March was a busy month in the AMR industry. Industry events, like MODEX and IREX, made their return, and with them came a slew of new product announcements and deployments. There was no shortage of things to cover during the month of March.
Here are the Top 10 most popular robotics stories on The Mobile Robot Guide in March 2022. Subscribe to The Mobile Robot Guide Newsletter to stay updated and have the news delivered straight to your inbox.
10. 100,000+ mobile robots shipped in 2021
More than 100,000 mobile robots, including automatic guided vehicles (AGVs) and autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), shipped globally in 2021, according to a recent report from Interact Analysis. Overall, the number of robots shipped in 2021 rose 70% from the year before, which resulted in a 36% increase in revenue. Read More
9. Seegrid announces strategic partnership with RōBEX
Seegrid Corporation, announced a strategic partnership with RōBEX, a systems integrator specializing in industrial robots. The collaboration agreement enables RōBEX to introduce their customers to the full portfolio of Seegrid Palion autonomous mobile robots and Fleet Central enterprise software solutions. Read More
8. OPEX introduces Infinity ASRS at MODEX
OPEX unveiled its Infinity automated storage and retrieval system (ASRS) at MODEX 2022. Infinity joins OPEX’s two other robotic systems, Sure Sort, a sorting system, and Perfect Pick, a goods-to-person picking robot. Read More
7. BreezyOne deploys a fleet of disinfection robots at Houston airports
New Mexico based, Build with Robots announced that it has deployed a fleet of BreezyOne disinfection AMRs to both the George Bush Intercontinental and William P. Hobby Airports in Houston, TX. The BreezyOne is an aerosol disinfection mobile robot built on top of the Fetch Robotics AMR base. Read More
6. Monarch Tractor CEO walks through the latest features in autonomous electric tractor
Monarch Tractor launched the MK-V, an all-electric, compact format tractor, in December 2020. The company subsequently deployed the first MK-V prototypes at Wente Vineyards in Livermore CA. We met up with Monarch Tractor co-founder and CEO Praveen Penmetsa at the 2022 World Ag Expo. It was an opportunity to catch up on the last six months for Monarch. Read More
5. Walmart to equip $118M facility with GreyOrange robots
Walmart Canada is investing $118 million in a new fulfillment center equipped with GreyOrange robots. The fulfillment center will be located in Rocky View County, Alberta, outside of the Calgary area. The new center will allow Walmart to expand two-day shipping to 61% of Canadians. Read More
4. MODEX 2022 Show Guide
MODEX 2022 will take place in Atlanta Georgia from March 28-31, 2022. While you can use the official MODEX exhibitor directory to find all 874 vendors at the show, we’ve gone through the complete list of exhibitors and extracted those vendors who are specifically exhibiting a robot, autonomous mobile robot, or automation solution at the show. Read More
3. Robotnik launches new RB-ROBOUT mobile robot
Robotnik added a new heavy lift mobile robot to its product family. The RB-ROBOUT mobile robot features a 1000 kg (2679 lb) payload capacity and omnidirectional motion. The RB-ROBOUT mobile robot is designed for use in indoor industrial environments such as factories or warehouses. Read More
2. Techmetics extends product line with TRV Lifter
Techmetics Robotics added the TRV Lifter to its already extensive product line of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs). Over the last four years, Techmetics has deployed hundreds of mobile robots into applications such as disinfection, hospitality, healthcare, casinos, retail and logistics. Read More
1. Keenon launches new T8 delivery robot at IREX2022
Keenon Robotics launched the new, compact and lightweight delivery robot T8 at the iREX 2022 tradeshow in Japan. The robot will make its debut in the Japanese market. Read More
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