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Universal Robots CEO Discusses Cobot Leader’s Outlook for 2022
Universal Robots expects strong growth in 2022, despite the pandemic and the need to educate small businesses on the potential benefits of cobots, says Kim Povlsen.

mdGroup Acquires GeoCue to Broaden Expertise in Drone Lidar Surveying Technologies
mdGroup, the parent company of Microdrones, is adding GeoCue to its aerial data portfolio for lidar-based industrial surveying. The company said it will be an end-to-end provider of digital twins.

HAI Robotics Joins Greek Intralogistics Provider to Offer Smart Warehousing in Eastern Europe
HAI Robotics made its third distribution agreement in Europe as it secures more footholds in the global intralogistics market with its HAIPICK autonomous case-handling system.

Brain Corp and Tennant Launch Inventory Scan Accessory for Autonomous Floor Cleaning Robots
Brain Corp and Tennant have developed the Inventory Scan accessory to add data-capture functions to autonomous mobile robots for commercial floor cleaning.

Geek+ Opens South Korea Office and Deploys More Mobile Robots With CJ Logistics
Geek+ said it has deployed 128 autonomous mobile robots at CJ Logistics' distribution center in Gunpo, South Korea, serving the top e-commerce platform in the country.

Robotics Advancements Promise Bright Future for Supply Chains Beyond COVID Challenges
While some companies, like e-commerce giant Amazon, are developing their own automation, many others, such as DHL are looking at robots from suppliers including Seegrid.

PoliMOVE Wins Indy Autonomous Challenge at CES 2022 in First Head-to-Head Self-Driving Car Race
The team, which included researchers from Politecnico di Milano and the University of Alabama, set a new speed record in IAC's latest autonomous vehicle competition.

Indy Autonomous Challenge at CES 2022 Revs Up for Head-to-Head Race
After a successful competition in October 2021, the Indy Autonomous Challenge is testing self-driving racecars at CES 2022 in Las Vegas. The lead organizer describes the challenge.

TDK Announces RoboKit1 Platforms for Robotics Developers at CES 2022
The TDK RoboKit1 platform joins the SmartRobotics family, includes several sensors and controllers, and is compatible with ROS, said TDK's InvenSense unit.

Hyundai and Boston Dynamics Discuss Metamobility Concept at CES 2022
Hyundai said a combination of its modular mobile platforms, Boston Dynamics' legged robots, and virtual reality will change the transportation of goods and people.

Doosan Robotics Raises $33.7M, Shows Off NINA Cobot at CES 2022
Doosan Robotics has raised funding to expand in North America and Europe as it displayed robots for prosumer camera operators, palletizing, and food service.

Hy-Tek Holdings Acquires Fellow Integrator Advanced Handling Systems
Hy-Tek Holdings is acquiring Advanced Handling Systems and adding the automation systems integrator to its Hy-Tek Material Handling group serving varied applications.

Formant Raises Series A Funding for Cloud-Based Robot Fleet Management Platform
Formant plans to double in size as demand grows for its technology for managing heterogeneous fleets of robots in industries such as logistics and agriculture.

RE2 Robotics Recaps 2021 Successes and Looks Ahead to 2022
RE2 Robotics, which develops mobile manipulation robots and software, noted that its technology found uses in aviation, construction, and healthcare, with applications still growing.

Ottonomy’s Ottobot Rolls Out for Robotic Indoor and Outdoor Deliveries
At CES 2022, Ottonomy unveiled its Ottobot, a fully autonomous mobile robot for retail and restaurant deliveries. It uses contextual mapping both indoors and outdoors.

Blue Ocean Robotics Receives $51M Investment as It Grows Global Service Robot Reach
Blue Ocean Robotics, which provides disinfection, patient transfer, and telepresence robots, has grown 20x since 2018 and received funding from A.P. Moller Holding.

Ambarella Launches CV3 AI Domain Controller for Autonomous Vehicle Perception
Ambarella says its CV3 domain controller offers single-chip high performance for AI and sensor fusion at low power for autonomous vehicles and driver-assist systems.

John Deere Unveils Fully Autonomous Tractor at CES 2022
At CES 2022, John Deere said its fully autonomous 8R tractor combines GPS, machine learning, and remote monitoring to help farmers respond to growing global food demand.

NVIDIA Offers Isaac AMR Platform to Aid $10T Logistics Industry
NVIDIA Isaac AMR includes DeepMap for mapping, Metropolis for situational awareness, and ReOpt for fleet optimization of autonomous mobile robots.

HASCO Partners With ABB to Increase Automation Among Chinese Automakers
Automotive parts supplier HASCO and robotics expert ABB have created a joint venture to develop smart automation to provide flexibility and sustainability for Chinese automakers.



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