IRobot will be owned by Amazon for $1.7 billion.

iRobot

A “definitive merger agreement” between Amazon and iRobot states that Amazon will buy robots. It is a well-known manufacturer of cutting-edge cleaning tools for the home, including the Roomba vacuum cleaning robot. With every new product generation, according to this robot, the company has continued to develop, tackling challenging issues to help give consumers important […]

A partnership between Geekplus and Reesink Logistic Solutions to deploy robots in warehouses

Geekplus

Geekplus, a manufacturer of autonomous mobile robots for warehouses, has forged a new alliance with Reesink Logistic Solutions, one of the best system integrators in Europe. A non-exclusive partnership between the two businesses will encompass the whole Geekplus product line and will largely target Northern Europe, with an emphasis on the Netherlands, Germany, and Poland. […]

To address “immediate supply chain issues,” Fictiv receives $100 million in financing.

Fictiv

On-demand manufacturing service provider Fictiv has completed a $100 million Series E investment round. With its best-in-class technology and product knowledge, Fictiv says this investment will help it reach its goal of speeding up product creation by putting more attention on lowering supply chain risk. Customers of Fictiv can deal with both the constant, competitive […]

Nalle Automation Systems’ robotic trim press handler is presented by BMG.

NAS

The Mantis Robotic Trim Press Handler from NAS Nalle Automation Systems is the only robotic automated system in the industry to consistently handle the flow of components ejected from any trim press, according to BMG. For medium to high volume production lines using either non-servo continuous flow or servo-driven long eject trim presses, this small, […]

Tally robot now has RFID and machine learning capabilities, according to Simbe Robotics.

RFID

Tally, Simbe Robotics‘ autonomous inventory robot, can now record in-store data on every RFID-tagged merchandise, from fashion to electronics, sporting goods to home decor, thanks to the integration of RFID and Machine Learning technologies. Tally now captures over 700 RFID product tags per second with greater than 99 percent accuracy, in addition to its pre-existing […]