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Report: logistics sector will rise to second place in use of collaborative robots by 2023

Source: Supply Chain Quarterly Applications led by material handling, assembly, and pick & place, Interact Analysis says. Vendors shipped more than 19,000 collaborative robots—or cobots—in 2018 as they generated a faster increase in global revenue than any other sector of the robotics industry, led by applications in material handling, assembly, and pick & place, a new study shows. In 2018, global revenues from cobot production exceeded $550 million, almost a …Read More

Six trends shaping warehouses of the future

Source: Supply Chain Digital  By Mark Wilkinson, Supply Chain Consultancy Manager at Indigo Software In 2010, many warehouses would still have been regarded as a neglected cost centre. Now, moving into 2020, the warehouse is a carefully managed control centre and very often the strategic hub of e-commerce within an ever-extending supply chain. Exciting as it is to be entering a new decade, the business landscape has been transformed, with the …Read More

The Top 10 Collaborative Robot Industries in 2020

Source: ROBOTIQ / by Alex Owen-Hill Cobots are predicted to move into many industries in this new decade. Here’s our list of the top 10 industries where they will make their mark. Cobots are nothing new, right? If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you’re probably already very familiar with collaborative robots (although, if this is the first Robotiq post you’re reading, welcome!!). But, there are some industries …Read More

A third of supply chain pros use robotics, but cost and ROI remain barriers

Source: Supply Chain Dive / by Matt Leonard Dive Brief: About 32% of supply chain professionals say they are actively using robotics and automation, according to this year’s MHI Annual Industry Report. This number has gone relatively unchanged since 2016 when 35% of respondents said they were actively using robotics and automation, but anecdotal evidence and market value forecasts show warehouse robotics growing as companies seek labor savings at a time …Read More

Boston Dynamics Enters Warehouse Robots Market, Acquires Kinema Systems

Source: Spectrum IEEE / by Erico Guizzo The company, famous for agile machines like Atlas and Spot, wants to unleash robots in the warehouse If you haven’t seen the latest Boston Dynamics video, released last week, it shows an upgraded version of the company’s Handle robot moving boxes in a warehouse. Handle is a mobile manipulator that integrates both legs and wheels, and the new version features a swinging “tail” that serves as a …Read More

Robots and cobots in logistics – the next stage of growth – Industry 4.0

Source: i-SCOOP Despite the de facto main attention for IoT when people talk about ‘Industrie 4.0’, many other/related technologies and realities take center stage in Industry 4.0 and Logistics 4.0. Among them: robotics. Obviously, they are already used a lot in manfacturing and logistics and transportation. However, the market is about to accelerate as research and market evolutions show. Moreover there are ample evolutions, among others regarding the rise of cobots. Robots and cobots in Logistics 4.0 – an …Read More

2018 Warehouse/Distribution Center Equipment Survey: Automation & Robotics Lead Robust Outlook

Source: Warehouse MGMT Our annual survey reveals a bullish outlook for continued material handling investments, with enthusiasm extending into newer technologies such as robotics as well as warehouse control system software and the closely related category of warehouse execution systems. By Roberto Michel If there were one clear-cut conclusion to be drawn from our “2018 Warehouse and Distribution Center (DC) Equipment Survey,” it would be that the outlook for spending is …Read More

More Robot Picks for Logistics to See at MODEX 2018

Source: Robotics Business Review At MODEX 2018, logistics businesses can learn about the latest in cobots, pickers, and autonomous mobile lifts. Here are some robot picks worth checking out. By Mike Oitzman Warehouse and logistics automation is maturing at a furious pace. We’ve already covered some of the mobile robots and suppliers that will be at MODEX 2018 in Atlanta this week. Let’s look at more exhibits and robot picks that you …Read More