FedEx Partners with Vecna Robotics Profiled in New York Times

FedEx and Vecna Robotics, a leader in next-generation mobile robotics, made public their working relationship in a technology-business story profiled in the New York Times.

The article highlights the steps FedEx leadership is taking to leverage advanced technologies to improve overall productivity, reassign workers to more rewarding tasks, and meet growing customer demand extending from a rapidly changing global economy.

This is the first time Vecna Robotics has publicly acknowledged one the many Fortune 50 companies with which it’s working, in addition to several small- and medium-sized businesses that are using its fully autonomous, zero-infrastructure AGVs and mobile robots.

Vecna Robotics RT4500 tuggers are showcased in the FedEx story. FedEx officials announced plans to deploy several more RT4500s as part of an automation growth strategy.

The RT4500 autonomous tugger is built to maximize productivity by automating point-to-point transport of large payloads with flatbed carts or a train of carts. Designed to be operated manually or fully autonomously with the flick of a switch, the RT4500 is suited for applications such as lineside replenishment and horizontal transport of racks, bins, pallets and oversized and/or non-conveyable payloads.

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About Vecna Robotics

Vecna Robotics offers a fleet of intelligent, next-generation autonomous guided vehicles (AGVs) to optimize logistics and material handling operations. With two decades of experience developing advanced systems for medical and military operations, our case picking, goods-to-person, person-to-goods, robot-conveyor hybrid material handling systems are the most cost-effective in the market. Vecna Robotics is dedicated to helping companies, ranging from Fortune 50s to SMEs, reduce costs, improve throughput, and stay flexible and competitive.

Vecna is also dedicated to corporate citizenship and has donated more than 170,000 hours of community service and pays team members to spend up to 10 percent of their paid work week on a community service project. For more information visit or contact

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