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Italian Sheet Metal Manufacturer Uses nTopology Software for 3D-Printed Grippers
Preziosa Francesco worked with Add-it design engineers, Desktop Metal 3D printers, and nTopology software to quickly create grippers for its robotic cell and press bending machine.

ARM Institute Announces First Three Recipients of Academic Endorsement Program
The ARM Institute has recognized a high school in Columbus, Ohio, and two programs at Wichita State University for their excellence in preparing students for careers in robotics and manufacturing.

Drone Express and FarEye Partner to Launch Autonomous Drone Deliveries for U.S. Retailers
Drone Express, which provides commercial drones as a service, and FarEye, which offers logistics optimization software, say they will offer end-to-end visibility and route optimization.

Perrone Robotics Completes Demonstrations of Autonomous Vehicles on Public Roads
Perrone Robotics' TONY autonomy kit enables existing or new passenger and cargo shuttles to navigate complex environments, and the company plans to make them available by late summer.

Boston Micro Fabrication Uses Light Focusing Method to 3D Print Tiny Parts
With digital light processing, Boston Micro Fabrication can 3D-print structures that with micron-scale details, which can be useful in electronics manufacturing and other applications.

Wyzo Launches ‘Sidebot’ High-Speed Collaborative Picking Robot
Wyzo's new "sidebot" is a high-speed delta robot plus sensors and software that enable it to conduct pick-and-place operations at speed and also work safely around people.

ISEE Launches Autonomous Driving System for Yard Trucks in Logistics Hubs
ISEE, which has developed AI that it said can anticipate behavior in dynamic environments, is working with Maersk and Lazer Spot on projects involving autonomous yard trucks.

ABB PixelPaint Car Painting System Wins IERA 2021 Robotics Award
PixelPaint's two robots can apply paint to vehicles faster and with less waste than other methods, improving efficiency and helping the environment, said winner ABB Robotics.

Canon Solutions America Adds SoftBank Robotics’ Whiz to Workplace Health Portfolio
Canon Solutions America is offering the Whiz vacuuming robot, produced by SoftBank Robotics and using Brain Corp.'s Brain OS, among its integrated products and services to commercial sites.

ARM Institute Issues New Call for Manufacturing, Aerospace, and Defense Projects
The U.S. Defense Department and the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute are looking to fund projects around topics such as AI in manufacturing and aerospace requirements.

Gideon Brothers Raises $31M to Expand Vision-Based Autonomous Mobile Robots
Gideon Brothers, which has developed AI and vision-guided mobile robots, plans to accelerate commercialization of its supply chain automation and open offices in Munich and Boston.

New LiveDrive Actuators Will Enable Safer, More Productive Robots, Says Genesis Robotics
Genesis Robotics said its new LiveDrive LDD 1800 Series actuators eliminate the need for gearing, reducing space and complexity for robotics designers. Demaurex's Wyzo uses LiveDrive.

Seegrid Improves Smart Path Situational Awareness in Palion Tow Tractor
Seegrid recently released Series 9 of its Palion Tow Tractor, which includes the enhanced Smart Path vision guidance system.

Seegrid Releases Autonomous Palion Tow Tractor Series 8
Seegrid has added the enhanced Smart Path technology for improved awareness and autonomous decision-making capabilities in dynamic facilities to its Palion Tow Tractor Series 8.

Qualcomm Releases Roster of 7 IoT Products Built to Drive Digital Transformation
Qualcomm has released seven new products that it said will help with Internet of Things and AI applications including connected healthcare, logistics management, and warehousing.

Vecna Robotics Names Craig Malloy as CEO, as Mobile Robot Demand Surges
Craig Malloy, a U.S. Navy veteran, will focus on Vecna Robotics' organizational and operational needs as it scales up, while founder Daniel Theobald will serve as chief innovation officer.

Geek+ Deploys 100 Mobile Robots at Circle K Distribution Center in Hong Kong
Circle K Hong Kong has deployed 100 Geek+ autonomous mobile robots for picking at its distribution center, which serves 300 convenience stores and handles 1 million items daily.

FARO Acquires HoloBuilder and Expands Digital Twin Product Suite
FARO Technologies, which provides data collection for industrial customers, has acquired construction progress management firm HoloBuilder for "end-to-end" digital twin offerings.

Robotics Veteran Thomas Visti Joins Owners of WeldingDroid
Thomas Visti, who has been owner and CEO of two of Denmark's most successful robotics companies, has recently turned his attention to being an entrepreneur. He has acquired 20% of WeldingDroid.

New Gearbox Promises Greater Accuracy and Repeatability for Robotic Motion Control
Conventional drive mechanisms can introduce transmission errors, leading to less accurate motion control and more wear and tear, according to HSOAR Precision Robotics, which offered an alternative.



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