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DroneDeploy Announces New Products for Drone, Ground Robot Inspections
At its annual DroneDeploy Conference, DroneDeploy announced tools to help automate inspections with drones and ground robots, including 3D annotations and its Walkthrough app.

Microdrones Partners With Nautikaris as Drone Surveying Equipment Distributor in Europe
Nautikaris will provide Microdrones equipment for lidar, photogrammetry, and gas detection as it offers drones as a service in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxbemburg.

Reliable Robotics Raises $100M to Expand Remotely Piloted Commercial Cargo Flights
Reliable Robotics, which has been working with the FAA and NASA to demonstrate safe remote operation of any aircraft, hopes to expand access to underused airports.

7 Questions With Orbbec, Which Has Set Its Sights on Void Left by Intel RealSense
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.

Caltech’s LEONARDO Bipedal Robot Combines Walking With Flying for More Agile Locomotion
Caltech's LEONARDO robot can hop, fly, and walk on a tightrope, thanks to multi-joint legs and propeller-based thrusters. Researchers said hybrid locomotion could provide greater agility.

FedEx Express and Future Mobility Campus Ireland Begin Testing Drone Deliveries
Skyports will be operating innovative cargo drone deliveries for FedEx Express and the FMCI Air Consortium, which expect to make BVLOS deliveries in under 13 minutes.

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.

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.

MassRobotics Opens Applications for Second Jumpstart Fellowship Program to Encourage Robotics Diversity
MassRobotics has opened registration for the second cohort of its Jumpstart Fellowship Program offering diverse high school girls opportunities to learn about STEM careers.

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.

Gulf Testing Solutions Enterprise Joins Microdrones Global Distribution Network
GTS will offer Microdrones' lidar sensors, drones, and surveying software to construction, oil and gas, and agriculture customers in Oman.

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.

Nespresso Pilots Drone Deliveries in Israel With Airwayz, SkylinX, and FlytechIL
In the Tel Aviv-Jaffa corridor in Israel, Nespresso coffee pods will be delivered by drone fleets managed by Airwayz, with airports run by Skylinx and piloting by FlytechIL.

Flying Ship Technologies, PROBOTEK to Jointly Deliver Robotic Maritime Vessels
Flying Ship Technologies plans to integrate PROBOTEK's software into its wing-in-ground-effect vessels for semi-autonomous, low-emissions deliveries, starting in Greece.

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.

MissionGO and The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland Conduct Drone Blood Delivery Test
MissionGO, with its technology partners MediGO and AlarisPro and organ procurement organization LLF, demonstrated that drone deliveries of medical supplies could save time and lives.



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