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Cobot rings bell at New York Stock Exchange
NYSE bell ringing celebrates the five-year anniversary of ROBO Global, the first robotics, automation and artificial intelligence (AI) index.

IFR: Global industrial robot sales doubled over the past five years
Global sales value up 21% year over year. United States robot installations increased to 33,192 units in 2017, 6% more than in 2016.

DB Schenker collaborates with IAM Robotics to develop ‘The Warehouse of the Future’
Among other automation and robotics projects, the organizations will collaborate on the deployment of mobile manipulation solutions with robots that can both pick up and transport goods.

Perpetual pilot purgatory
To move emerging technologies forward, the materials handling community needs to move beyond pilots and share results

Understanding the 3Rs of Robotic Piece-Picking
How do you decide which robotic piece-picking solution is best for you?

Material Handling & Logistics Conference: Day 2.
Can we talk about robots?

U.S. Department of Energy provides $2 million grant for robotics
A research and development team will use the grant to develop a commercially viable autonomous hydrogen fueling station.

Material Handling & Logistics Conference: Day 1.
The future of work, robotics and artificial intelligence were on the first morning’s agenda

Universal Robots marks milestone with 25,000th collaborative robot
Gold edition robot presented to customer Kay Manufacturing at IMTS in Chicago.

A scientific approach to warehouse automation
Before making a large investment in automation, companies need to conduct a detailed data-driven, fact-based assessment across people, process and technology to identify the right fit.

GreyOrange closes $140 million Series C
Marks the biggest fundraising in industrial automation systems

OnRobot gets funding from Summit Partners, acquires Purple Robotics
The acquisition takes place two months after the OnRobot merger of three robotics companies from the United States, Hungary and Denmark that created one global player with a focus on the market for industrial robot accessories.

GreyOrange expands its global footprint, opens U.S. headquarters in Atlanta
In its first client site in the U.S., GreyOrange will deploy 740 robots in Atlanta and create several thousand jobs across this and other initial client sites.

Honeywell and Carnegie Mellon University to collaborate on robotics and AI for connected DCs
The collaboration will focus on next-generation machine learning and robotic controls to help distribution centers address rising e-commerce demands and resource challenges.

IAM Robotics names Joel Reed the new CEO
IAM Robotics announces that founder, Tom Galluzzo, will become the company’s Chief Technology Officer and names current Vice President, Joel Reed, as the new Chief Executive Officer.



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