphis on April 6.

Wayne Risher | The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)
April 7, 2017
Business

Amazon’s Warehouse Robot War Is Spreading

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

Amazon’s acquisition of Kiva set off an arms race among robot makers and shippers across the United States who scurried to keep up with the e-commerce giant.

Patrick Clark and Kim Bhasin | Bloomberg News
April 6, 2017
Business

In Warehouses of the Future, Robots Do the Walking

Fetch Robotics Inc.

Warehouse workers who used to tire themselves out walking from one end of a sprawling building to the other have new tools to do their jobs more quickly and with a lot less shoe leather: robots.

April 3, 2017
Business

Omnitracs Plans Role in Industry Move Toward Self-Driving Trucks, Drones, Wearable Tech

Seth Clevenger/TT

PHOENIX — The transportation industry is accelerating toward a future shaped by autonomous trucks, platooning, drones, same-day delivery, wearable technology for drivers and the continued proliferation of the Internet of things, Omnitracs told a gathering of fleet customers here.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 1, 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

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