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Harvest Automation stumbles with warehouse robot

In a Boston Globe story by Scott Kirsner, it was revealed that Harvest Automation's CEO has departed, as have 3/4 of the 30 employees that worked there in 2015. The company is attempting to sell it...
19 March 2016, by

While Amazon doubles its number of warehouse robots to 30K, competing systems emerge

Amazon announced that at the end of September they had 30,000 Kiva robots at work in 13 fulfillment centers, effectively doubling the number of Kiva bots that it had in 2014. "Our intent is to use...
02 November 2015, by

Recent robotics transactions

New Chinese robotics investment fund; the RIA says 2014 North American robotics set new sales record; marine robotics company gets acquired. These stories and many more … ...
09 February 2015, by

Migration from Mexico to U.S. is tapering off. How does this impact farmers?

A recent newsletter from Harvest Automation, the start-up company that produces robots that move potted plants at nurseries and greenhouses, cites two very revealing trends regarding migrant workers....
26 June 2014, by

Harvey: A working robot for container crops

Two robots follow boundary markers on either side of an irrigation pipe. Photo credit: Harvest Automation. In mid-2012, four HV-100 robots from Harvest Automation achieved an elusive milestone in rob...
23 October 2013, by

Former Z Corp. chief executive joins Harvest Automation | Boston.com

Harvest Automation, the company building rugged robots that work in commercial nurseries, has recruited a new chief executive from the 3-D printing industry. John Kawola, who'd served as the head of Z...
03 December 2012, by



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$160 million for 14 VC-funded robotic companies in 2011

Travis Deyle, is a postdoc researcher at Duke and a recent PhD from GA Tech's School of Electrical and Computer Engineering where he was a member of the Healthcare Robotics Lab and a frequent blogger ...
03 March 2012, by

$160 million for 14 VC-funded robotic companies in 2011

By Frank Tobe, editor/publisher, The Robot ReportTravis Deyle, is a postdoc researcher at Duke and a recent PhD from GA Tech's School of Electrical and Computer Engineering where he was a member of th...
03 March 2012, by

Lots of robots coming onboard in 2013, 2014 and 2015

Pure science is an integral part of robotics and often leads to solutions for strategic needs for an audience of willing buyers. Here are a few examples of that process from companies with products sc...
11 November 2011, by

Harvest automation

And so it begins! The January 14th episode of Robots Podcast features an interview with Joe Jones, CTO of Harvest Automation (previously with iRobot).   Harvest Automation didn't start out ...
06 February 2011, by







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