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RightHand Robotics Opens RightPick Center Europe in Germany
RightHand Robotics, whose RightPick 3 robotic system is designed for item handling, has opened a business development and training center in N├╝rnberg, Germany.

Desktop Metal Acquires Adaptive3D, Adding Elastomer Capabilities to Materials Portfolio
Adaptive3D said its printed elastomer technology complements Desktop Metal's Xtreme 8K mass-production printers for high-speed, high-volume production of cost-effective parts.

Raymond Corp. Unveils Intralogistics Portfolio Including Automation
Raymond Corp. said its "end-to-endless" intralogistics suite for materials handling includes automated guided vehicles, software, and support services to enable greater visibility and efficiency.

MassRobotics Publishes Interoperability Standard for Autonomous Mobile Robots
Before heterogeneous environments of mobile robots can grow, the data they can share must be defined. The MassRobotics AMR Interoperability Working Group published its initial standard.

BALYO Picks Ouster’s 3D Lidar Sensors for Autonomous Forklifts
BALYO, a French provider of autonomous navigation systems for forklifts, plans to upgrade its sensors with 3D digital lidar from Ouster to improve safety and efficiency in warehouses.

Universal Robots Increases UR10e Cobot Payload by 25%
Universal Robots has increased the capacity of its UR10e cobot arm to 12.5kg (27.5 lb.), opening up potential applications in palletizing, machine tending, and packaging.

Robotic Deliveries Quadruple During Pandemic, Reports Starship Technologies
Starship Technologies reported that its robotic deliveries have quadrupled worldwide during the COVID-19 pandemic, with demand particularly strong on college campuses.

TRINAMIC Says New Servo Controller/Driver Module Provides Quicker Throughput, Cuts Power Loss by 75%
The single-axis controller/driver module for two-phase bipolar stepper motors integrates motion control to speed transfer time, reduce solution size, and save energy, according to Trinamic.

Ondas Holdings to Acquire Drone BVLOS Pioneer American Robotics for $70.6M
American Robotics, which is the first company to receive FAA approval for automated BVLOS flights, will join Ondas' mission-critical networking and data technologies.

Bright Machines to Raise $435M in SPAC Merger Toward Industrial Automation IPO
Bright Machines, which plans to expand thanks to its SPAC merger, said its a modular, software-defined approach provides manufacturers with scalability and easy deployment for flexible automation.

8 Types of Warehouse Robots by Application
Depending on the task, the space and infrastructure available in the environment, and the need for flexible processes, there are different types of robots for every warehouse.

Kurt Workholding Releases RV36 Quick-Change Robotic Gripper
Kurt Workholding's new RV36 Gripper is designed to saves space and money and improve efficiency with quick-change, customizable jaws and custom accessories.

E-Commerce Order Fulfillment Drives Growth in Robotic Lift Trucks
Although robotic lift trucks are still a small slice of the market, the industry seeks to speed up processes while lessening the struggle of finding enough operators.

Robots Rise to Help Humans in Metalworking
The shortage of skilled welders can be mitigated by adopting robots for tasks that can still be supervised by humans.

Robot Fleets Grow Demand for Warehouse Management Software, Interoperability Layer
As warehouse operators add more robots, they can choose vendor support or third-party software providers. In addition, organizations are working on interoperability standards.

Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas, Phantom Auto Partner to Scale Up Remote Operations of Unmanned Forklifts
Phantom Auto is integrating its vehicle-agnostic tele-operations software with Mitsubishi Logisnext America's UniCarriers and Mitsubishi-branded lifts.

FANUC America Adds to SCARA Robot Line for Manufacturers
FANUC America has added SCARA robots to its product line, including models with compact profiles, environmental resistance, high payload capacity, and other features.

Robotic Vacuum Impregnation Can Reduce Costs and Waste, Says Ultraseal International
Automotive manufacturers can benefit from automation to seal porous metal parts, minimize scrappage, improve sustainability, and reduce costs, says Ultraseal International.

Robotics and AI Pioneer Ayanna Howard Named 2021-2022 ACM Athena Lecturer
Ayanna Howard, the 2021-2022 Association for Computing Machinery Athena Lecturer, discusses her career, diversity efforts, and hope for the future in engineering.

Orbbec to Build Time-of-Flight 3D Cameras on Microsoft Azure Depth Platform
Orbbec said its design and manufacturing expertise will complement Microsoft's 3D sensor and cloud technology for a new 3D, time-of-flight sensors to meet growing developer demand.

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