Between exciting new deployments, innovative technologies and product launches, there was no shortage of mobile robotics news to cover in July 2022.
Here are the 10 most popular robotics stories on The Mobile Robot Guide in July. Subscribe to The Mobile Robot Guide Newsletter to stay updated and have the news delivered straight to your inbox.
10. Monarch Tractor expands to Hyderabad India
Monarch Tractor, maker of the first fully electric, driver-optional, smart tractor, announced it is expanding its footprint into India with the opening of its first office in the city of Hyderabad. As part of this expansion, the company has entered into a major technology agreement with AI and machine vision analytics startup Einsite, with the Einsite engineering team partnering with the compact tractor company to work on the development of edge applications and autonomy models and algorithms. Read More
9. FarmWise delivers cultivation as a service for farmers
FarmWise automates crop cultivation using machine vision and AI to identify crop plants from weed plants. The machine then articulates cultivation “knives” to cut the weed plant from its root, leaving the desired beneficial plants and crops intact. Read More
8. Simbe partners with Fast Radius to modernize supply chains
Simbe Robotics announced that it is partnering with Fast Radius. Fast Radius will manufacture components critical to the function and aesthetic of Simbe’s inventory robot Tally 3. Fast Radius is a cloud manufacturing and digital supply chain company. Its Cloud Manufacturing Platform can bypass current supply chain disruptions through flexible production. Simbe chose the platform for its faster time to market. Read More
7. Pudu Robotics expands Europe footprint to McDonald’s locations in Slovenia
Commercial service robots producer Pudu Robotics now has a team of its robots working at McDonald’s locations in Slovenia through a deal set up by its local exclusive partner ARONA. In addition to the world’s top fast-food chain, the Chinese robotics company has also worked with other partners across multiple industries to steadily expand its presence in Poland, the Netherlands, the UK and other European countries. Its robots are deployed across a wide range of scenarios including gas stations, retail electronics outlets, restaurants and hotels, among others. Read More
6. Geek+ and Systemex Automation sign partnership to expand AMR deployments in North America
Geek+ is pleased to announce it has entered into a strategic partnership with Systemex Automation, a leading Canadian systems integrator. Through the partnership, Systemex Automation will offer its customers Geek+’s full portfolio of Picking, Moving, Sorting and Storage/ASRS AMR solutions. Read More
5. Geek+ expands to South America in partnership with Körber Supply Chain
Geek+ is excited to announce that it has expanded its footprint in South America with its strategic partner Körber Supply Chain, a global leader in supply chain technology, software and material handling automation. Geek+ will be debuting its intelligent AMR solutions at Elevate Brazil 2022 in Sao Paulo and this will be the first time Geek+’s goods-to-person solutions have been showcased in Brazil. The event is taking place on July 20, 2022. Read More
4. Pudu Robotics launches all-new PuduBot 2 universal delivery robot
Pudu Robotics unveils the all-new PuduBot 2. This new platform features a range of upgrades over the first-generation PuduBot, which was launched in 2017. The service AMR is designed for the same operations as the original PuduBot, but the new features make it more reliable and adaptable. Read More
3. Reports: major layoffs at Pudu Robotics
There are reports of major layoffs at Pudu Robotics, a Chinese developer of commercial service robots. Reports from Chinese media outlets about the number of layoffs vary, with some outlets reporting layoffs of up to 1,500 employees since the start of 2022. Read More
2. Brian Gerkey on the success of Open Robotics and ROS
In Episode 84 of The Robot Report Podcast, which brings conversations with robotics innovators straight to you, Steve and Mike talk with Brian Gerkey, CEO and co-founder of Open Robotics and one of the creators of ROS. Join them each week for discussions with leading roboticists, innovative robotics companies, and other key members of the robotics community. Read More
1. IKEA deploys MiR robots to help clean up warehouse
As part of a joint investment with its client, IKEA, FM Logistics has just implemented an autonomous MiR500 robot, which will improve logistics processes in the warehouse in Jarosty, Poland. The client wanted innovative and flexible technology that can be freely configured and used in everyday warehouse operations. Read More
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