In this issue…
DHL on state warehouse robotics
DHL recently opened a 28,000-square-foot Americas Innovation Center in Rosemont, Ill., a suburb of Chicago. This is DHL’s third innovation center, joining the initial center in Cologne,
Germany, and a center in Singapore. DHL’s U.S.-based Innovation Center showcases the latest in logistics technology, including robotics.
TRI teaches mobile manipulator for household use with VR, simulation
Robust mobile manipulation, which is starting to appear in supply chain operations, is a step toward service robots with more generalized capabilities. Toyota Research Institute recently shared the state of its research on household robots.
Robotics and 5G enable remote surgeries in China
Telecommunications providers worldwide are racing to provide 5G, as well as to encourage the development of industrial applications for the next-generation wireless networks. One promising
application is remote, robot-assisted surgical procedures. Physicians in China have taken an early lead in testing the technology.
5 design process elements for successful robot production
There are a lot of moving parts to keep track of when designing a robot, and sometimes manufacturing is not at the top of the list. But successfully transitioning a robot from design to production requires some design time and attention.
6 River Systems acquisition: Mobile robots a must in new economy
In early September, Shopify announced the intent to acquire 6 River Systems, a Boston-based automation firm that provides solutions for e-commerce fulfillment. This is the first major acquisition that has happened in this space since Amazon purchased Kiva Systems in 2012.