DHL tests PostBot autonomous vehicle for postal deliveries

  DHL, the world’s largest logistics company, has unveiled an autonomous vehicle designed to carry letters and parcels and follow around the postal worker as he or she delivers mail items from door to door. The robotic parcel carrier – called PostBot – could move along in tandem with the worker, saving time overall and energy … Continue reading DHL tests PostBot autonomous vehicle for postal deliveries

DHL uses Effibot logistics robot to deliver Formula E racing cars

Logistics giant DHL called on the Effibot autonomous vehicle to help with the logistics demands of delivering all 40 fully-electric racing cars which took part in the recent Formula E Championship decider in Montreal, Canada. Along with the cars, DHL also delivered lithium-ion batteries, charging stations, garage equipment and track infrastructure for the 10 teams … Continue reading DHL uses Effibot logistics robot to deliver Formula E racing cars

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

DHL invests in four new Sawyer collaborative robots from Rethink Robotics

DHL has invested in four new Sawyer robots in order to evaluate the solution as part of its robotics research and development programme. The company describes the purchase of the Sawyer robots as “the first step” in its robotics deployment journey. DHL says the collaborative robots will be flexibly used across its 19 contract packing, … Continue reading DHL invests in four new Sawyer collaborative robots from Rethink Robotics

DHL and Wärtsilä complete tests of mobile robots from Fetch Robotics for warehouse operations

Industrial technology company Wärtsilä and the world’s largest logistics company, DHL, say they have been utilising mobile robots from Fetch Robotics to streamline warehouse operations.  The companies say they have completed a “successful pilot”, where they tested autonomous vehicles from Fetch Robotics. The pilot was carried out in Wärtsilä’s central distribution centre in Kampen, the … Continue reading DHL and Wärtsilä complete tests of mobile robots from Fetch Robotics for warehouse operations

DHL launches robotics challenge to build self-driving delivery cart

Logistics giant DHL has launched a robotics challenge in which it is “calling all inventors and visionaries” to develop a prototype of a self-driving delivery cart.  It’s not the first time DHL has organised a robotics challenge, but this one comes soon after the company announced that it is completely reorganising its entire global supply … Continue reading DHL launches robotics challenge to build self-driving delivery cart

DHL opens supersize logistics centre featuring 130 robotic shuttles

Company plans to use more robots and automation technologies across its global operations Logistics giant DHL has opened what it calls an “Advanced Regional Center” in Singapore. The $120 million, 90,000 sq m facility features a $14 million multi-customer automation system featuring advanced robotics. DHL has been on a mission to roboticize and automate its … Continue reading DHL opens supersize logistics centre featuring 130 robotic shuttles

DHL to roboticise the whole of its supply chain

DHL says it is approaching a point in time where it decides that “robots are going to become essential in the world of logistics”.  In a new trend report, Robotics in Logistics, Deutsche Post DHL Group says it is “revealing how collaborative robots will affect supply chains”. Robotics technology may soon be picking, packing and moving goods in the logistics … Continue reading DHL to roboticise the whole of its supply chain

You could be seeing things that aren’t there: Google Glass finds new home in old industries

About four years ago, when Google first showed off its Glass product – a pair of hi-tech spectacles capable of running augmented reality apps – it was met with some scepticism, incredulity even.  Few people thought it would take off, as interesting as the idea was. Maybe people generally couldn’t see themselves walking around wearing … Continue reading You could be seeing things that aren’t there: Google Glass finds new home in old industries

Massive cyber attack affecting 500 industrial companies in 50 countries, says Kaspersky

lockA globally co-ordinated cyber attack has hit 500 industrial companies in 50 countries in the past few months, according to security company Kaspersky.  The worst affected were companies in the smelting, electric power generation and transmission, construction, and engineering industries. The attacks take the form of emails purportedly from famous companies – such as DHL and … Continue reading Massive cyber attack affecting 500 industrial companies in 50 countries, says Kaspersky

Rethink Robotics raises $18 million in new funding

Rethink Robotics, maker of the Baxter and Sawyer industrial robots, says it has raised new funds for global expansion and new product development   Rethink Robotics has raised $18 million in new funding as part of its Series E financing round. The new round includes funding from leading asset manager and private equity investment firm, Adveq, … Continue reading Rethink Robotics raises $18 million in new funding

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

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