The 2015 Material Handling Teachers Institute

Symbotic is excited to be a part of the upcoming 2015 Material Handling Teachers Institute (MHTI) and Future Faculty Symposium program. This week-long program allows educators in material handling, logistics and supply chain operations to interact with colleagues to expand their teaching methods and tour manufacturing facilities and distribution centers. Our very own Abhilasha Katariya will be representing Symbotic and … More     

Q&A with Ty Tremblay, Symbotic Employee and Recipient of NE District Volunteer of the Year Award

The New England District Championship took place last week for all qualified New England FIRST Robotics teams. There were 175 teams, 11 events and hundreds of volunteers to determine which teams would qualify to move forward to the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) World Championships on April 22-25,2015 in St. Louis Missouri. FRC Team 319, which is sponsored by Symbotic, was one of the … More     

Symbotic’s Winter Career Fair Schedule

Symbotic announces their spring career fair schedule to recruit candidates for internships and full-time positions. Symbotic is focused on expanding their engineering departments, but encourages all multi-disciplined seeking candidates to consider careers at Symbotic. The winter career fairs are: Feb 3 – Cornell University Feb 4 – Boston University Feb 5 – Northeastern University Feb 11 – Olin University Feb … More     

FIRST Robotics Competition Show, GameSense, Sponsored by Symbotic

Symbotic is proud to announce its sponsorship of the FIRST Robotics Competition GameSense show and affiliated FIRST Robotics Team 319 Symbotic is proud to announce our sponsorship of FRC GameSense as they continue to expand their program. GameSense will be debuting several new shows this season, including a live-event broadcast and color commentary show, premiering live at Chezy Champs, a premiere … More     

Making the Jobs Creation Argument: The Evolution of Robotics in Warehousing

In a recent New York Times article by John Markoff, the application of nimble and adept robots replacing manual labor is explored and arguments both for and against are put forth with the fundamental fact remaining ⎯ there is a need to reduce the complexity and cost associated with handling materials through today’s supply chains for consumer products to stay competitively … More     

Robots in the Warehouse: Expanding Beyond Manufacturing

Larry Sweet of Symbotic and Chris Ray of Hartness International presented their work in robotic applications of material handling in distribution centers at the recent RoboBusiness Leadership Summit covering the historical applications, the market drivers that are challenging these approaches and the emerging software and mobile robotic technologies that are attempting to solve these problems. Warehouse Process Flow Material handling … More     

Introducing the Symbotic Platform – a New Breed in Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS)

When you think of Steve Jobs and Apple Computer, they are not necessarily innovators of new technology – they leverage existing technology like the cell phone and tablet and make it more powerful, easier to use and more accessible to the masses. Just like Apple, Symbotic has taken a similar approach with conventional AS/RS (Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems) and … More     

Symbot, Tim Perrault, Speaks at The World Automation Congress 2012 About His Bomb Disposal Robot

Fellow Symbot Tim Perrault was invited to speak at the World Automation Congress conference this month about his senior robotics project at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). Inspired by his work with the Boston Bomb Squad who have used current market robots for the last 10+ years, Tim and his team set out to develop an economical bomb disposal robot with … More     

Computational Challenges to Supply Chain Automation

Just recently, our Chief Technology Officer, Larry Sweet, shared his view with other top thought leaders at a Georgia Tech workshop about how mobile robots are presenting a disruptive paradigm for the supply chain. The objective of the workshop held on ARC-RIM Industry Day  was to bring together leading researchers/developers from different high tech industries together with leading researchers from … More     

Can One Robot Do It All? The Economic Need Behind Robotic Automation in Warehouses

As long as warehouse operations work in perfect sequence, mixed SKU order picking and palletizing work great in your warehouse operations. But what happens when cases aren’t presented in the right sequence or fall off leaving your pallet with an inaccurate or unstable shipment? At MODEX 2012, Symbotic’s Chief Technology Officer, Larry Sweet, delivered his thoughts on the topic of … More     

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