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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.

Nauticus Robotics to Go Public With CleanTech Acquisition SPAC Merger
Nauticus, which is offering its software and robotics as a service for more sustainable ocean operations, will be worth about $561 million after SPAC deal.

Powermat Gets Series B Funding From Foxconn, Hudson Sustainable Group for Wireless Power Tech
Powermat, which already supplies inductive charging technology to global manufacturers, is partnering with Foxconn Interconnect Technology and Hudson Sustainable Group for new markets.

OTTO Motors Names Co-Presidents With Automotive Experience, Focuses on TCO
OTTO Motors, which supplies mobile robots for factories and warehouses, says its industry expertise, reliable systems, and emphasis on providing long-term value set it apart.

German Bionic Launches Fifth Generation Cray X AI Powered Exoskeleton
German Bionic says its latest industrial exoskeleton adds human augmentation capabilities with active walking assistance and IP54 waterproofing for outdoor environments.

Yara Birkeland, Electric and Autonomous Container Ship, to Begin Testing in Norway
The Yara Birkeland is the first fully electric and autonomous container vessel, according to battery maker Lechlanche, which collaborated with Yara International and Kongsberg Maritime.

Robot Delivery Service Coco Expands Capabilities With COCO 1 Built With Segway
Coco says its updated COCO 1 delivery robot has a three-mile range and a larger carrying capacity, enabling it to add groceries to metropolitan-area delivery services.

ACIENNA Launches High Power Current Sensor for Industrial Robots
ACIENNA says its integrated ±65 Amp MCx1101 Current Sensor is designed for wideband gap power applications such as fast charging, power supplies, and motor control in multiple industries.

Honda Tests Autonomous Work Vehicle Prototype at Black & Veatch Solar Construction Site
Honda said it expects its Autonomous Work Vehicles, now in testing, to be capable of performing a wide range of services for industries that need a rugged, off-road system.

MassRobotics Mobile Robot Interoperability Standard Has First Demo at FedEx During A3 Conference
Vecna Robotics, Waypoint Robotics, and WiBotic conducted a historic demonstration of the MassRobotics interoperability standard at the FedEx R&D enter during A3's conference in Memphis.

Autonomous Vehicles and Robotics Advance With New and Safer Power Sources
After concerns about the safety of lithium-ion batteries, researchers are refining power-storage technologies to extend the capabilities of robots, drones, and self-driving vehicles.

Locus Acquires Waypoint as Mobile Robot Providers Serve Both Warehouses and Factories
Robotics 24/7 spoke with executives at both Locus and Waypoint as the companies combine to offer a range of mobile robots for the growing global warehouse market.

Ossia Receives European, U.K. Regulatory Approval for Cota Wireless Power System
Ossia, which has developed the proprietary Cota system for remote wireless power delivery to specific devices, has obtained regulatory approvals in the U.S., U.K., and Europe.

Motional and Hyundai Unveil IONIQ 5 Driverless Robotaxi
Motional and Hyundai Motor Group have collaborated on the electric, driverless robotaxi, which is based on Hyundai's IONIQ 5 and will enter commercial service in 2023.

Lift Truck Technology Can Improve Operator Productivity and Safety as Well as Add Autonomy
Not only can advances in lift truck technology provide full autonomy, but they can also make operations easier and safer for human workers.

Honeywell Technology for Light Drones to Triple Range With Hydrogen Fuel Cells
Honeywell said that its Beyond Visual Line of Sight suite includes hydrogen cells and radar for quieter, less polluting, longer-range, and more autonomous drone operations.

WiBotic Releases New Chargers and Transmitters for Drones and Autonomous Mobile Robots
WiBotic has developed new onboard chargers for mobile robots of all kinds, as well as the Commander fleet power management software and transmitters using GaN Systems' technology.

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.

Scythe Robotics Emerges From Stealth With $18.6M in Series A Funding for Autonomous Mower
Scythe Robotics has raised Series A funding and is offering its electric commercial lawnmower through a robotics-as-a-service model. It can also capture property and performance data.

Legged, Wheeled, and Tracked Robots Could Be on Same Power Curve, Find U.S. Army Researchers
From cockroaches to tanks, U.S. Army researchers have found that the same power-mass-speed relation describes both biological systems and mobile ground robots using different locomotion.



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