Contained in the state of warehouse automation

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At present’s episode of The Robotic Report Podcast is a deep dive into warehouse automation. We focus on the position humanoids are hoping to play in logistics, together with how GXO is testing the Digit humanoid from Agility Robotics. We additionally focus on the state of cell robots with John Santagate, Vice President of Robotics at Körber Provide Chain. We additionally discuss synthetic intelligence and the expansion of choosing robots with Peter Chen, Co-Founder and CEO of Covariant.

After all, the massive information of the week is that GXO, the world’s largest pure-play contract logistics supplier, is testing Digit at a warehouse in Georgia for the worldwide womenswear model Spanx. Within the pilot, Digit is shifting totes off of autonomous cell robots (AMRs) and onto a conveyor. The AMRs, which look like Chucks from 6 River Programs, carry the packed totes to a switch station. Digit then makes use of its notion system to detect the AMR has arrived.

Episode timeline

17:17 — Interview with John Santagate, Vice President of Robotics at Körber Provide Chain
1:01:02 — Interview with Peter Chen, Co-Founder and CEO, Covariant

RBR50 Submissions

As a reminder, we’re now searching for submissions for our annual RBR50 Robotics Innovation Awards. For greater than a decade, the RBR50 has acknowledged probably the most modern and influential organizations within the robotics trade. The deadline for submissions is Monday, Jan. 15, 2024. Submit your nomination right here.

We’ve added some new classes this yr, together with Robotic of the 12 months, Startup of the 12 months, and Utility of the 12 months. All of the winners can be honored throughout an awards gala on the 2024 Robotics Summit & Expo, which takes place Could 1-2 in Boston.

Talking of the Robotics Summit & Expo, our name for audio system ends on Dec. 15. That is our flagship occasion for industrial robotics builders, and we’re anticipating 5,000-plus attendees. Apply right now and assist engineer the way forward for robotics.

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