Tag Results for kiva (13)

  1. Robots: The Big Picture

    Robots, robots, photos, photos! The Boston Globe has put together a massive robot photo extravaganza -- check it out here. It includes 32 photos of myriad robots of recent past and present, including the HAL exoskeleton, the Da Vinci surgical robot, Toyota's partner bots, our beloved Big Dog, coffee-making humanoid Justin, Harvest Automation's plant movers, and one of our all-time favorites, the orange inventory-carrying machines created by Kiva Systems. Meanwhile, National Geographic prepared its own slideshow -- inspired, I believe by WALL-E's well deserved Oscar for …

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  2. A look under the hood of Kiva Systems warehouse robots

    UPDATE: There's no better way to understand Kiva's systems than seeing it in action. Here's a video Josh Romero and I prepared: There's been a lot of press about Kiva Systems, the Boston-area startup that developed mobile robots to automate pick-and-pack warehouse operations. No article, however, has really explained the technology that lets the Kiva robots do what they do -- swarm a warehouse by the hundreds and in a highly coordinated bot ballet deliver inventory to workers, racks of products arriving one after another in seconds, …

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