Top 10 mobile robotic stories of November 2022

From an innovative inventory-counting robot, to updates about the upcoming Indy Autonomous Challenge, to new AMR standards, there was no shortage of mobile robotic news in November.

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

10. PODCAST: Inside Samantha Johnson’s quest to build robots for deafblind people

Samantha Johnson, founder and CEO of Tatum Robotics, joined the podcast this week. The Boston-based startup won the Pitchfire robotics startup competition at RoboBusiness 2022. The company is building an independent communication tool for people with deafblindness who can’t hear or see. Tatum Robotics’ anthropomorphic hand is designed to sign tactile sign languages for people with deafblindness. You can see a couple of photos and a video about Tatum Robotics at the bottom of this page. Read More

9. Ottonomy Ottobot debuts gate-side delivery service at Pittsburgh airport

The next time that you find yourself traveling through the Pittsburgh airport, be sure to check out the new gate-side delivery service by Ottonomy. The Pittsburgh International Airport and Ottonomy have teamed up to put the Ottobot into service for select passengers. And you can be one of the first to experience this contactless delivery service. Ottobot from Ottonomy is currently deployed at multiple airports in the USA and Europe. Read More

8. Brain Corp announces third-gen BrainOS platform

Brain Corp announced the third generation of its autonomy platform for commercial robots, BrainOS. The updated platform includes modular architecture for faster development and new features designed to expand potential robot applications possible with BrainOS. Read More

The 2022 MIT-PITT IAC race team includes a diverse set of students who've come together to compete in this seasons challenges. | Credit: IAC7. Pitt engineers, MBAs prepare to push the limits at Indy Autonomous Challenge

A year ago, they stuck a toe in the water — or, more precisely, a finger on the autonomous driving software — with a woman co-captain who was an engineering senior without, coincidentally, a driver’s license. Who needs one for a driverless vehicle, even an Indy car? This time, the University of Pittsburgh’s representation combines engineering undergraduate and business graduate students… with women as co-captains from Pitt (again) and from MIT. Read More

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6. Hai Robotics to deploy in Sinocare’s China warehouse

Hai Robotics is working with Sinocare, a Chinese manufacturer of blood glucose meters, to deploy a complete set of Hai Robotics’ Autonomous Case-handling Robot (ACR) systems into Sinocare’s Changsha, China warehouse. Read More

Clearpath outdoornav software

5. Clearpath Robotics launches OutdoorNav autonomy software

Clearpath Robotics launched its OutdoorNav autonomous navigation software platform. OutdoorNav is designed to help vehicle developers, OEMs and robotics researchers accelerate the development process for their robots and autonomous vehicles. Read More

4. New ASTM standard F3588-22 defines objects encountered by AMRs and AGVs

A new standard released by the ASTM defines the types of objects that might be encountered during the operation of an Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) or Automatic Guided Vehicle (AGV). The new standard documents a list of common terms that describe these objects, and provides a common language for the use of both operators and manufacturers of this equipment. Read More

a warehouse mobile robot moves boxes3. Maximizing the potential of AMRs with software integration

Over the past few years, companies of every size have invested in technology to address key areas of business pain. Autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) have reduced the time spent by workers walking around the manufacturing or warehouse facility. Software solutions such as Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) have helped to optimize operations, and Pick-to-Light technology has transformed the speed and accuracy of stock picks. The result of this investment has been pockets of efficiency gains. Read More

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2. Labrador Systems announces first customers for its assistive robots

Labrador Systems announced it received the first reservations of its assistive robots from several organizations in home care and senior living. The organizations getting the first deliveries include On Lok PACE, Nationwide Insurance, Masonic Homes of California, Western Homes Communities, Eskaton, The Perfect Companion, Presbyterian Villages of Michigan, University Michigan Flint and Graceworks Lutheran Services. Read More

illustration of the Spacee Deming rover

1. Spacee shelf-mounted robots count inventory

Spacee launched a new version of its Deming shelf-mounted robots that feature live video feed capabilities, allowing retail store managers to see shelves and get real-time inventory snapshots remotely. Spacee’s unobtrusive Deming robots roam across shelves capturing inventory data. The robots measure 1″ x 1″ x 8″ (25mm x 25mm x 200mm), complete with an onboard, high-resolution camera. Read More

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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