logistics Archive

Magazino’s TORU inventory-grabbing robot rolls into major German logistics center

If you work in any kind of storage facility or warehouse, there’s a better chance every day that you’re going to be working alongside robots. Magazino’s TORU is a good example of the latest generation: navigating by sight, safe around humans, and simple to put to work. The TORU Cube (other Platonic solids to come, no doubt) is meant to operate in ordinary, human-scale environments …

Mercedes Benz and Matternet unveil vans that launch delivery drones

Mercedes-Benz Vans and Matternet, the drone tech startup, have created something of a concept car, or as they’re calling it, a Vision Van, that could change the way small packages are delivered across short distances. The Vision Van’s rooftop serves as a launch and landing pad for Matternet’s new, Matternet 2 drones. The Matternet 2 drones, which are autonomous, can pick up and carry a …

Amazon's New UK Distribution Centre to Create 500 jobs in 2017

LONDON, United States — Online retailer Amazon plans to create 500 new jobs when it opens another distribution centre in northern England next year, it said on Friday. The new jobs are in addition to the 3,500 Amazon has announced it expects to create in Britain in 2016, spanning head office, research and development centres, customer service centres, a fashion photography studio, Amazon Web Services …

Amazon launches Prime Air, its own dedicated cargo planes to speed delivery

Delivery by drone or self-driving trucks may not be here any time soon for Amazon.com. But the e-commerce juggernaut plans to launch its first ever branded cargo plane, the Amazon One, at Seattle’s SeaFair Air Show on Friday. The plane is a a Boeing 767-300 operated by Atlas Air, an existing provider of air cargo services for Amazon.com. In a press statement ahead of the …