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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.
DHL continues e-commerce network investments
Firm says it will handle peak season with increased hiring, warehouse robotics.
Locus Robotics raises $25 million in venture capital
Autonomous warehouse bots collaborate with human pickers to help retailers and 3PLs compete with Amazon, firm says.
IAM Robotics lands patent for order-picking bot
Swift robot can navigate the warehouse and pick e-commerce orders, firm says.
"Cartman" takes top honors in Amazon Robotics Challenge
Competition challenges teams to develop a robot that can pick up, pack, and stow items in a warehouse.
22 million SKUs? No problem
Tracking and handling millions of new and used industrial parts might sound like the ultimate inventory challenge. But Radwell International's automated storage system makes easy work of it
6 River Systems raises $15 million for e-commerce fulfillment robots
Rolling "Chuck" bots collaborate with humans to provide inexpensive warehouse automation for midsized retailers and 3PLs, firm says.

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