Locus Robotics raises $8m funding for logistics robot solution

Technology veteran Rick Faulk joins Locus Robotics as new funding raised to accelerate growth and development  US-based e-commerce fulfillment robotics company Locus Robotics has hired Rick Faulk to serve as the company’s chief executive officer. The company is heading towards production and sales of its solutions and has appointed Faulk to lead it in this next … Continue reading Locus Robotics raises $8m funding for logistics robot solution

Locus Robotics prepares to transform logistics industry with new automation system

Automation in logistics is not new, having first emerged some 30 years ago, but back then it wasn’t as widely utilised as one might imagine, probably because of the large investment required. But even if you could afford it back then, nowadays with the new robotics and automation technologies available, what can be done with a logistics … Continue reading Locus Robotics prepares to transform logistics industry with new automation system

Top 20 ‘Most Read’ stories on Robotics and Automation News in 2016

It’s been a wonderful year in the life of this humble website. Not only have we consistently produced the best newsletter in the known universe, probably, but our website has been receiving a lot of visitors and attention.  Our stories have received incoming links from prestigious newspapers with more than a century of history behind them, as … Continue reading Top 20 ‘Most Read’ stories on Robotics and Automation News in 2016

DHL could stop Amazon from taking over the world. Probably

It’s not a glamorous business, logistics. Doesn’t make the mainstream news very often. And it’s not likely to be the top career choice for most people.  It’s understandable. After all, how interesting can it be to move boxes from point A to point B? Put like that, it’s not much to write home about. But … Continue reading DHL could stop Amazon from taking over the world. Probably

Logistics robots: The way you move

As Joni Mitchell once sang, and Janet Jackson reiterated, “You don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone”. So it was when Amazon bought Kiva Systems in 2012 for a chart-topping $775 million. Now one of the world’s largest online retailers, Amazon is also growing its logistics business, with 30,000 Kiva robots working away at its warehouses … Continue reading Logistics robots: The way you move