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Amanda Baier Jan 16, 2020

10 Lessons Learned About Robotics and Automation in the 2010s

A few weeks ago, I was driving to my remote farm in California. Several miles down the dirt road, I came upon a disabled UPS truck. I asked the driver if he needed any help.…

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Amanda Baier Jan 16, 2020

Vecna Robotics raises $50 million to automate warehouse tasks with AI

The warehouse robotics market is on the upswing. In point of fact, analysts at Allied Market Research anticipate it’ll reach $5.186 billion by 2023 as tasks like pick-place, packaging, transportation, packaging, and palletizing become increasingly…

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Amanda Baier Jan 16, 2020

Vecna Robotics to double in size after $50M round

After unifying its manufacturing facility, testing space and offices into a single location in Waltham last year, Vecna Robotics Inc. is planning to add employees to its headquarters thanks to new funding. The maker of autonomous…

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Amanda Baier Jan 16, 2020

Warehouse Robotics Startups Drawing Bigger Investor Backing

Investors are pouring money into warehouse automation as more companies turn to robotics to help speed distribution in a tight labor market. Logistics operators that once relied largely on human labor are now testing autonomous…

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Amanda Baier Jan 16, 2020

Vecna Robotics Announces $50M Financing as Demand for Warehouse Robots and Workflow Orchestration Soars

WALTHAM, MASS., JANUARY 7, 2020 – Vecna Robotics, the leading workflow orchestration and self-driving forklift provider, announced it raised $50 million in Series B funding. With double-digit annual growth forecast for the mobile robot market…

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Amanda Baier Dec 13, 2019

How cobots are changing the nature of fulfillment

If you type the word “cobot” into a Word document, it will think you made a mistake, and try to correct the word to “robot.” And while most cobots are robots, the two aren’t necessarily…

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Amanda Baier Dec 13, 2019

DHL tests emerging tech in Chicago innovation center

Contract logistics provider DHL Supply Chain opened an innovation center today near Chicago where the company plans to work hand-in-glove with a range of startup firms to apply emerging technologies to the challenges being faced by its…

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Amanda Baier Dec 13, 2019

Vecna, UniCarriers Team Up on New Autonomous Vehicles

WALTHAM, Mass. – Vecna Robotics announced today it is collaborating with UniCarriers Americas, a division of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, to create a line of autonomous material handling vehicles for warehouses, distribution centers, and manufacturing environments. Vecna…

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Amanda Baier Dec 13, 2019

See inside the new Waltham HQ of Vecna Robotics

Now that humans and robots from Vecna Robotics Inc. are under the same roof, some traffic signals are necessary. The maker of autonomous warehouse robots recently unified its manufacturing facility, testing space and offices into a single,…

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Amanda Baier Dec 13, 2019

UniCarriers Americas announces collaboration with Vecna Robotics

Material handling equipment manufacturer UniCarriers Americas, Marengo, Ill., has announced its collaboration with Vecna Robotics, Waltham, Mass., a provider of autonomous material handling systems, to offer a line of self-driving vehicles for warehouses, distribution centers,…

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Amanda Baier Dec 13, 2019

6 Autonomous mobile robot trends to watch

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Autonomous mobile robots have reached new levels of maturity and adoption, but technical and business challenges remain, said speakers and attendees at a conference here last week. More than 430 people attended…

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Amanda Baier Dec 13, 2019

How Robotics Companies Are Evolving to Meet the Needs of the Modern Workforce

The topic of automation and robotics comes with equal part excitement, concern and question. Robots are efficient, reliable and inexpensive, but what would widespread implementation mean for manufacturing jobs? David Clear, Vice President of Business…

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