Tag: Robotics

Spike in Fertilizer Prices Causing Concern in Europe

A spike in fertilizer prices has hit European farmers, leaving some to question whether to curb planting plans. Winter wheat and barley crops are being sown as many nitrogen fertilizer plants in Europe shut as …

FI Agriculture Recap: Pandemic Relief for Livestock Producers

The USDA’s Farm Service Agency will begin accepting applications next Tuesday from livestock producers who suffered pandemic losses as a result of their inability to gain sufficient access to processing. Relief will come from the …

Agriculture Is Embracing Automation with Robotics and Drones

As recent headlines suggest, the agriculture industry is embracing new forms of automation. Here’s a look at a few companies offering innovative solutions to producers. AUTONOMOUS WEEDING ROBOT Startup Carbon Robotics revealed the latest iteration …

Amazon, Walmart Taking Different Approaches on Retail Technology

Amazon-owned grocery stores are poised for a technology upgrade, specifically in checkout. AUTOMATION Amazon is bringing automated checkout technology to full-size supermarkets, reported Bloomberg (April 22). Planning documents for a store under construction in Brookfield, …

Walmart, Kroger and Other Retailers Continue to Innovate

Walmart is tapping automation to help its store fleet handle last-mile grocery delivery, adding local fulfillment centers (LFCs) that will turn parts of them into mini warehouses and speed up fulfillment for local customers. The …

DoorDash Diversifies with Chowbotics Acquisition

After raising an eye-opening $3.4 billion in its IPO, DoorDash is spending its funds strategically. For starters, the delivery company is acquiring meal preparation startup Chowbotics. DoorDash’s revenue rose 226% year-over-year, to $1.92 billion, in …

Automation in the Age of Coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating a trend towards automation, according to a report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. The report found that most job losses during the public health crisis would be temporary, …