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Gaumard Scientific to Introduce HAL S5301 Multidisciplinary Patient Simulator
Gaumard Scientific's HAL S5301 is its latest humanoid robot, which can simulate brain injury with sophisticated movement and speech technology for training medical personnel.

ARM Institute Picks Team to Develop Virtual Reality to Help Manufacturing Workers Get Robot Credentials
The U.S. Department of Defense and the ARM Institute have chosen SimInsights, APT Manufacturing Solutions, and IBL Education to develop virtual reality for assessing robotics skills.

ATI Industrial Automation Provides Force/Torque Sensor for Robotic Weld Bead Removal
Material removal is typically a labor-intensive process in manufacturing, but CMU Robotics Institute researchers used an ATI sensor and a Yaskawa arm to automate it.

STMicroelectronics Contributes Microcontrollers to ‘Switchback’ Battlebot to Promote STEM
REV Robotics, which supports robot education and competitions, chose STMicroelectronics' STM32 microcontrollers for their durability and familiarity in its battlebot.

Embark Expands Autonomous Truck Operations in Texas, Opens New Hub
In addition to a new autonomous truck lane between Houston and San Antonio, Embark Trucks is collaborating with the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station to develop its systems.

MassRobotics Marks Another Year of Growth, Successful Partnerships
At an annual event, MassRobotics noted the many ways in which public-private partnerships have helped Massachusetts robotics innovators and entrepreneurs in the past year.

Evolution Gym at MIT CSAIL Gets Soft Robots Into Shape for Basic Tasks
Scientists at MIT CSAIL created a system for co-optimizing the brain and body of soft robots and found that they often resembled real animals while outperforming hand-designed robots.

Amazon Web Services Offers AWS IoT RoboRunner for Fleets, Teams With MassRobotics for Startup Accelerator
Amazon Web Services says its AWS IoT RoboRunner service will help developers deploy robot fleets. The AWS Robotics Startup Accelerator with MassRobotics offers mentoring and funding.

Mecademic Announces International Partners for Small Industrial Robot Arms
Montreal-based Mecademic has announced partners in North America, Europe, and Australia as it expands its global offering of compact and precise robot arms.

ARM Institute Issues Project Calls for AR in Manufacturing, Endorsement Auditors
The ARM Institute is seeking project proposals to help the U.S. Air Force improve robotic manipulation and to evaluate education and training programs for robotics and manufacturing.

FANUC America and Manufacturing Skill Standards Council to Stack Certifications to Address Robotics Skills Shortage
FANUC America and the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council are working with Nocti Business Solutions to stack their certifications for certified production technicians and robot operators.

Smith+Nephew Invests in Surgical Robotics R&D Center in Pittsburgh
There's more to developing surgical robots than cutting-edge technology. Smith+Nephew, which launched its second-gen CORI system last year, is part of Pittsburgh's robotics talent pool.

PickNik Robotics Offers Beta of MoveIt Studio for Managing Robot Arms in Challenging Environments
PickNik Robotics' MoveIt Studio software builds on its support of the open-source robot arm motion planning software to make it easier for users to remotely manage robot arms.

OhmniLabs Introduces OhmniClean Autonomous UV-C Disinfection Robot
OhmniLabs said its new OhmniClean robot takes less than 15 minutes to disinfect a 3,000-sq.-ft. space, reducing costs compared with manual cleaning or stationary UV units.

ARM Institute Opens Fellowship Applications With the AIM Higher Consortium
The U.S. Department of Defense, ARM Institute, and AIM Higher Consortium are seeking applications for a one-year, $60,000 fellowship for an innovator in robotics for U.S. manufacturing.

MIT CSAIL Designs Dexterous Robot Hands to Easily Manipulate Multiple Objects
MIT CSAIL has built a model-free framework that can learn to reorient more than 2,000 geometrically different objects from above or below, with implications for logistics and manufacturing.

MBZIRC Maritime Grand Challenge With $3M Prize Launches in Abu Dhabi
In the Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge, to be held by ASPIRE in the United Arab Emirates in June 2023, teams will deploy unmanned vehicles in a GNSS-denied environment.

Cobots in Classrooms: Universal Robots Gets Endorsements From Ohio Department of Education and ARM Institute
Universal Robots said its collaborative robots and educational curriculum have been endorsed to help train students and current workers for the future of manufacturing.

Gaumard Scientific Robotic Simulators Show Value in Training Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Gaumard Scientific's simulators have not only helped with training during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the humanoid robots have also been found to reduce medical malpractice claims.

Starship Technology Begins Robotic Delivery Service at North Carolina A&T
Starship, which has more than 1,000 mobile robots making deliveries on campuses nationwide, will be providing food service at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.



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