Opinion: Materials handling automation and robotics requires IIoT monitoring

By John Hayes, Vecna Robotics

There is a frequent complaint of Industry 4.0, Big Data, and the Industrial Internet of Things. Too much data, little of which can be accessed and used effectively.

From tuggers, automated guided carts, and automated guided vehicles, there is a real need to include IIoT monitoring which defines the next phase of automation and robotics in materials handling.

Without IIoT monitoring, plant managers, operations managers, logistics coordinators throughout manufacturing and distribution sectors lack the data collected which offers real-time continuous status and health information.  Continue reading Opinion: Materials handling automation and robotics requires IIoT monitoring

Vecna takes robots to Middle East through distribution deal with iCobots

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Vecna recently expanded its portfolio by acquiring VGo

Vecna has signed a partnership deal with iCobots, a collaborative robotics distributor in Israel. With this agreement, Vecna will further extend the availability of its patented VGo platform to Israeli businesses, medical facilities and educational institutions.

“We are pleased to work with iCobots to introduce this telepresence solution to the Israeli market,” said David Clear, Vecna’s manager of global partnerships.

“The VGo is improving the lives of thousands of people around the world by allowing clinicians to access patients remotely, enabling homebound students to take part in their schooling, and giving business executives the ability to grow their businesses and manage their teams from afar.”  Continue reading Vecna takes robots to Middle East through distribution deal with iCobots