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As e-commerce grows, automation and artificial intelligence help companies keep pace

Recent months, and the last holiday season, in particular, brought an e-commerce boom like no other. As the pandemic accelerated trends already in motion, online shopping and deliveries exploded and possibilities surrounding automation and artificial intelligence zoomed to the forefront. Now as businesses consider the changing landscape, the use of automation and AI are weaving more tightly into the practices of many operations.

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Autonomous robotic piece-picking reaches adolescence in turbulent times

2020 was not the ideal year for a maturing automation technology to expand and improve, but it did.

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Why automation is no longer a choice, it's a necessity

Artug Acar, director of product management at RightHand Robotics, says that the stressors that the pandemic has placed on the global supply chain only underscored the benefits of reducing — or even removing — human workers from logistics facilities.

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MHPN Readers' Choice Award Win, F-Prime Capital Invests in RHR, Modern Materials Handling Article

New awards, new investments, and will 2020 be forever known as the "summer of piece-picking"? Happy holidays everyone!

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Modern Materials Handling Robotics Finds Its Place In Fulfillment

Robotics has gained rapid traction in the last few years of economic growth and low unemployment, as companies began implementing as a means of increasing productivity and coping with the labor crunch. Now the Covid-19 disruption has changed the unemployment picture, but vendors still see a pressing need for innovation.

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Material Handling Product News Readers' Choice Awards Products of the Year

Material Handling Product News is proud to announce the winners of our fifth-annual Readers’ Choice Products of the Year award. This award honors the achievements of companies for advances in materials handling systems and equipment within manufacturing, distribution centers and warehouses.

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CRN The 20 Coolest Tech Startups of 2020

From AI security and Kubernetes to storage and edge networking, here are 20 of the hottest technology startups in 2020.

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