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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.

Trimble Uses Synthetic Data, NVIDIA Isaac Sim to Explore Acceleration of Autonomous Robot Training
Before it could deploy Boston Dynamics' Spot robot for data collection indoors, Trimble used synthetic data from NVIDIA Isaac Sim to tune machine learning models.

Robotics Training to Help Students Qualify for the Future Workplace, Says IFR
Even as the number of industrial robots climbs worldwide, automation providers, governments, and user companies are investing in training, but some say more is needed.

Universities, Businesses Collaborate for Warehouse Robotics Innovation
Researchers at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, Binghamton University, and UC Berkeley are working with companies to improve the speed and accuracy of warehouse robots.

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.

X-Bots Robotics to Expand Pilot STEM Program to Help Toddlers With Mobility Issues
X-Bots Robotics has partnered with the PPG Foundation and Boys & Girls Clubs to apply STEM skills to help toddlers with mobility issues on the National Day of Service and Remembrance.

Robotics Retraining Gives eKAMI Graduate a New Career at MiR
Not only has Mobile Industrial Robots donated equipment to the East Kentucky Advanced Manufacturing Institute, but it has also found people who have gained in-demand skills.

NASA Perseverance Rover Cores First Rock on Mars
NASA reported that the robotic arm and drill on the Perseverance rover has collected a rock sample on Mars in its second attempt, but it needs more images to confirm.

9 Robotics and AI Companies Make Futurology List of 101 Silicon Valley Innovators
Silicon Valley is home to hundreds of robotics and AI companies, but here are nine innovators worth watching in autonomous vehicles, dexterous manipulation, and more.

OhmniLabs Provides Telepresence Robots to eKAMI, Industrial Users
OhmniLabs, which has grown threefold over the past year, is serving growing demand for telepresence robots in multiple industries during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Starship Technologies to Launch Robot Delivery Services at Multiple College Campuses This Fall
Since 2019, Starship's eponymous robots have been delivering food around college campuses. The company is expanding to four new universities, the first in their respective states.

CMU Researchers Develop Algorithm to Help Autonomous Vehicles Navigate Busy Streets
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University said they have found a new method for autonomous vehicles and delivery robots to balance aggressive and cooperative behavior.

FundamentalVR Simulates Soft Tissue With Haptics for Medical Education
Not only can haptic feedback provide more realistic surgical simulations, but it can also accelerate the process of safely learning new techniques, says Fundamental VR.

FANUC America, Manufacturing Skill Standards Council to Stack Certifications
FANUC America and the MSSC are streamlining the certification process for production and materials handling operators, which they said could address worker shortages.

Cassie Bipedal Robot Produced by OSU and Agility Robotics Runs 5K
Cassie, the two-legged robot developed at Oregon State University and commercialized by Agility Robotics, completed a 5K course untethered with only two stumbles.

PrecisionHawk, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association to Train Pilots for Drone Inspections
PrecisionHawk and the NRECA wil offer training across the U.S. for FAA Part 107-certified drone pilots so that they can safely and efficiently inspect electric assets.

Farm Robots Could Lead to a Utopian—or Dystopian—Future, Argues Researcher
As farms of all sizes look to adopt automation, robotics developers and policymakers should take a broader view of the potential environmental impacts, says a German scientist.

MIT Motion-Planning Algorithm Enables Robot to Safely Dress a Person
To move safely and efficiently around people, robots need human-aware motion planning, as in a new algorithm developed at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.

RoboticsCareer.org Evaluates Training Programs and Identifies Competencies, Career Paths
The ARM Institute recently launched RoboticsCareer.org as an online resource for identifying competencies, endorsing training institutions, and helping people find career paths.

Matterport and Facebook Release Open-Source Spatial Dataset to Train Robots and AI
Collaboration to enable researchers to use Habitat, Facebook AI’s simulation platform for research in embodied AI, to help robots understand and interact with the physical world.



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