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7 Questions With Orbbec, Which Has Set Its Sights on Void Left by Intel RealSense
With Intel discontinuing production of its RealSense sensors, an opportunity with robotics developers has emerged for other 3D camera and computer vision vendors such as Orbbec.

Burro Raises $10.9M Series A to Commercialize Collaborative Agricultural Robot
Burro, formerly known as Augean Robotics, has raised Series A funding to expand its agricultural fleet for grapes, nurseries, and berries to more than 500 robots next year.

Future Acres Partners With Sun World International for Robot to Aid Vineyard Workers
Future Acres has developed the Carry robotic wheelbarrow to help farm workers and is collaborating with Sun World, an international grower, for field testing and commercialization.

Soft Robotics Launches SoftAI to Help Food Industry Adopt Robots
SoftAI can augment industrial robots with "hand-eye" coordination, says Soft Robotics. It could drive automation adoption for a more resilient food supply chain, it said.

Agile Robots Raises Series C Funding, Claims to Be First Unicorn in Field
Agile Robots, which has headquarters in Munich and Beijing, has developed software and hardware and said it is the first intelligent robotics company worth $1 billion.

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.

Gulf Testing Solutions Enterprise Joins Microdrones Global Distribution Network
GTS will offer Microdrones' lidar sensors, drones, and surveying software to construction, oil and gas, and agriculture customers in Oman.

Perrone Robotics and Tropos Team up to Develop Autonomous Electric Compact Utility Vehicles
Perrone Robotics said it will combine its TONY autonomous vehicle kit with Tropos Motors' ABLE electric compact utility vehicles for applications such as delivery and construction.

Qualcomm Flight RB5 5G Drone Designed to Help Developers Apply 5G, AI, IoT to New Applications
The Qualcomm Flight RB5 5G drone reference platform includes concurrent support for seven cameras, IoT and cybersecurity, and deep learning to enable new industrial use cases.

Pipistrel to Use Honeywell Satellite Communications Tech in New Drones
Honeywell Aerospace said its satellite communications system for small unmanned aerial vehicles will enable Pipistrel's Nuuva and Surveyor drones to provide data for fleet management.

DroneDeploy Acquires Rocos to Automate Ground, Air Jobsite Data Collection
DroneDeploy, which uses aerial data to create digital twins of job sites, structures, and assets, will add Rocos' cloud-based workflow software for ground robots to its offerings.

John Deere Buys Bear Flag Robotics to Expand Farm Automation
Bear Flag Robotics, which has been working with Deere on autonomous driving enhancements for farm equipment, will join Blue River Technologies and John Deere Labs in Silicon Valley

Top 10 Robotics, Autonomous Vehicle Transactions of July 2021
Although the number of transactions in July 2021 held steady, self-driving car companies and startups working on robot software still raised billions.

Cognitive Pilot CTO Explains How Autonomy Will Advance Agriculture
Not only can kits enable equipment to be self-driving right away, but they could also change the nature of farming, says Anton Emelyanov, CTO of Cognitive Pilot.

7+ Robots to Watch for During the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games
Toyota and Panasonic have developed robots to provide assistance during the delayed Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. They will also showcase Japan's robot prowess.

Five Robotics Failures and What Developers Can Learn From Them
Humanoid robots, fruit-picking robots, and the ongoing self-driving car race show that rather than blame luck or overestimate technology, designers can learn from past mistakes.

Farm Robots Could Lead to a Utopian—or Dystopian—Future, Argues Researcher
As farms of all sizes look to adopt automation, robotics developers and policymakers should take a broader view of the potential environmental impacts, says a German scientist.

Verizon Launches Robotics Business Technology Unit for Ground Robots, Aerial Drones
Verizon new Robotics Business Technology will focus on integrated systems that use its 5G and mobile edge computing to deploy, manage, and scale mixed fleets of robots and drones.

Top 10 Robotics Transactions of June 2021
Self-driving vehicle developers continued fueling up for their long march toward full autonomy in June 2021, followed by factory, warehouse, and other automation.

American Robotics Joins FAA Rulemaking Committee on BVLOS Drone Operations
American Robotics is joining the FAA's Unmanned Aerial System Beyond Visual Line of Sight Aviation Rulemaking Committee to develop recommendations for regulations for autonomous flights.



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