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Soft Robotics to Market AI-Enabled Gripper to Consumer Goods, E-Commerce, and Logistics Markets
While its compliant grippers have typically been used to carry food products, Soft Robotics is expanding its services to cater to warehouses and distribution centers.

Robotics and AI Wave Likely to Continue, Says Investment Expert
From self-driving cars to humanoid robots, numerous technologies are vying for investment, but see which ones solve business problems, says Indxx Managing Partner Rahul Sen Sharma.

Flexiv Designs Robotic Development Kit to Empower Users to Build Complex Applications
Flexiv said its Robotic Development Kit relies on custom APIs to allow users to quickly and easily modify the programming of robots for tasks in a variety of industries.

Vention Raises $90M for Cloud Platform to Help Manufacturers Adopt Automation
Vention, whose cloud-based manufacturing automation platform is intended to help small-volume, high-mix manufacturers design and deploy workcells, is continuing rapid growth.

Qualcomm Unveils Next-Gen 5G, Edge AI Systems for Autonomous Mobile Robots and Drones
Qualcomm said its new Qualcomm Robotics RB6 Platform and RB5 AMR Reference Design will bring 5G and edge AI to systems for industrial automation, delivery, urban air mobility, and more.

Ondas Holdings Says ScottsMiracle-Gro Will Use American Robotics’ Autonomous Drones for Crop Analysis
Ondas Holdings' American Robotics subsidiary will provide its Scout System to autonomously collect field data daily for ScottsMiracle-Gro's lawn genetics research.

RGo Robotics Exits Stealth With $20M in Funding for Mobile Robot Perception
RGo Robotics claimed that applications are "nearly endless" for its Perception Engine, which runs on low-cost, low-power hardware, from mobile robots in logistics to delivery and service robots.

Solinftec Collects $60M to Grow Agricultural AI, Robotics in the Americas
Solinftec said it will apply its growth investment to expand its digital farm operations platform into new markets, as Lightsmith Group invests in "climate resilience solutions companies."

American Robotics Gets FAA Approval to Deploy Drones Without Operators at Seven Additional Sites
American Robotics, which had already received FAA permission to fly beyond the visual line of sight at three sites, can now operate drones without people on site across six states.

Stratom Launches Summit Off-Road Autonomy Platform for Vehicles in Complex Environments
Stratom said its new Summit modular software platform is designed for flexibility, safety, and easy implementation of autonomous systems for indoor, outdoor, and off-road applications.

Beewise to Use $80M Series C for Robots to Respond to Hive Threats
Beewise has developed monitoring technology to protect bee populations and increase honey production. This week, it announced Series C funding for its Beehome system.

FORT Robotics Announces Embedded Wireless Safety Controller for Mobile Robots at MODEX
At MODEX 2022, FORT Robotics said its new Nano Safety Controller enables remote control of mobile robots and reliable safety commands over Internet Protocol Networks.

ENOT Debuts Technology to Optimize Deep Neural Networks for Speed, Compression, and Energy Efficiency
ENOT.ai said its framework optimizes neural network architectures for accuracy and efficiency. The company said its framework, which has a Python API, can help robotics developers.

Bowery Farming Purchases Traptic to Expand Agricultural Prowess
Indoor grower Bowery Farming has acquired fruit-picking robot provider Traptic to harvest produce such as strawberries.

Mobile Logistics Robots Take a Starring Role Across Industries
A combination of hardware and software improvements, worker shortages, and growing recognition of efficiency and data insights is driving adoption of mobile logistics robots.

My Goat Educates the Lawn Care Industry on the Benefits of Robots
My Goat has developed lawn mowing robots as a service that operate in geofenced pens. The company is helping commercial groundskeepers take a new approach to property maintenance.

Abundant Robots Looks to Harvest Seed Capital via Crowdfunding for Apple Picking
Abundant Robots launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on WAX, as Wavemaker Labs Asia acquired the intellectual property of Abundant Robotics, which shut down last summer.

Agtonomy Closes $5M Round for Semi-Autonomous Agricultural Equipment
Agtonomy, which is developing a human-supervised platform to automate agricultural equipment in response to labor shortages and sustainability challenges, closed its Seed II round.

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.

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.



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