Top 10 mobile robotics stories of November 2023

November was an exciting month for the mobile robotics industry. We saw major companies announcing huge deployments, exciting new product announcements, and here at the Mobile Robot Guide we launched our Automated Warehouse report.

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

Vecna automated fork truck moving a full pallet through a warehouse.

10. End users must understand what robots can actually do to benefit, say Vecna execs

Many pitfalls exist for companies looking to introduce robots into their processes. One common pitfall is that potential automation customers may go into the experience thinking they know exactly what robots can do for them. These end users often expect suppliers to install the robots and then to be able to flip a switch to see results on Day 1, said experts at Vecna Robotics. Read More

advantech's AFE-R770.

9. Advantech, Movella partner on sensors, controls for mobile robots

Advantech, an industrial IoT company, and Movella Holdings, a provider of industrial sensor technology, are partnering to develop systems to enhance the reliability and safety of mobile robots. Read More

AutoStore's ASRS grid in action.

8. DHL Supply Chain expanding use of AutoStore robotics at warehouses worldwide

AutoStore, a provider of automated storage and retrieval systems, and DHL Supply Chain, a contract logistics provider, have expanded their partnership. DHL already has nine operational AutoStore warehouse projects, and the companies said they are planning for four more. Read More

7. FORTNA bringing Geek+ robots to warehouse customers worldwide

FORTNA and Geek+ have announced a global strategic partnership to bring Geek+’s goods-to-person and mobile sortation robots to FORTNA’s customers worldwide. According to the companies, multiple projects are already in the works in the U.S. and Europe, Middle East and Africa. FORTNA partners with the world’s leading brands to transform their omnichannel and parcel distribution operations. Read More

hero image of the Forwardx MAX 1500L slim AMR.6. ForwardX introduces 1500 kg slim profile AMR

Global warehouse solutions provider ForwardX Robotics is introducing its latest innovation, the Max 1500-L Slim. This new AMR is designed for both warehouse logistics and manufacturing environments. The Max 1500-L Slim offers an impressive payload capacity of 1500 kg (3,306 pounds) and stands at just 245mm (9.6 inches) tall. Read More

Ocado robot on top of a cube storage grid.

5. Ocado to provide automated fulfillment tech for McKesson Canada

Ocado Group PLC announced that Ocado Intelligent Automation will provide fulfillment automation at a McKesson Canada distribution site. The company said the deal brings its warehouse technology outside of the grocery retail sector. McKesson is a diversified healthcare provider in Canada and claims it is the largest pharmaceutical distributor in the country. Read More

neya systems diagram of an AGV.

4. Neya Systems to develop cybersecurity standard for AGVs

Neya Systems, a provider of off-road autonomy and mission planning software, announced a new strategic initiative. The company said it will develop a cybersecurity standard for autonomous ground vehicles (AGVs). Read More

3. Boston Dynamics improves Stretch’s truck-unloading skills with Multipick

Boston Dynamics’ Stretch robot can now pick multiple boxes simultaneously. This new ability, which the company calls Multipick, will help to improve the robot’s productivity to keep up with busy warehouses. Read More

2. Humanoids getting their feet wet in logistics

Amazon has started to test a humanoid robot, Digit, in its warehouses this week, raising fresh questions about how swiftly humanoids will be utilized in logistics. Made by Agility Robotics, the bipedal robot can grasp and lift objects, and it will start by shifting empty tote boxes as Amazon continues to explore new ways of automating its warehouses. Read More

1. Welcome to the age of the Automated Warehouse

This report explores the impact of mobile robotics on warehouse operations, focusing on the capabilities of Autonomous Guided Vehicles and Autonomous Mobile Robots. These technologies are quickly evolving warehouse operations by optimizing product flow, minimizing labor reliance, and reducing operational expenses. 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