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Craft beer maker Ritual Brewing struggled with steamy conditions inside the California warehouse that doubles as its taproom. A giant ceiling fan brought relief to workers and customers alike.
I, Froyo-bot: Robotic froyo kiosk serves up frozen yogurt on demand
Machines use a robotic arm to dispense the frozen treats within 60 seconds.
RightHand and Vecna offer combined piece-picking and mobile robots
Partnership could reduce picking errors and human touches of inventory, alleviate labor shortages, RightHand says.
Robots carry the load for 3PLs
Once dismissed as too expensive for fulfillment work, robots are rolling into third-party warehouses and taking operations to the next level.
Fetch Robotics adds two models for material handling operations
CartConnect and RollerTop robots can be integrated into any warehouse workflow, Fetch says.
6 River Systems announces $25 million funding for warehouse robots
Money will be used for improvements to "Chuck" robots' decision-making abilities, expansion of sales in Europe, firm says.
Study: threat of job automation may make workers sick
Ball State University researchers find connection between fear of losing jobs and decreases in physical and mental health.
Robotics startup lands $20 million for grocery fulfillment system
CommonSense Robotics plans to open automated facilities in U.S. cities this year, firm says.
Handled (automatically) with care
In this photo essay, we take a look at how Kumamoto-City Agricultural Cooperative handles fresh produce—like oranges—for optimum quality.
Fetch Robotics raises $25 million for warehouse robots
Material handling bots can help DCs balance e-commerce growth with labor shortages, firm says.

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