NVIDIA Launches Isaac ROS to Provide AI Perception to Robotics Developers
October 21, 2021
NVIDIA said its latest Isaac ROS GEMs can help developers accelerate product development, improve performance, and simplify the addition of functionality into ROS-based applications.
Robot Orders in North America for Q2 Increase 67% Year Over Year, Reports A3
October 20, 2021
In the second quarter of 2021, North American manufacturers increased their orders for robotics to new heights as the pandemic made labor shortages more acute, reported A3.
DroneDeploy Announces New Products for Drone, Ground Robot Inspections
October 19, 2021
At its annual DroneDeploy Conference, DroneDeploy announced tools to help automate inspections with drones and ground robots, including 3D annotations and its Walkthrough app.
HARTING Distribution Center in Germany Showcases Warehouse Automation
October 19, 2021
Korber helped HARTING Logistics integrate automated storage, AGVs, palletizing and depalletizing systems, and RFID technologies in a distribution center that showcases automation.
7 Questions With Orbbec, Which Has Set Its Sights on Void Left by Intel RealSense
October 14, 2021
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.
Wayve Partners With Ocado Group to Develop Autonomous Global Delivery Globally
October 7, 2021
The data collected by Ocado's grocery delivery vans outfitted with Wayve's deep learning and camera technology will help the partners overcome last-mile challenges.
Kodiak Robotics Announces Fourth Generation of Autonomous Truck Sensors, Plans to Double Self-Driving Fleet
October 4, 2021
Kodiak Robotics announced the fourth generation of its integrated and discreet sensor suite and plans to expand self-driving truck deployments in Q4 2021.
Vicarious Surgical CEO Discusses Novel Approach to Surgical Robotics, SPAC and NYSE Validation
October 1, 2021
Vicarious Surgical, which recently closed on its SPAC acquisition and started trading on the New York Stock Exchange, is taking a unique approach to robotic surgery.
Vision Guided Robots Lead the Way at Pack Expo 2021
October 1, 2021
Whether their own products or integrations with partners, several robotics exhibitors at Pack Expo this week used the latest vision systems in their demonstrations.
Activ Surgical Secures $45M in Series B Funding to Apply Augmented Reality to Surgery
September 30, 2021
By combining augmented reality, machine learning, and modular robotics, Activ Surgical is looking to reduce surgical errors and offer its products worldwide.
Mech-Mind Robotics Closes $155M Series C Funding for Robotic Vision
September 29, 2021
Mech-Mind Robotics said it has raised $155 million in Series C1 funding for its computer vision products and services to help logistics and manufacturing with picking.
Ava Robotics Powers Johnson Controls New Tyco Security Robot
September 28, 2021
With Tyco cameras, detection and identification software, and a mobile robot base, Ava Robotics and Johnson Controls' Tyco Security Robot offers to enhance facilities monitoring.
Team CERBERUS and Team Dynamo Win DARPA Subterranean Challenge Final Event
September 27, 2021
After three years and competition in real and simulated tunnels, urban environments, and caves, two teams took top spots in the $5 million final DARPA SubT Challenge.
NVIDIA Working With Open Robotics to Accelerate ROS 2 Perception for Robot Developers
September 22, 2021
NVIDIA is working to help robotics developers and startups by enabling ROS 2 to run on its Jetson processors for perception, modeling, and training in realistic environments.
GrAI Matter Labs and ADLINK Partner to Integrate SMARC Module With GrAI VIP
September 20, 2021
GrAI Matter Labs is combining its vision AI processors with ADLINK's development kits to enable smarter and more efficient camera modules on devices at the edge.
9 Welding Robots to Watch From Fabtech 2021
September 17, 2021
At Fabtech 2021, cobot vendors displayed the latest features and accessories for automated welding, as shops struggle with worker shortages exacerbated by the pandemic.
Keenon Robotics Raises $200M in Series D Funding for Service Robots
September 15, 2021
Keenon Robotics plans to use its latest financing, led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2, to develop applications for its mobile service robots and expand into new markets.
Piaggio Fast Forward Obtains Patent for Self-Driving Cargo Robots
September 7, 2021
Piaggio Fast Forward has been modeling human behavior to enable its mobile robots to autonomously follow pedestrians in dynamic indoor and outdoor environments.
DHL Express, Dorabot Deploy DHLBot, Which Uses AI to Sort Parcels
September 7, 2021
DHL Express has deployed with Dorabot an AI-powered robotic arm in Singapore and South Korea. The DHLBot can sort up to 1,000 percels per hour and can increase efficiency by 40%.
NASA Perseverance Rover Cores First Rock on Mars
September 3, 2021
NASA reported that the robotic arm and drill on the Perseverance rover has collected a rock sample on Mars in its second attempt, but it needs more images to confirm.