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RE2 Marks Technical Achievement With STARFISH Gripper for the U.S. Navy
RE2 has successfully assembled and lab-tested STARFISH, a gripper with multimodal sensing that is able to grasp a variety of objects underwater. It is designed for explosive ordnance disposal.

MassRobotics Announces Second AWS Robotics Startup Accelerator Is Open for Applications
MassRobotics and Amazon Web Services are again teaming up to offer robotics startups the opportunity to learn to use the latest IIoT tools, gain mentoring, and speed the path to...

ARM Institute Endorses Three Additional Robotics Training Programs
The ARM Institute's Endorsement Program is designed to identify the best educational offerings in the U.S. for robotics careers in manufacturing, and it has named 15 to date.

Drone Detection System Locates and Tracks Drones Before They Become Threats
Drone detection is becoming critical as more applications arise, and AeroDefense and CoastIPC have collaborated on AirWarden, which uses ruggedized sensors and an RF antenna.

Vayyar Imaging Captures $108M in Series E Funding for 4D Radar on Chip
Vayyar Imaging, which provides 4D imaging radar, plans to enhance its machine learning capabilities, grow across verticals including robotics, and extend its global reach.

RE2 Robotics Continues to Grow After Sarcos Acquisition
RE2 might now be a part of Sarcos, but its founder said the company still has its culture of innovation. We got to take a look inside its Pittsburgh office.

AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2022 Focuses on Use Cases, Regulation, and Workforce of the Future
AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2022 panelists discussed the importance of public safety for drone and autonomous truck developers and operations, as well as the need for more skilled workers.

RISE Robotics Awarded $1.25M to Design Ultra-Light Loading Machine for the U.S. Air Force
With support from the U.S. Air Force, RISE Robotics is building lightweight technology to help load and unload heavy cargo.

Sarcos Defense Wins Air Force Research Laboratory Contract for Collaborative Sensing
Sarcos Defense has been awarded a DoD contract to develop a system that can quickly spot, follow, and identify objects. It could also help civilian robotics applications.

Nordic Unmanned to Buy 55% of Shares in ‘Drone in a Box’ Provider DroneMatrix
Nordic Unmanned said its investment in DroneMatrix will strengthen their European market share, serve multiple verticals, and accelerate DroneMatrix's technology development.

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.

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.

Fictiv Raises Series E Funding to Accelerate Digital Manufacturing Adoption
Fictiv, which has raised $100 million, said its digital manufacturing ecosystem can rapidly deliver pricing, design feedback, and manufacturing and business services to speed time to market.

Clearpath Robotics and Open Robotics Launch TurtleBot 4 With ROS 2 Support
Clearpath and Open Robotics have been collaborating for 10 years, and TurtleBot 4 is the first version of the open-source mobile robot development platform to support ROS 2 out of the box.

Sarcos Closes Acquisition of RE2, Establishes Pittsburgh Presence
Sarcos, which has developed teleoperated and wearable systems for industrial uses such as inspections, will add RE2's mobile manipulation systems to its robotics-as-a-service portfolio.

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.

10 MassRobotics Resident Startups to Watch
MassRobotics' headquarters and co-working space in Boston's Seaport District hosts numerous innovative startups. Here's a look at several from a recent site visit.

Nonprofit Noblis Awarded Patent for Autonomous Machine Coordination System for Federal Use
Nonprofit organization Noblis announced it has won a patent for a new system aimed to better manage autonomous fleets on the ground, in the air, or on the water.

Terradepth Raises Series A Funding Toward Ocean Mapping as a Service
Terradepth will use the funding to further develop its Absolute Ocean cloud-based platform for sharing undersea data for energy, scientific, and utility use.

Teledyne FLIR Defense Works With MFE to Integrate Chemical Hazard Sensor on Drones, Spot Robot
Teledyne FLIR Defense has worked with MFE Inspection Systems to integrate the MUVE 360 multi-gas sensor into ground and air platforms for remote hazard inspections.



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