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Category: Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs)

Robotics | IoT

Nilfisk licenses BrainOS for floor cleaning robots

Brain Corp, a San Diego-based provider of autonomous navigation systems, continues to expand its footprint in the robotic floor cleaning market. Brain today announced a partnership with Nilfisk, a Copenhagen, Denmark-based cleaning solutions provider that has been around for 110-plus years. Nilfisk will license the BrainOS AI platform for the production, deployment, and support of…

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Avidbots raises $24M for commercial floor cleaning robots

Avidbots, a Kitchener, Ontario-based company that makes commercial floor cleaning robots, raised $23.6 million in Series B funding led by returning investor True Ventures. This latest round of funding raises Avidbots’ venture capital financing to a total of $36 million. Founded in 2014 by Pablo Molina and Faizan Sheikh, Avidbots’ first product, Neo, is an…

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Autonomous mobile robots grow beyond car manufacturing, get heavier loads

Last year, more than 20,000 autonomous mobile robots were shipped globally — more than double the amount in 2017, according to the latest quarterly report from Interact Analysis. Although all regions saw growth, Asia and China in particular were the largest drivers, noted Ash Sharma, research director for commercial drone and robotics research at Interact…

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Mobile robots in e-commerce: Experts weigh in on tech advances, demand

Growing demand for rapid e-commerce order fulfillment is a major driver for the development and adoption for mobile robots. However, the market and the technologies that serve it are changing rapidly. The Robot Report asked the following four experts in mobile robotics about their observations (their responses have been edited for length): Tom Galluzzo, founder…

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Nord Modules builds modular systems with customer feedback, exec experience

Mobile robots have proliferated in factories and warehouses, and a key component is how they interface with production lines, conveyor belts, or human workers. Nord Modules last week announced its entry into the U.S. market with flexible systems that work with Mobile Industrial Robots’ MiR line of autonomous mobile robots. Such modular loading and lifting…

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TORY inventory robot rolls out to European retail stores

After a three-year pilot, German clothing retailer ADLER Modemärkte AG this week said it is rolling out the TORY inventory robot to 40 of its stores. Ilmenau, Germany-based MetraLabs GmbH provides design services and makes the autonomous service robots. TORY checks inventory 10 times faster than humans, and a unit can run for up to 18…

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Mamut mobile robot automates data collection for farmers

Agriculture is a $5 trillion industry, and it’s ripe for automation. Cambridge Consultants today announced Mamut, an autonomous robot that explores crop fields, capturing data on health and yield at the level of individual plants and on a massive scale. By automating data capture, Mamut gives growers regular, precise and actionable information on their crops, enabling…

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ROEQ launches TR500 Top Roller, the largest conveyor for MiR mobile robots

ODENSE, Denmark — Real efficiency in logistics automation is achieved when the entire workflow is handled by robotics solutions that communicate smoothly with one another. That’s the vision behind ROEQ’s new TR500 Top Roller, which automates load and unload operations of the MiR500, the largest and most powerful autonomous mobile robot from Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR). The TR500…

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MiR co-founder launches Nord Modules in U.S., offering top modules for mobile robots

ODENSE, Denmark — Nord Modules, launched by Bruno Hansen, a co-founder of Mobile Industrial Robots ApS (MiR), today announced its entry into the U.S. market. The company is offering a new series of flexible material-moving modules that efficiently connect production lines and internal logistics using autonomous mobile robots (AMRs). Nord Modules‘ safe, ready-to-use, and industrial-quality…

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Robotics cluster in Odense, Denmark, offers metrics for growth

What makes a robotics cluster successful? Proximity to university research and talent, government support of entrepreneurship, and a focus on industry end users are all important. Around the world, regions have proclaimed initiatives to become “the next Silicon Valley.” However, there have been relatively few metrics to describe robotics hubs — until now. This week,…

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