Top 10 mobile robotic stories of May

From new solutions launching, to big investments, to more events returning, there was no shortage of mobile robotic stories for us to cover in the month of May.

Here are the Top 10 most popular robotics stories on The Mobile Robot Guide in May 2022. Subscribe to The Mobile Robot Guide Newsletter to stay updated and have the news delivered straight to your inbox.

10. Agility Robotics gets a boost from Amazon; The US Alliance of Robotics Clusters is born

In episode 77 of The Robot Report Podcast, hosts Steve and Mike discuss the recent Cascadia connect event in Pittsburgh, where the announcement was made launching the the new US Alliance of Robotics Clusters. Mike had the opportunity to talk to Silicon Valley Robotics director Andra Keay and Pittsburgh Robotics Network director Joel Reed about the goals of the new organization. Read More

9. PODCAST: Robotics Summit & Expo 2022 Recap

Steve Crowe and Mike Oitzman are joined by Dan Kara, VP of Robotics, WTWH Media, and Jake Hall, better known as The Manufacturing Millennial, to recap the Robotics Summit & Expo and Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum. The events are produced by The Robot Report and took place in Boston May 10-11. Read More

locus robots move in a warehouse

8. Radial deploys Locus Robotics into fourth warehouse

Radial announced that it is expanding its partnership with warehouse automation provider Locus Robotics to help improve warehouse fulfillment logistics without increasing labor. Radial is an omnichannel fulfillment provider for a number of popular consumer brands. One of Radial’s retail clients is SKIMS body wear, a solutions-oriented retail brand creating the next generation of underwear, loungewear, and shapewear. Read More

7. ABB’s Mark Joppru joins MiR as VP of sales for the Americas

Mobile Industrial Robotics (MiR) appointed Mark Joppru, the former vice president of ABB USA’s Consumer Segments and Service Robotics division, as its vice president of sales for the Americas. Joppru’s role at MiR was previously held by Ed Mullen, who joined Dexterity in February 2022. Joppru started the role at MiR on May 2. Read More

Gideon Casey robot

6. Gideon Robotics launches new Casey solution

Gideon launches Casey, the autonomous case picking and process optimization solution. The new solution helps companies manage the severe labor shortages and surging e-commerce demand by automating and optimizing manual case picking. The rise of e-commerce, due to its higher labor intensity and customer expectations, is a clear signal that new automation solutions are the key to sustainable growth. Read More

5. FlexQube receives large order for robotic carts by L’Oréal

FlexQube has received an order for eQart® Line Robots from L’Oréal in USA worth $290,000. The robots will be deployed in one of the distribution centers of L’Oréal during the third quarter of 2022. FlexQube is a 2022 RBR50 honoree for its eQart Navigator solution. Although not explicitly a part of the L’Oréal order, the eQart Navigator is another option for intelligently moving eQart throughout a facility. Read More

4. Pudu Robotics launches PUDU D1 – a quadruped delivery robot

Pudu Robotics, recently unveiled its delivery-quadruped robot PUDU D1, the company’s first legged robot. With Pudu Robotics’ proprietary core components, including high-performance joint modules and master control board with high computing power, PUDU D1 is the first commercial delivery-quadruped robot in the industry. Read More

UCSD AMR Wireless navigation

3. UCSD robotics researchers are using everyday WiFi to navigate AMRs

At UCSD (University of California San Diego), robotics researchers are developing a low cost and low power alternative to help autonomous mobile robots (AMR) localize and navigate. The concept leverages normal WiFi signals to help the AMRs navigate. WiFi is typically required for network communication with the AMR, so it is present within the working environment. It’s a novel, new approach to AMR localization. Read More

2. Construction mobile robot company Dusty Robotics closes $45M investment

Dusty Robotics, a robotic solution provider for the construction industry, announced today that it has closed a $45 million Series B round. This brings the total amount raised to date to $67.8M. The round was led by Scale Venture Partners and joined by returning investors Baseline Ventures, Canaan Partners, Root Ventures, NextGen Venture Partners, and Cantos. The company will use these funds to grow its team, expand its product offerings, and accelerate manufacturing with the goal of deploying Dusty products on all construction sites in the U.S. Read More

1. Berkshire Grey announces mobile robotic platform – BG FLEX

Berkshire Grey announced the general availability of its next generation mobile robotic platform, BG FLEX. Designed for customers who desire high density buffering capabilities and enhanced goods-to-person and goods-to-robot picking stations in a single, modular package. It can induct, transport, sort, sequence, and fulfill items, cases, and containers of merchandise. Read More

Written by

Brianna Wessling

Brianna Wessling is an Associate Editor, Robotics, WTWH Media. She joined WTWH Media in November 2021, and is a recent graduate from the University of Kansas. She can be reached at