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Rovco and Vaarst Receive Series B Funding for Marine Technologies for Renewable Energy
Rovco and Vaarst have received about $20 million from Legal & General Capital and Equinor to continue developing computer vision and undersea robotics for clean energy.

Terra Drone Raises $70M in Series B Funding for UAS Traffic Management, Urban Air Mobility
Terra Drone is received investment from investors and a Japanese public-private infrastructure fund to develop drone hardware and software for multiple industries.

RE2 Robotics, VideoRay Reach Reach New Depth With Underwater Robot
RE2 Robotics, which has developed the Maritime Mine Neutralization System with VideoRay, has set a new 1 km depth record for inspection-class remotely operated vehicles underwater.

American Robotics Owner Ondas Acquires Ardenna to Offer Drone Analytics for Rail Inspection
Ondas Holdings, which owns industrial drone provider American Robotics, plans to integrate Ardenna's image-processing capabilities to make inspections easier and railways safer.

Toyota Ventures Opens 2022 Call for Factory of the Future Innovation
Toyota Ventures' third global call of innovation seeks startups that can apply AI, robotics, and other technologies to enable Industry 4.0 and advanced manufacturing.

Terradepth Launches Absolute Ocean Data as a Service Platform to Map World’s Oceans
Terradepth's new Absolute Ocean platform is a cloud-based way for scientific, government, and industrial users to manage and share undersea data, which is provided as a service.

AMP Robotics Expands Partnership With Evergreen to Sort Plastics
Evergreen is expanding its use of AMP’s recycling robots around the country. The next stop is Albany, N.Y.

Gecko Robotics Raises $73M in Series C for Infrastructure Inspection
Gecko Robotics, which provides climbing robots for critical infrastructure inspection, has raised Series C funding bringing its total valuation to $533 million.

Sumitomo SHI FW Expands Partnership With Gecko Robotics Globally to Inspect Boilers
Sumitomo SHI FW and Gecko Robotics have been working together since the summer to help service boilers in a select number of countries. Now, they are expanding that partnership to...

RE2 Robotics, PickNik Partner to Advance Mobile Manipulation With Motion Planning Software
RE2 Robotics plans to accelerate the development of its RE2 Sapien and RE2 Sapien Sea Class robot arms in response to high demand by using PickNik's MoveIt Studio software.

Mobile Logistics Robots Take a Starring Role Across Industries
A combination of hardware and software improvements, worker shortages, and growing recognition of efficiency and data insights is driving adoption of mobile logistics robots.

Anduril Industries Acquires Dive Technologies, Adds Autonomous Underwater Vehicles to Arsenal
Anduril has added Dive Technologies' DIVE-LD modular underwater vehicle to its offerings for autonomous data collection for military, scientific, and industrial use.

RE2 Robotics Partners With JLG Industries to Put Robot Arms on Aerial Lifts
RE2 Robotics, which specializes in mobile manipulation systems, and JLG Industries, which makes elevating work platforms, are integrating their technologies for solar field construction.

ARM Institute Selects Eight New Robotics Projects for Funding
As the president visited the ARM Institute, the public-private consortium chose more projects to develop robotics and other technologies to meet U.S. defense and manufacturing needs.

Sarcos Completes Beta Development of Guardian XT Teleoperated Robotic Avatar
Sarcos Technology and Robotics Corp., which develops industrial exoskeletons and teleoperation systems, said its dual-armed Guardian XT robot will be tested through midyear.

Terradepth Co-CEO Describes Buddy Drones, Data Cloud Supporting Virtual Ocean Concept
Terradepth, which recently named new executives, has developed drones to relay data to the cloud as part of its Virtual Ocean concept for undersea mapping.

FANUC Designs M-1000iA Robot Arm to Handle Heavy Items
FANUC America says its new M-1000iA heavy-duty robot arm is designed to move automotive components, construction materials, and battery packs for electric vehicles.

Addverb Technologies Receives $132M From Reliance Retail to Grow Indian Robotics
Addverb, which supplies mobile robots, picking systems, and automated storage, plans to use its funding to expand manufacturing in India and operations in the U.S. and Europe.

Terradepth Expands Leadership Team in Pursuit of 2022 Ocean Mapping Milestones
Terradepth, which is developing systems to map ocean terrain for a "virtual ocean" analogous to Google Earth, has named executives including its first chief operating officer.

Formant Raises Series A Funding for Cloud-Based Robot Fleet Management Platform
Formant plans to double in size as demand grows for its technology for managing heterogeneous fleets of robots in industries such as logistics and agriculture.



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