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Spotlight on ... robotics
Here are some recent product announcements that have crossed our editors' desks.
Mobile Industrial Robots launches leasing program for warehouse bots
"Robots as a service" plan lowers cost of entry for warehouse automation, firm says.
North American robot orders down in Q1
Orders declined slightly and shipments normalized following a record 2018, Robotic Industries Association reports.
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Locus Robotics and RightHand Robotics integrate picking platforms
Linking mobile robots with piece-picking arm could help retailers and 3PLs handle e-commerce fulfillment, partners say.
Zipline expands flying medical drone program to Ghana
After launching in Rwanda, service will add four healthcare DCs with 30 airborne parcel drones apiece.
Locus Robotics lands $26 million investment for warehouse fulfillment bots
Funding from Zebra Ventures and Scale Venture Partners will drive increased production, Locus says.
Warehouse robotics on the rise
Study shows an 18 percent increase in testing of warehouse robotics in 2019.
Boston Dynamics reaches into warehouse robotics market with acquisition of Kinema Systems
Company announces plans to develop additional robotic products for stacking boxes on pallets, moving boxes to conveyors.
Boston Dynamics builds dinosaur-shaped robots for your DC
Jurassic "Handle" robots combine wheels and grippers for stacking boxes.
Robots that can go the distance (and carry that weight)
As more robots enter the warehouse work force, they're easing the physical demands on human workers while taking productivity to new levels.

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