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Heartland Robotics Cluster shares 2024 Q1 community involvement events
The Heartland Robotics Cluster (HRC) supported several educational opportunities for local students to learn about the robotics industry during Q1 of 2024.

Flexiv Rizon 4 adaptive robot arms get a grip on recycling
In recognition of Earth Day, Flexiv announced an automated recycling station that uses its improved Grav Enhanced Gecko Gripper with Automated Cleaning Station.

Cobot raises $100 million series B capital
Founded by former Amazon VP of robotics Brad Porter, Collaborative Robotics has raised $140 million in two years to develop cobots for practical applications.

Boston Dynamics to commercialize electric Atlas humanoid robot
Boston Dynamics has retired its hydraulic Atlas humanoid robot for an electric model unconstrained by human range of motion. Hyundai will begin commercialization testing.

Gather AI to deliver inferred case count, location occupancy data
AI software for inventory-monitoring drones company Gather AI said its new inferred case count and location occupancy capabilities can provide real-time inventory insights.

Safety systems, teaching options that make working with cobot arms easier
Chris Caldwell and Sarah Andrzejewski, product managers for Yaskawa Motoman, describe the HC series’ safety systems and easy-to-use programming options

Another brick in the wall: Building walls with AI-powered robotic arm platforms
The DexR truck loading robot from Dexterity helped FedEx expedite box placement on trucks at its warehouse, but also offers further collaboration in material handling scenarios.

Walmart to deploy Fox Robotics autonomous forklifts across four distribution centers
Walmart and Fox Robotics announced a multi-year partnership agreement that will see the retailer deploy 19 FoxBot autonomous forklifts across four high-tech distribution centers.

ABB releases second annual Automotive Manufacturing Outlook Survey results
ABB’s survey highlighted investment in robots for smaller automotive component manufacturers in upstream supply chains, as well as attracting skilled labor to program robots, as industry challenges.

How supervised autonomy keeps robot arms moving
Erik Nieves, CEO of Plus One Robotics, described what degree of freedom Plus One gives to its AI control systems, as well as the types of situations that warrant human...

Flexiv deploys Rizon 4 for sanding window shutters
General-purpose robot provider Flexiv deployed its Rizon 4 adaptive robot to automate the previously manual task of window shutter sanding at EsVata’s California factory.

Avidbots announces launch of Kas autonomous cleaning robot
Avidbots announced the release of its Kas autonomous cleaning robot, a new fully autonomous floor scrubber that the company hopes will expand to new markets in robotic cleaning.

NEXCOM to demonstrate IoT edge computing at Embedded World 2024
IIoT computing provider NEXCOM will showcase its latest AI, edge, and cybersecurity offerings at Embedded World. The company also provides robot controllers and integration gateways.

ForwardX Robotics introduces Apex C1500-L autonomous forklift
ForwardX Robotics’ new Apex C1500-L autonomous forklift features its “Total Spatial Awareness” module with multi-line lidar and laser radar sensors for safe, accurate operation.

IHI licenses OSARO SightWorks perception software to accelerate mixed-case depalletizing
Tokyo-based IHI Logistics & Machinery selected OSARO’s SightWorks perception software and multiple Robotics Depalletizing Systems for its Japanese 3PL operations in warehouses.

LexxPluss announces mobile robot conveyance demonstration facility
LexxPluss will officially launch its AMR conveyance systems for the U.S market at Automate 2024 in Chicago. The company opened a demonstration facility in Indiana in 2023.

Micropsi Industries introduces MIRAI 2, AI-vision software for more reliable, scalable automation
Micropsi Industries introduced its latest generation of its AI-vision software, MIRAI 2, with five new features that aim to make automation more reliable and scalable.

MiR launches AI-enabled MiR1200 pallet jack
Augmenting its fleet of deck-load AMRs, MiR’s new interoperable autonomous pallet jack is guided by NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin module that provides pallet detection.

Teradyne Robotics announces collaboration with NVIDIA
Powered by the NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin AI platform, Universal Robots demonstrated an autonomous inspection system and MiR debuted its new MiR1200 pallet jack.

Robot Era open-sources reinforcement learning framework Humanoid-Gym
Beijing-based Robot Era announced it will open source its reinforcement learning framework, Humanoid-Gym, on GitHub in the hopes of speeding up progress on humanoid robots.

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Webcast: How small and midsize businesses can get started with robots
Recording: Mar. 27, 2024 @ 12:00 EST
Webcast: How small and midsize businesses can get started with robots

Robots are often viewed as a heavy-cost venture, keeping the “little guys” out of the equation. But, that's not as prevalent in 2024.

Mobile robots, cobots, sensors and other robotic elements can prove to be a cost-effective offering for businesses of all organizations. Which robotic area should the smaller and midsize businesses approach as they dip their toes in the robot pool? They have lots of options, it's a matter of finding the area that meets their business needs best, such as ASRS, process management, simulation or others.

Tune into this free discussion addressing these topics, and how SMBs can start their journey with robots.

Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2024
Time: 12:00 P.M. EDT/9:00 A.M. PDT

 

Webcast: Robots and AI open new applications
Recording: Jan. 31, 2024 @ 12:00 EST
Webcast: Robots and AI open new applications
Join our discussion with Körber Supply Chain Software and Hy-Tek Intralogistics to discuss the current and future state of AI and robots

Webcast: Transforming Manufacturing Processes for the Challenges of Tomorrow
Recording: Nov. 8, 2023 @ 2:00 EST
Webcast: Transforming Manufacturing Processes for the Challenges of Tomorrow
Digital transformation is a process that can help address manufacturing and supply chain challenges, says Dassault Systemes.



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