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RE2 Robotics Recaps 2021 Successes and Looks Ahead to 2022
RE2 Robotics, which develops mobile manipulation robots and software, noted that its technology found uses in aviation, construction, and healthcare, with applications still growing.

Velo3D Delivers First Sapphire XC System for Metal Additive Manufacturing
Velo3D delivered its first Sapphire XC metal 3D printing system to an aerospace customer, reducing production costs by as much as 75% and increasing throughput by up to 400%.

YouiBot Completes Series B Fundraising to Accelerate Mobile Robot Expansion
YouiBot has closed on two rounds of Series B funding as it continues to grow its staff and global marketing efforts for its integrated mobile robots and software.

Nauticus Robotics to Go Public With CleanTech Acquisition SPAC Merger
Nauticus, which is offering its software and robotics as a service for more sustainable ocean operations, will be worth about $561 million after SPAC deal.

Powermat Gets Series B Funding From Foxconn, Hudson Sustainable Group for Wireless Power Tech
Powermat, which already supplies inductive charging technology to global manufacturers, is partnering with Foxconn Interconnect Technology and Hudson Sustainable Group for new markets.

Robot Density Nearly Doubled Globally in the Past 5 Years, Says International Federation of Robotics
The International Federation of Robotics said that the number of robots per 10,000 human workers in manufacturing has doubled over the past five years, with Asia-Pacific leading.

Petra Raises Series A Funding to Bore Through the World’s Hardest Rocks for Utilities
In response to man-made and natural disasters threatening critical infrastructure, Petra has developed a semi-autonomous, non-contact, thermal tunneling robot for utilities.

AES Launches Atlas Robot to Accelerate Solar Installations
Fortune 500 global energy provider AES worked with Calvary Robotics to develop the Atlas robot to help its teams install solar energy systems and help customers meet sustainability goals.

Robotics Leaders Ask Policymakers to Reconsider EU AI Act
Leaders of Europe's biggest robotics associations and technology innovators called on legislators to amend proposed regulations that would affect deployments of AI and robotics.

Sarcos Moves Into New Headquarters and Production Facility in Salt Lake City
Sarcos, which is bringing its Guardian XO industrial exoskeleton and Guardian XT teleoperated robot avatar to market, has doubled its space for R&D, manufacturing, and demonstrations.

ABB Partners With Sevensense to Enable Mobile Robots to Work in Unstructured Environments
ABB plans to integrate Sevensense's hardware and software for 3D SLAM navigation in dynamic environments with its new line of mobile robots from its ASTI Mobile Robotics acquisition.

Cleo Robotics Announces Availability of Rugged Indoor Drone for Industrial, Commercial, and Government Applications
Cleo Robotics said its Dronut X1, which is designed to safely operate around people indoors and can reach GPS-denied spaces, is available to security, construction, and defense customers.

RE2 Robotics Receives U.S. Navy Funding for CLAMS System to Improve ROV Manipulation
RE2 Robotics has received SBIR funding to improve and unify control of the RE2 Sapien Sea Class robot arms on the VideoRay Defender remotely operated vehicles for topside operators.

Honda Tests Autonomous Work Vehicle Prototype at Black & Veatch Solar Construction Site
Honda said it expects its Autonomous Work Vehicles, now in testing, to be capable of performing a wide range of services for industries that need a rugged, off-road system.

Touchlab Develops Electronic Skin, Reaches ANA Avatar XPRIZE Finals
Touchlab, an ANA Avatar XPRIZE finalist, has developed thin sensors that can provide "electronic skin" and work with existing grippers and could have a variety of commercial uses.

Ottobock Acquires Industrial, Medical Exoskeleton Maker suitX
Ottobock and suitX are combining their portfolio of wearable assistance devices for both healthcare and industrial use cases. Their exoskeletons can augment or restore human capabilities.

American Robotics CEO Discusses Drone Development From the Lab to Real World Use
As American Robotics merges with Ondas, commercializes its Scout drone with FAA approval for BVLOS operations, and expands staff and headquarters, its CEO discusses the choices it made.

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.

Sarcos Marks Industrial Exoskeleton Milestone, Begins Trading on Nasdaq
The CEO of Sarcos explains how the company's recent SPAC merger and trading on Nasdaq will enable it to scale development and production of its wearable and teleoperated systems.



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