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Is Softbank Robotics Europe on the market?; Melonee Sensible on new Fetch AMRs


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Mike caught up with Melonee Wise, founder of Fetch Robotics and vice president of robotics automation at Zebra Technologies, at the AMRs and Logistics Conference. They discussed the new Fetch FlexShelf, FlexShelf Guide, RollerTop Guide autonomous mobile robot (AMR) solutions that came out this week, as well as the state of logistics automation.

We also discuss the news of the week, including Softbank reportedly negotiating the sale of its French robotics business, Softbank Robotics Europe, to German distributor United Robotics Group. We also discuss the new AMR solutions from Fetch Robotics, the historic IPO of AutoStore on the Oslo Stock Exchange and a couple of food-related automation items.

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Links mentioned in the show

Report: Softbank negotiating sale of French robotics business
Fetch Robotics adds 3 AMRs for person-to-goods workflows
AutoStore stock surges during Oslo Stock Exchange IPO
Spyce closes original robotic restaurant in Boston
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