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Eureka Robotics Develops Software to Add Sensitivity, Dexterity to Industrial Robots
The force-feedback algorithm in Dynamis, which was first demonstrated in NTU Singapore's Ikea Bot, is designed to enable robots to manipulate small and delicate parts without damaging them.

Omron Automation Launches Proof of Concept Center in Michigan
Omron Automation Americas says its new Proof-of-Concept Center in Novi, Mich., will help customers by providing engineers and facilities to test robotics applications before deployment.

Honeywell to Open Warehouse R&D Center in Czech Republic
Honeywell says its new development site will give companies across Europe a facility to test, prototype, and train customers on its materials handling hardware and software.

Everyday Robots Moves Out of Alphabet X, Reports Progress Toward General Purpose Robot
From cleaning a table and picking up toys to opening doors, everyday tasks are coming within reach of service robots, says Everyday Robots, which is spinning out of X Development.

RE2 Robotics Receives U.S. Navy Funding for CLAMS System to Improve ROV Manipulation
RE2 Robotics has received SBIR funding to improve and unify control of the RE2 Sapien Sea Class robot arms on the VideoRay Defender remotely operated vehicles for topside operators.

Micropsi Industries Automates ‘Fridge Sniffing’ With AI-Supported Robot Control System
Micropsi and Atec are offering a cobot control system they say can quickly, reliably, and cost-effectively automate leak detection and other complex tasks and reduce maintenance.

Robotics’ Second Wave Relies on Software and Integration
As mobile robots and AI-driven picking systems spread through warehouses, suppliers and users are paying more attention to software, integration, and interoperability as differentiators.

Doosan Robotics Named a CES 2022 Innovation Award Honoree for Camera Robot System
Doosan Robotics' NINA robotic camera system, which includes a collaborative robot arm and a mobile base, has been recognized by the Consumer Technology Association for ease of use.

OnRobot Debuts WebLytics Software for Collaborative Robotics Applications
OnRobot, which provides plug-and-play end effectors for collaborative robot applications, has launched its WebLytics software for real-time monitoring and data analytics.

FANUC Introduces Compact Robot for Machine Tending, Warehousing, Logistics Applications
FANUC America said the new LR-10iA/10 robot arm is designed to be easy to mount on floors, walls, ceilings, or mobile platforms to help automate machine tending and picking.

OMRON to Acquire 10% Stake in Cobot Maker Techman Robot
OMRON and Techman said their growing partnership will provide industrial automation and collaborative robots to help factories increase productivity without compromising safety.

MIT CSAIL Designs Dexterous Robot Hands to Easily Manipulate Multiple Objects
MIT CSAIL has built a model-free framework that can learn to reorient more than 2,000 geometrically different objects from above or below, with implications for logistics and manufacturing.

SolidRun Announces System i.MX 8XLite Mini System on Module Line for V2X Applications
SolidRun's new system on module line uses a new NXP processor and is designed for vehicle-to-everything communications and smart cities, autonomous vehicles, IoT, and robotics.

ROS Powered Race Cars Ready for Indy Autonomous Challenge
ADLINK provides a peek under the hood at the university teams, corporate sponsors, and open-source technologies participating in the Indy Autonomous Challenge.

Stereotaxis Uses Robots and Magnets to Improve Cardiac Ablation for Arrhythmia
Stereotaxis has developed Robotic Magnetic Navigation technology and improved its Genesis teleoperation system to safely and precisely conduct cardiac ablation procedures.

Formant Partners With PickNik Robotics for Cloud Based Mobile Manipulation
To advance mobile manipulation, PickNik Robotics and Formant are collaborating on a cloud-based, low-latency interface for advanced motion planning for robot arms.

How to Pick a Collaborative Robot
After reviewing the benefits and limitations of collaborative robots, the Southwest Research Institute describes factors to consider when choosing a cobot to buy.

Choice of a Cobot or an Industrial Robot Depends on the Application
The Southwest Research Institute breaks down tasks into those best for industrial robots in comparison with those where collaborative robots would make more sense.

Honeywell Bridges the Gap Between R&D and Production for Smart Flexible Depalletizer
Honeywell's Smart Flexible Depalletizer is designed to safely automate pallet unloading. The company's CTO explains how it approached development and commercialization.

OTTO Motors Partners With Siemens to Implement Mobile Robots for Material Handling
With new Siemens controllers, OTTO Motors says its autonomous mobile robots will improve performance without compromising safety, as well as add asset tracking ability.



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