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Sarcos Defense Wins $1M U.S. Army Contract for Ammo Handling Robot
Sarcos plans to use the funding to continue testing of an ammunition handling robot designed to be integrated into the U.S. Army’s Extended Range Cannon Artillery system.

Sanctuary Cognitive Systems Gets $30M Investment From Canadian Government
The Canadian government wants to be a leader in AI development, as its Strategic Innovation Fund invests in general-purpose robot developer Sanctuary Cognitive Systems.

Remote Inspection Evolves With Lidar Drones
Lidar drones, or aerial robots equipped with lidar sensors and mapping software, can save time, money, and even lives in inspection, maintenance, and search and rescue operations.

Optomec and Acme Manufacturing Show Automated Workcell for Adaptive Turbine Part Repair at Formnext
Optomec, an additive manufacturing firm, and Acme, a robotic material removal expert, have built a unified workcell for aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul.

Team NimbRo Wins ANA Avatar XPRIZE, Demonstrating Effective Robot Telepresence
Team NimbRo from the University of Bonn swiftly demonstrated robotic telepresence, moving, perceiving, and manipulating in a test environment in record time.

Sarcos Successfully Demonstrates Robotics for Shipyard Maintenance, Inspection, and Repair
Sarcos recently showed the capabilities of its robots for dexterous manipulation and teleoperation on the ground and at height for the U.S. Navy.

PickNik Robotics Wins Space Force Contract for On-Orbit Capture, NASA Contract for Machine Learning in Space
PickNik Robotics recently won a U.S. Space Force contract for orbital robot arms, a NASA contract for supervised autonomy, and a Colorado AIA grant for space robotics.

OutdoorNav Software From Clearpath Robotics Designed to Speed Autonomous Vehicle Development
Clearpath Robotics said its OutdoorNav platform provides GPS-based navigation for robotics and autonomous vehicle developers. It also announced a partner program.

Stratom Demonstrates ATLAS Autonomous Pallet Loader Vehicle for Defense, Commercial Applications
Stratom has shown that ATLAS robotic truck can pick up and transport heavy and bulky cargo, ultimately increasing the speed, efficiency, and safety of logistics in difficult terrain.

H3 Dynamics Partners With ARO to Support Drone in a Box Installations Across the U.S.
H3 Dynamics and Administrative Resource Options, or ARO, will combine their expertise to provide 24/7 service for drone station deployments across the U.S.

Major Robotics Vendors Sign Letter Denouncing Weaponizing General-Purpose Robots
Boston Dynamics, Agility Robotics, ANYbotics, Clearpath Robotics, Open Robotics, and Unitree have all warned against adding weapons to robots that are already commercially available.

ARM Institute Opens Florida Office to Expand Regional Support for Manufacturing Innovation in Robotics and AI
The ARM Institute will open its second location in St. Petersburg, Fla., to grow its support of industry, workforce development, and membership in the region.

Will the Tesla Optimus Chart a New Path for Humanoid Robots? Experts Weigh In
Elon Musk plans to demonstrate a prototype of Tesla's humanoid robot at the company's AI Day, and experts are both excited and skeptical about what he will show.

NVIDIA Puts Isaac Sim on the Cloud, Releases Isaac Nova Orin for Mobile Robot Developers
NVIDIA said that Isaac Sim is now available on the cloud, that Jetson Orin Nano has 80x performance over Xavier, and that Isaac Nova Orin reference platform is out.

MassTech Hosts Second Annual Manufacturing Mash-Up at Polar Park
The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative designed the Manufacturing Mash-Up to give manufacturers and potential partners opportunities to network and accelerate innovation.

The ARM Institute Announces Executive Promotions as Activities Diversify
The ARM Institute, continuing its mission to improve U.S. economic competitiveness and robustness, has named a chief technology officer and a chief strategy officer.

Aerobotix and FerRobotics Create End of Arm Tool for Sanding in Hazardous Environments
Aerobotix and FerRobotics said their new Class II, Division 1 sander tool can eliminate the risk of silicosis and combustion in hazardous environments.

4 Reasons Why Your Supply Chain Suffers and 5 Ways to Make It Better
Supply chains are facing challenges ranging from labor shortages to dynamic markets, but a fulfillment expert offers five tips including automation to overcome them.

AUVSI and Fortress Information Security to Develop Cyber-Security Model for Uncrewed Vehicles
The Association for Uncrewed Vehicle Systems is working with Fortress Information Security to help protect unmanned vehicles from cyber-attacks.

Stratom Safety System to be Used in New U.S. Army Unmanned Vehicle
Using sensor data, machine learning, and more, Stratom has been tasked with outfitting the defense vehicle with internals that will help it navigate challenging conditions.



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