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ARM Institute Announces Department of Labor Grant for Displaced Worker Training in Tampa Bay
In the federally funded project, the ARM Institute and partners Tooling U-SMEĀ andĀ AmSkills will provide free technical training to people unemployed or displaced during the pandemic.

Saildrone Closes Series C Funding to Advance Ocean Data Systems
Saildrone, which provides ocean data, mapping, and intelligence systems, has raised $100 million to grow its data-insight teams and go-to-market functions for science and defense markets.

U.S. Navy Increases Contract Award for Sarcos Guardian DX Dexterous Mobile Robotic Avatar
Following successful execution of the first phase of the Guardian DX contract, the U.S. Navy is paying to expand testing, evaluation, and demonstrations for Navy-specific tasks

RE2 Robotics to Develop Autonomous Aircraft Inspection System for the U.S. Air Force
RE2 Robotics has received SBIR funding to develop a Mobile Autonomous Aircraft Platform for Sustainment using its mobile manipulators for aircraft inspection and maintenance.

Sarcos Marks Industrial Exoskeleton Milestone, Begins Trading on Nasdaq
The CEO of Sarcos explains how the company's recent SPAC merger and trading on Nasdaq will enable it to scale development and production of its wearable and teleoperated systems.

Team CERBERUS and Team Dynamo Win DARPA Subterranean Challenge Final Event
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.

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.

Oshkosh Corp. Invests in Carnegie Foundry to Build Autonomy and Robotics Capabilities
Oshkosh Corp. has invested in and is partnering with Carnegie Foundry to accelerate the development of autonomous systems and robotics for industrial uses.

GrAI Matter Labs and ADLINK Partner to Integrate SMARC Module With GrAI VIP
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.

Cobot Arc Welders Draw Attendee Attention as Fabtech Returns
While attendance was off a bit from 2019 at Fabtech 2021 in Chicago this week, the show was an opportunity to see the latest in collaborative robots for welding.

Plus Starts Development With Teledyne FLIR to Test Thermal Cameras for Autonomous Trucks
Autonomous truck developer Plus is exploring with defense systems maker Teledyne FLIR to explore if thermal imaging can complement cameras, lidar, and radar for certain conditions.

3D Systems Acquires Oqton to Make Additive Manufacturing More Accessible
Oqton's cloud-based, AI-enabled Manufacturing Operating System can help manufacturers automate production processes. 3D Systems is making its own software available as add-ons.

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.

Launcher Buys Second Metal 3D Printer From Velo3D for Rocket Parts
Launcher, which is developing rockets and orbital transfer vehicles to affordably launch small satellites, has added a second 3D printer from Velo3D for titanium.

Shield AI Raises Series D Funding for Autonomous Piloting of Military Aircraft
Shield AI, which takes a software-first approach to military drones, has raised funding bringing its valuation to $1 billion after recent purchases of Heron Systems and Martin UAV.

Sarcos Robotics Names Pine Environmental a Distributor for Guardian S Remote Inspection Robot
Monitoring and testing provider Pine, which has 39 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada, will offer Sarcos Robotics' Guardian S mobile robot for surveillance and inspection.

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.

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.

ModalAI to Make, Distribute Qualcomm Flight RB5 5G Reference Drone
ModalAI's CEO discusses how and why his company and Qualcomm have teamed up to provide a drone platform enabling developers to apply 5G and AI to new industrial applications.



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