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Universal Robots acquires Boston office and 20 employees of former Rethink Robotics
Merger will transition users of Rethink's Baxter and Sawyer models to UR cobots, firm says.
Zebra Technologies invests in e-commerce automation startup Plus One Robotics
Plus One raises $8.3 million in venture round, will advance piece-picking platform for order fulfillment and parcel shipping.
Go with the flow to improve fulfillment in the DC
Waveless fulfillment systems create a continuous flow of orders through the distribution center, answering today's call for more nimble material handling solutions.
Toyota Material Handling adds battery vendor to forklift parts program
EnerSys to join Starlift network to service industrial trucks and vehicles.
Ferry collision sparks fire, dramatic video at Port of Barcelona
No injuries as high winds push passenger boat into container crane at dock.
Kroger advances plan to partner with Ocado on e-grocery DCs
U.S. grocer to pick sites for first three facilities within weeks, go live with $113 million project within two years.
FedEx Ground opens automated DC near Atlanta
Five-hundred-thousand-square-foot facility is part of effort to handle rising package volumes, firm says.
OnRobot opens U.S. headquarters in Dallas
Danish firm sees hot growth in market for cobot arm tooling in material handling, other sectors.
Rite-Hite introduces interior door control panel
Low-voltage panel also improves safety.
UR "cobot" rings stock exchange bell
Collaborative robot from Universal Robots marks rising profile of logistics technology.

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