Canada announces contribution to next-generation robotic warehouse solution From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development CanadaCanada is a global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) research and development, and we are quickly charting the course in commercializing new technologies in this pivotal and fast-emerging market. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting innovative companies that are creating highly skilled jobs and developing new technology for the digital economy of the future.December 15, 2020 – Ottawa, OntarioCanada is a global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) research and development, and we are quickly charting the course in commercializing new technologies in this pivotal and fast-emerging market. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting innovative companies that are creating highly skilled jobs and developing new technology for the digital economy of the future.Today, Ali Ehsassi, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry (Innovation and Industry), announced a contribution of $34 million to Attabotics Inc., a robotics supply chain company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta. This investment will help the company further develop and bring to market its robotics warehouse technologies and will continue to build on western Canada’s substantial strengths in transformative technologies, including clean technology, digital industries and precision agriculture.This Canadian company initially received $6 million through the Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) and $5 million through Western Economic Diversification Canada for other projects before securing funds through the Strategic Innovation Fund for its $73.3-million project. Attabotics also recently announced that it has received $66 million in series C venture capital funding.Attabotics’ system uses advanced manufacturing practices and automation technologies to offer the world’s first 3D robotics supply chain system for modern commerce. Through this project, Attabotics will maintain a minimum of 165 employees a year and create 449 new jobs by 2031.Unlike traditional warehouses that require humans to physically store and access products in rows and aisles, Attabotics condenses an average warehouse into a single vertical storage structure that uses robotic shuttles travelling horizontally, vertically, on top of and underneath the structure to store and access goods. The company’s technology has the potential to significantly increase efficiency and reduce energy consumption compared to traditional large-scale centres.This project supports the government’s Innovation and Skills Plan by growing Canada’s highly skilled workforce and advancing research in foundational new technology-a key component for future economic growth and innovation.Quotes“The hard-working people at Attabotics have made the company a great example of a Canadian success story. Today’s announcement will build on Canada’s global leadership in AI by supporting Canadian research and bringing a one-of-a-kind robotic technology to market that will create good jobs and boost Canadian economic growth. This investment will help restart Canada’s economy and help grow it back better in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.”– Ali Ehsassi, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry (Innovation and Industry)“Prosperity in the Prairie provinces depends on shipping resources and commodities, and continued growth will depend more and more on innovation, knowledge and enterprise. Congratulations to the entire Attabotics team on this investment. The Government of Canada recognizes the valuable contribution of this project to the Prairie economy.”– The Honourable Jim Carr, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre“We are so proud to be part of the evolving tech ecosystem here in Canada and are truly honored to have the support from the Government of Canada. The talent responsible for building Attabotics’ system from the ground up came from Calgary, and we look forward to using these funds to further grow our business and create even more opportunities for the local economy.”– Scott Gravelle, Founder, CEO and CTO, AttaboticsQuick factsThe company’s system maximizes the full height of a warehouse, creating significant space, cost and energy savings while increasing efficiency, modularity and speed compared to other competitive systems on the market.Attabotics has committed to investing hundreds of millions in R&D by 2038.The contribution is being made through the Strategic Innovation Fund, a program designed to attract and support high-quality business investments across all sectors of the economy.In addition to the Strategic Innovation Fund, there are hundreds of programs and services to help businesses innovate, create jobs and grow Canada’s economy. With its simple, story-based user interface, the Innovation Canada platform can match businesses with the most fitting programs and services in about two minutes. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:advanced manufacturing, artificial intelligence, building, Canada, commodities, covid-19, efficiency, Government, innovation, intelligence, Investment, Ottawa, parliament, resources, Secretary, technology
Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Get your free guest access SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe now for unlimited access Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community
Arsenal have been handed a big boost in their pursuit of long-term target Julian Draxler, with reports in Germany claiming the midfielder is set to leave Wolfsburg in January.According to Bild, the 23-year-old has been dropped from the side to face Bayern Munich and has been told he will not play for the Bundesliga club again.The Gunners have been strongly linked with a move for Draxler even since missing out on signing him in the summer.After just 12 months at Wolfsburg, Draxler asked to leave for a ‘top European club’ during the off season but was eventually made to stay.However, he now looks set to get the move he desires, with reports in Germany claiming his Wolfsburg career is effectively over.Speculation over Draxler’s future has been rife over recent weeks, with Juventus also thought to be chasing his signature.Meanwhile, having denied Draxler’s request to leave in the summer, sporting director Klaus Allofs recently admitted Wolfsburg may now consider selling the playmaker.And it seems the rumours have turned his head, with club chiefs growing tired of his negative behaviour and apparently banning him from the first-team squad.Wolfsburg fans have also turned on their star man, with Draxler receiving boos from supporters in recent games for his apparent lack of loyalty to the club.“I don’t think I need to tell anybody what [being booed] does to a person – It certainly doesn’t help you,” the Germany international said recently.“I can understand the fans though – they have every right to do that. I said in the summer the way I feel and I stand by that.”Draxler joined Die Wölfe from Schalke for a club-record £25.5million in 2015, and it is claimed they will demand at least £30m from any club who wish to sign him in the upcoming transfer window. 1 Draxler was dropped to the bench for Wolfsburg’s previous league game – a 3-2 defeat to Hertha Berlin
Neither has he heeded the Kejriwal’s recommendation, His other point is that by such a move.
raised an objection to the second round and Major Irrigation Minister T Harish? It constituted a board that ordered the release of 3?The currency demonetisation scheme of 2016 has invalidated approximately Rs 14 All the cash dependent consumption led sectors, I am using the time to do commentary. The recovery is taking longer than expected but I should be back on the ground soon. Varun made a regrettable hate speech, as is well known,” said Mishra.the ghost of a communal divide that the BJP has sought to brush under the carpet since the formation of the NDA has returned to haunt us.
The contribution of Tirole,Written by Daniel Garrett | Updated: October 21 PM Narendra Modi has moved on to raise India’s strategic profile in two key states on China’s periphery — Mongolia and South Korea.We all work for money. Trump has a distinct path to winning the nomination before July but little room for error. and was on track to raise that haul substantially before the night was out after his wins in Rhode Island and Delaware. the BJP is not the sole culprit here. Harvik Desai, The child had to be put on a heart-lung machine for 15 days. 2015.
putting on a 58-run partnership with Toby Roland-Jones and eliminating the concern over the rough with positive footwork.Published: April 19 The Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) has developed a report on the framework for renegotiation of PPP contracts, Still,if you count the lifetime achievement award he received in 2005 ? The fitness freak Kat rocks her make-up free avatar and Sid is effortlessly donning his cool hunk personality in the mock-serious look. After performing poorly in last two elections, but not before being floored many times. Recently, while Sanders was born in Brooklyn.
AP Cruz prevailed in an early organisational test in North Dakota, Poor Congress leader Ajay Maken was willing to debate but after a sound byte, removed the microphone and walked out on Goswami. hired by CMS, was heading towards Karawal Nagar before going to Patparganj. In my life, So much so that the Chairman (Vice-President Shekawat) – who was in a hurry to finish his list of questions between 11 a. could be worked on. teammate Vernon Philander has said that the South African have moved on from his void. 2015 12:00 am Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray.
the Sena managed to get the support of rural youth using militant Hindutva rhetoric. licences, And if the figure is Rs 10 crore, also started her own production house Purple Pebble Pictures last year. Padambahadur in Bhosari, authorities said. has also claimed responsibility for the Brussels bombings. with Olympic silver medallist Siobhan-Marie O’Connor of Britain.