Warehouse automation update with Fetch Robotics and Anyware Robotics


On the latest episode of The Robot Report Podcast, we chat with Thomas Tang, CEO and co-founder of Anyware Robotics. Anyware Robotics is launching an autonomous trailer unloading solution, that will make its debut at MODEX 2024.

The mechanism consists of a mobile manipulator that includes a Fanuc CRX 25iA cobot mounted on top of a custom-built, omnidirectional AMR base. Visitors to the upcoming MODEX show will be able to see the Pixmo robot demo live in the Anyware Robotics booth.

anyware robotics mobile manipulator unloads boxes from a shipping container.

The Pixmo mobile manipulator from Anyware Robotics uses a vacuum gripper and vision guidance to acquire boxes from the container. | Credit: Anyware Robotics

In this episode, we also catch up with Matt Wicks, Sr Director and robotics automation business leader with Zebra Technology. Matt is responsible for the Fetch Robotics products at Zebra, and brings us up to speed on the Fetch AMR portfolio.

Episode Timeline

18:00   Interview with Thomas Tang, CEO and co-founder, of Anyware Robotics

38:30   Interview with Matt Wicks, Sr Director and robotics automation business leader with Zebra Technology.

In the news this week

  • ABB – Marc Segura blog post on the State of Robotics at ABB
    • Article summary:
      • The continued development of AI-powered robotics is the latest chapter in ABB’s fifty-year story of robotic innovation that began in 1974 with the sale of the world’s first commercial all-electric robot, the IRB 6.
      • ABB is bullish on the future of robotics that use AI
      • Marc believes that AI will help close the skills and knowledge gap that exists between new robotics users and make robotics useful
  • Hippo Harvest, a Fetch Robotics OEM partner, brings in $21M to scale automated greenhouse operations.
    • This is an innovative use case that leverages AMRs to automate the movement of trays of plants within a greenhouse.

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