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Sarcos Defense Wins $1M U.S. Army Contract for Ammo Handling Robot
Sarcos plans to use the funding to continue testing of an ammunition handling robot designed to be integrated into the U.S. Army’s Extended Range Cannon Artillery system.

MassRobotics, Partners Announce Second Healthcare Robotics Startup Catalyst Cohort
MassRobotics, FESTO, Mitsubishi Electric, Novanta, and MITRE will provide networking, mentoring, and resources to help seven startups commercialize healthcare robotics.

ReWalk Comes Out on Top in German Legal Case
ReWalk was elated to hear that health insurance provider BARMER had accepted the decision of a German court that exoskeletons are considered as direct disability compensation.

Celera Motion Introduces Small, Fast Drive for Surgical Robotics, Exoskeletons
Celera Motion claimed that its Everest S servo drive is its smallest and fastest yet, making it useful for robotics and wearables applications.

BeBop Sensors Seeks to Surpass Human Sense of Touch With RoboSkin
BeBop Sensors has been shipping its RoboSkin flexible sensors to warehouse automation and prosthetics customers and improved its spatial resolution in response to their feedback.

Robot Block Party Held by MassRobotics Shows Off Massachusetts Innovations
At its Fifth Annual Robot Block Party, MassRobotics and numerous companies showed the public how robots have developed to help companies and consumers.

Cionic Raised $12.5M in Series A to Manufacture Its Neural Sleeve
Several months after the Neural Sleeve received FDA clearance, the company announced it has raised $12.5 million its Series A.

German Bionic On-Site Intelligence Collects Cray X Industrial Exoskeleton Data in Real Time
German Bionic said its Cray X exoskeleton and On-Site Intelligence feature can help workers and supervisors understand and improve performance in warehouses and other environments.

Cray X Exemplifies How Robot Enabled Humans Can Solve Supply Chain Woes
The Cray X exoskeleton is an example of how the "injection of power" into human workforces with automation can elevate warehouse productivity, writes ffVC's Oliver Mitchell.

Sarcos Technology and Robotics Corp. Hones Robots, Exoskeletons With Humans in the Loop
Sarcos Technology and Robotics Corp. began developing systems for the defense industry and has been growing quickly to augment human strength and productivity while maintaining safety.

Cionic Works With fuseproject on Design of Wearable Neural Sleeve
Cionic, whose wearable device is intended to assist mobility for people with impairments, is working with Yves Behar's design firm fuseproject to prioritize the user experience.

Apptronik CEO Jeff Cardenas Claims Humanoid Robots Could One Day Offer a Better ROI
Apptronik is working on building robots designed to look like humans. Its CEO said humanoid robots could eventually help alleviate labor shortage concerns and save operators money.

Sarcos Defense Wins Air Force Research Laboratory Contract for Collaborative Sensing
Sarcos Defense has been awarded a DoD contract to develop a system that can quickly spot, follow, and identify objects. It could also help civilian robotics applications.

SLAMcore Raises Series A for Low Cost Spatial Understanding for Robots, the Metaverse
SLAMcore, which has developed AI to make vision-based localization and mapping more affordable for robotics developers, has raised $16 million. It already has more than 100 users, including Meta.

Celera Motion Enhances Aura Absolute Chip Encoder for Cobots, Surgical Robots
Celera Motion said its Aura Absolute Chip Encoder Series, which includes built-in eccentricity compensation and wide tolerance alignments, now offers new sizes and capabilities.

Sarcos Closes Acquisition of RE2, Establishes Pittsburgh Presence
Sarcos, which has developed teleoperated and wearable systems for industrial uses such as inspections, will add RE2's mobile manipulation systems to its robotics-as-a-service portfolio.

Festo and MassRobotics Mark Success of Healthcare Robotics Startup Catalyst
Festo and MassRobotics celebrated the milestones achieved by the four global companies in their joint Healthcare Robotics Startup Catalyst program.

Medical Robot Maker Myomo Paid Partial Technology License Fee From Chinese Joint Venture
With an eye toward expanding into the Asian market, Myomo recently announced it had received partial payment from a joint venture with Beijing Ryuzr Medical.

Cionic’s Neural Sleeve Gets FDA Clearance; Wearable Companies Reflect on Industry’s Future
Cionic’s new leg sleeve helps patients learn to walk again. It’s one of several companies making wearable technology focused on health.

Robotics Promises to Help People With Disabilities
The Paralympics are a good occasion to look at robotics, exoskeletons, prosthetics, and other assistive technologies in development.



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