warehouse robotics

Amazon begins testing Agility’s Digit robot for warehouse work

At today’s Delivering the Future event, Amazon announced that it will begin testing Agility’s bipedal robot Digit in its facilities. Amazon Robotics Chief Technologist Tye Brady said the testing i

Boxbot pivots from last-mile trucks to robotical parcel storage

I love a good pivot story. It’s something most startups will confront at some point or other, if they’re going to make it long term. In a category where luck, timing and market forces are at least

Beijing robotics firm ForwardX’s Series C hits $61 million

ForwardX this week announced an additional $30 million in funding, bringing the Beijing-based firm’s Series C up to $61 million. The funding follows an initial tranche announced way back in December

Gather AI buys drone inventory competitor, Ware

It’s always a bit of a bummer when an exhibitor pays for booth space at an event, but ultimately fails to show. The empty table, the photocopied bit of signage — perhaps one of the neighboring

Dexory nabs $19M to bring visibility to warehouses through analytics and autonomous robots

Dexory, a company that serves warehouses with real-time inventory management data using AI software and autonomous robots, has raised $19 million in a Series A round of funding led by European VC Atom

Robust.AI raises $20M as it scales robot deliveries for pilot customers

When the company started, Robust.AI’s founders had no intention of making hardware. “Hardware’s hard,” co-founder and CTO Rodney Brooks tells TechCrunch, “and doing hardware at scale is

Locus raises another $117M for its warehouse robots

The last few years have been a major accelerator for the robotics industry at large, but warehouse robotics may be the biggest winner of all. Stay at home orders fueled adoption in the early days of t

Attabotics raises another $71M to grow its vertical robotic warehouse solution

“Amazon remains the best member of our business development team,” Attabotics founder and CEO Scott Gravelle says with a hint of snark, “as companies go look for alternatives and look for ways t

Amazon debuts Sparrow, a new bin-picking robot arm

The bin-moving robots designed by Kiva Systems still form the foundation of Amazon’s warehouse robotics play a decade after it acquired the startup. There’s a reason — for example — th

Amazon is buying Cloostermans, a mechatronics specialist in Belgium, to ramp up its robotics operations

Amazon has made a string of startup acquisitions over the years to build out its robotics business; now, the e-commerce leviathan is taking an interesting turn in that strategy as it expands its indus

Supply chain firm NFI inks $10M deal to deploy Boston Dynamics’ Stretch robots

I admit to having my doubts when Boston Dynamics announced it was getting into the already crowded warehouse/logistics field. One could certainly make the case that Stretch is a bit over-engineered an

Geek+ raises another $100M for its warehouse robots

Two things are for certain: 1) There continues to be a lot of excitement around warehouse robotics and 2) Geek+ is extremely good at raising money based on that fact. The Beijing-based warehouse robot

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RightHand cashes in on the white-hot warehouse robotics space with a $66M raise

COVID, supply chain issues, labor shortages, Amazon. Take your pick. The reasons for getting excited about logistics robotics are numerous and growing. RightHand Robotics had already amassed its share

Zebra Technologies is acquiring warehouse robotics company, Fetch

Zebra Technologies this morning announced its intention to purchased Bay Area-based warehouse robotics firm, Fetch. The $290 million deal finds the enterprise corporation snapping up 95% of the compan