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FedEx is upgrading its tech for a holiday season in pandemic times

By: Rob Pegoraro
Source: Fast Company
Date of Publication: November 4th, 2020
With people depending on deliveries more than ever, FedEx is calling in robots and adopting other gadgets to efficiently get packages where they’re going.
Sam's Club is putting robot janitors in all of its stores during the pandemic

Sam's Club is putting robot janitors in all of its stores during the pandemic

By: Alexis Benveniste
Source: CNN Business
Date of Publication: October 21st, 2020
Soon every Sam's Club will have a robot to scrub the store floors.
In partnership with Brain Corp, an artificial intelligence company, the membership-only warehouse chain will distribute 372 new autonomous floor scrubbers to its stores this fall.
Caterpillar bets on self-driving machines impervious to pandemics

Caterpillar bets on self-driving machines impervious to pandemics

By: Rajesh Kumar Singh
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: October 12th, 2020
Caterpillar’s autonomous driving technology, which can be bolted on to existing machines, is helping the U.S. heavy equipment maker mitigate the heavy impact of the coronavirus crisis on sales of its traditional workhorses.
Boston Dynamic robot dogs are being used to monitor COVID-19 patients

If you’re in the hospital with COVID-19, this robot dog might come take your vital signs

By: Adele Peters
Source: Fast Company
Date of Publication: September 3rd, 2020
Dr. Spot will see you now. A study found the robots were good at gathering information from patients—and the patients like them too.
Tyson Turns to Robot Butchers, Spurred by Coronavirus Outbreaks

Tyson Turns to Robot Butchers, Spurred by Coronavirus Outbreaks

By: Jacob Bunge and Jesse Newman
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: July 9th, 2020
The pandemic is speeding meatpackers’ shift from human meat cutters to automated ones, but machines can’t yet match people’s ability
Coronavirus pandemic advances the march of 'cobots'

Coronavirus pandemic advances the march of 'cobots'

By: Rajesh Kumar Singh
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: July 20th, 2020
While a resurgence in coronavirus cases in Texas has brought many businesses to a screeching halt, eight robots have kept All Axis Machining’s metal fabrication facility in Dallas humming.
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Grocery Stores turn to robots during coronavirus

By: Nathaniel Meyersohn
Source: CNN Business
Date of Publication: April 7th, 2020
Local grocers and big chains alike are deploying robots to clean floors, stock shelves and deliver groceries to shoppers during the coronavirus.