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Tuesday 27th July 2021 02:44 PM
Amazon Buys Warehouse Robotics Startup Canvas Technology
Amazon has folded warehouse robotics start up Canvas Technology under its wing, TechCrunch revealed April 10. The report did not point out the cost of the purchase.
Canvas makes a completely autonomous cart system, and raised $15 million in Series A funding. It’s a big competitor with companies like Fetch Robotics in the area of autonomous mobile robots. The carts use 3D imaging and a proprietary software platform to get around, and are designed particularly that will work in the same space as and connect with human workers on the warehouse floor.
Bringing Canvas in-house fills out Amazon Robots, a section initiate in 2012 to house Kiva Systems, a maker of shelving robots. Kiva Systems robots are now actually at work in Amazon warehouses, and the retailer might possibly be able to link them with Canvas Technology’s carts to solidify their in-house automation stack. The e-retail gigantic has been moving more and more of its shipments in-house, while also providing its shipping network to third parties via Amazon Shipping.
According to Business Insider, Amazon has seen a 50 percent growth in warehouse space and 20 percent cheaper working expenditures being a result of robotics.
“We are inspired by Canvas Technology’s innovations, and display the same vision for a future where people work alongside robotics to improve safety and the workplace experience,” an Amazon spokesperson said in an announcement to TechCrunch. “We look forward to working with Canvas Technology’s fantastic team to keep inventing for customers.”
This article is originally posted on manufacturing.net