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Baker-Polito Administration Awards $4.4M Grant for New Boston University Robotics R&D Facility
The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative this week awarded Boston University more than $4 million for its new robotics facility.

Fictiv Raises Series E Funding to Accelerate Digital Manufacturing Adoption
Fictiv, which has raised $100 million, said its digital manufacturing ecosystem can rapidly deliver pricing, design feedback, and manufacturing and business services to speed time to market.

Ford Using KUKA Robot at Automotive Facility for 3D Printing
Productivity has increased since Ford installed a KUKA robot at is advanced manufacturing facility in Redford, Mich. The robot is being used to move 3D printed parts.

Toyota Ventures Opens 2022 Call for Factory of the Future Innovation
Toyota Ventures' third global call of innovation seeks startups that can apply AI, robotics, and other technologies to enable Industry 4.0 and advanced manufacturing.

Diamond Age Raises Series A Funding for Home Construction Robots
Diamond Age says will use the $50 million investment to scale its Factory in the Field system and execute on its first commercial contract to use robots and 3D printing to...

Humanoid Robots Could Reach Out and Take Patient’s Blood Pressure
Simon Fraser University researchers have provided a humanoid robot with leech-inspired origami sensors in its fingertips to take ECG and PPG readings and obtain a patient's blood pressure.

igus Expands North American Leadership Team, Names Five New Vice Presidents
igus says its new executives, who have industry experience, will focus on customer service, sustainable development of high-performance polymers, and continued growth in North America.

Local Motors, Developer of Olli Autonomous Shuttle, Shuts Down
Local Motors, which had developed the Olli autonomous shuttlebus, reportedly shut down this week after successful fundraising rounds and testing last year.

Velo3D Delivers First Sapphire XC System for Metal Additive Manufacturing
Velo3D delivered its first Sapphire XC metal 3D printing system to an aerospace customer, reducing production costs by as much as 75% and increasing throughput by up to 400%.

Essentium to Enter SPAC Merger, Go Public as It Advances Sustainable Additive Manufacturing
Essentium, which claims that its on-site additive manufacturing systems can reduce waste by 70% and the carbon footprint, said its total addressable market is $209 billion.

OhmniLabs Introduces OhmniClean Autonomous UV-C Disinfection Robot
OhmniLabs said its new OhmniClean robot takes less than 15 minutes to disinfect a 3,000-sq.-ft. space, reducing costs compared with manual cleaning or stationary UV units.

3D Systems Acquires Oqton to Make Additive Manufacturing More Accessible
Oqton's cloud-based, AI-enabled Manufacturing Operating System can help manufacturers automate production processes. 3D Systems is making its own software available as add-ons.

Top 10 Robotics and Autonomous Vehicle Transactions of August 2021
In August 2021, the total number of deals and their dollar value fell from the previous month, but industrial automation, self-driving cars, and logistics still thrived.

Launcher Buys Second Metal 3D Printer From Velo3D for Rocket Parts
Launcher, which is developing rockets and orbital transfer vehicles to affordably launch small satellites, has added a second 3D printer from Velo3D for titanium.

OhmniLabs Provides Telepresence Robots to eKAMI, Industrial Users
OhmniLabs, which has grown threefold over the past year, is serving growing demand for telepresence robots in multiple industries during the COVID-19 pandemic.

ICON Technology Completes Series B Round for Robotics and 3D Printing in Construction
ICON Technology, which has developed proprietary 3D-printing robots, software, and advanced building materials, is addressing the need for housing on Earth and potentially Mars.

Desktop Metal to Acquire ExOne for Leadership in Additive Manufacturing for Mass Production
Desktop Metal and ExOne, both of which claim to be 3D printing pioneers, plan to combine their offerings in a broad portfolio for additive manufacturing at scale.

FANUC America, Manufacturing Skill Standards Council to Stack Certifications
FANUC America and the MSSC are streamlining the certification process for production and materials handling operators, which they said could address worker shortages.

Additive Manufacturing and Robotics—the Bloom of a New Machine?
Manufacturing and construction face a bright future in which 3D printing and robots enable the fabrication of more sustainable structures and massive wind turbines.

Würth Additive Group to Distribute Markforged’s Digital Forge 3D Printing Platform Globally
Würth will help distribute Markforged's Digital Forge 3D printing platform for 3D printing metals and other materials, as Markforged prepares for SPAC deal and public listing.



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