Bodacious BlueBotics sells hundreds of Ant systems around the world

Autonomous logistics robotics and autonomous systems made by BlueBotics are totally selling well Hollywood film star Keanu Reeves may not like to remember one of the phrases that made him famous, but for Dr Nicola Tomatis, it’s a phrase he seems to enjoy using. “Excellent!” Tomatis is CEO of BlueBotics, a Switzerland-based maker of autonomous … Continue reading Bodacious BlueBotics sells hundreds of Ant systems around the world

Material handling: An overview of a fast-moving market

Material handling refers to the movement of items within relatively small spaces, such as a warehouse.  In that sense, it’s different from logistics, which refers to movement of goods over longer distances, from city to city or across countries and continents. But material handling falls within logistics, obviously, and can sometimes be categorised within intralogistics … Continue reading Material handling: An overview of a fast-moving market

Investing in robotics with a $100 million fund and a humanitarian perspective

Investing in robotics is something many people are interested in.  Not surprising, since funds which have invested in robotics and related technologies on the stock markets have returned significantly more profits than funds in other business sectors. Rewired is a new fund which is starting out with $100 million to invest in what it says … Continue reading Investing in robotics with a $100 million fund and a humanitarian perspective

Sita Lab launches mobile robotic kiosk for airports

Sita Lab, a provider of air travel technology, has launched Kate, a mobile robot which the company says is an intelligent check-in kiosk that will autonomously move to busy or congested areas in the airport as needed.  Using various data sources – including flight and passenger flow information – Kate can identify where additional check-in … Continue reading Sita Lab launches mobile robotic kiosk for airports

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