Top 10 mobile robotic stories of September 2023

From big acquisitions, to new mobile robot releases, to exciting deployments, there was no shortage of mobile robot news in September.

Here are the 10 most popular robotics stories on The Mobile Robot Guide in September 2023. Subscribe to The Mobile Robot Guide Newsletter to stay updated and have the news delivered straight to your inbox.

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10. Chander Electronics releases mobile charging robot

Chander Electronics Corp. (CEC) has unveiled a new system for electric vehicle (EV) charging with the launch of Taiwan’s first mobile charging robot, “E-HERO.” This technology is intended to revolutionize the charging landscape, addressing the challenges posed by fixed charging stations and introducing a new era of flexibility and efficiency. Read More

OTTO Motors.9. OTTO Motors launches its heaviest duty AMR for compact spaces

OTTO Motors, a leading provider of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) for material handling, unveiled OTTO 1200, the company’s highest-performing heavy-duty AMR for tight spaces. The newest AMR is designed with a narrow width to autonomously move payloads up to 1,200 kg (2,640 lb) without compromising safety. Equipped with patented adaptive fieldset technology, OTTO 1200 quickly maneuvers around people and turns in the most space-constrained environments to deliver unmatched throughput. Read More

8. Agility Robotics’ Melonee Wise on how humanoids can fill automation gaps

Our guest this week is a long-time friend of the show and industry innovator Melonee Wise. Melonee was a co-founder of Fetch Robotics (acquired by Zebra in 2021), and an early pioneer of mobile robotics at Willow Garage. Melonee joined Agility Robotics in May 2023, in the role of CTO, where she is leading the technical roadmap. She brings a breadth of experience in commercializing mobile robotic solutions to the company as it starts to ship production units of Digit. Read More

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7. New tethered drone system enables the DJI M30 series to fly indefinitely for up to 100m

The compact DJI Matrice 30 (M30) series is favored by public safety agencies. Volarious introduced the V-Line Pro premium tethered kit at the Commercial UAV Expo in Las Vegas in order to further boost the M30’s use. V-Line Pro enables the M30 to fly forever while tethered. With a patented reel mechanism, users of the M30 will be able to climb at 5m/s without fear of severing the tether or suffering extreme stress. Read More

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6. ForwardX Robotics outweighs the competition with the new Flex 60-SW

ForwardX Robotics, a global vision-based autonomous mobile robot (AMR) and warehouse solutions provider, announced the launch of its latest cutting-edge addition to the Flex product series: Flex 60-SW. This innovative AMR, equipped with automatic weighing scales along with an interactive touch screen, will revolutionize picking accuracy in the warehouse. Read More

prosper autonomous tractor in a vineyard.5. Robotics Plus launches Prospr as a multi-use autonomous platform for the farm

New Zealand-based agritech company Robotics Plus has launched Prospr, an autonomous, multi-use, hybrid vehicle designed to carry out a variety of orchard and vineyard crop tasks more efficiently and sustainably while reducing reliance on labor. Prospr is now commercially available from Robotics Plus, a specialist in the design and build of innovative agricultural robotics. Read More

4. Pudu Robotics’ successfully integrates FlashBot with elevators

Pudu Robotics, a Chinese developer of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), has successfully conducted a project to test the cloud integration between its delivery robot FlashBot and elevators in collaboration with Nippon Otis Elevator Company. This is the first time Pudu has integrated a robot and elevator in Japan. Read More

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3. Pudu Robotics launches open platform for remote management of AMRs

Pudu Robotics announced the general availability of the PUDU Open Platform. The new development platform makes it possible for robot distributors to remotely access and program PUDU Robots for deeper customization, advanced navigation controls, personalized interactions and analytics. Read More

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2. Badger Technologies upgrades Marty robot at 300+ Stop & Shops

Badger Technologies is working with Stop & Shop to expand the use of Marty robots at more than 300 stores throughout the Northeast. Marty can now monitor data in real-time to improve on-shelf product availability and price accuracy at the stores. Read More

1. Clearpath Robotics being acquired by Rockwell Automation

Rockwell Automation is acquiring Clearpath Robotics, an Ontario, Canada-based developer of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) for research and development purposes. OTTO Motors, a division of Clearpath, develops AMRs for manufacturing and logistics applications and is also part of the acquisition. 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