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ANA Avatar XPRIZE Competition Announces 15 Finalist Teams
After conducting semifinals testing in Miami last month, the ANA Avatar XPRIZE Competition has selected teams from eight countries to advance in demonstrating telepresence technology.

Festo and MassRobotics Choose Four Companies for Healthcare Robotics Startup Catalyst
Festo and MassRobotics will help the companies chosen for the Healthcare Robotics Startup Catalyst program with introductions, subject-matter experts, and technical and marketing support.

Zebra Technologies Expands Fetch Robotics Portfolio With Fulfillment Optimization
Zebra Technologies has rebranded and updated Fetch mobile robots and the FetchCore software to streamline order, batch, case, pallet, and each picking workflows.

Robot Orders in North America for Q2 Increase 67% Year Over Year, Reports A3
In the second quarter of 2021, North American manufacturers increased their orders for robotics to new heights as the pandemic made labor shortages more acute, reported A3.

Techmetics Robotics Announces In-House Mobile Robot Platforms
Techmetics Robotics developed a mobile base for service robots, but then the pandemic delayed the opening of its U.S. facilities. It has refocused on healthcare and industrial applications.

Stereotaxis Publishes Positive Outcomes of Robotic Cardiac Ablation in Children
The International Journal of Cardiology has published data demonstrating "superior" outcomes of Stereotaxis' robotic cardiac ablation in pediatric arrhythmia patients.

First Financial Equipment Leasing Offers to Reduce Risk in Adopting Automation
As companies across industries adopt or add automation, they can benefit from leases that make costs more predictable, says First Financial Equipment Leasing.

Vicarious Surgical CEO Discusses Novel Approach to Surgical Robotics, SPAC and NYSE Validation
Vicarious Surgical, which recently closed on its SPAC acquisition and started trading on the New York Stock Exchange, is taking a unique approach to robotic surgery.

Activ Surgical Secures $45M in Series B Funding to Apply Augmented Reality to Surgery
By combining augmented reality, machine learning, and modular robotics, Activ Surgical is looking to reduce surgical errors and offer its products worldwide.

Unlimited Robotics Unveils Gary Service Robot and Developer Platform
Unlimited Robotics claimed that the developer's platform for its new Gary service robot empowers engineers to build applications even without prior hardware knowledge.

Pudu Technology Completes Series C Fundraising for Service Robots
Pudu Robotics, which provides mobile service robots that operate around people in restaurants, hotels, and hospitals, has raised close to $155 million in five months.

Opentrons Raises $200M Series C Funding for Lab Automation, Led by SoftBank
Opentrons Labworks, whose subsidiaries apply AI and robotics to different parts of the life sciences and healthcare markets, will use its funding for more diagnostic tools.

NVIDIA Working With Open Robotics to Accelerate ROS 2 Perception for Robot Developers
NVIDIA is working to help robotics developers and startups by enabling ROS 2 to run on its Jetson processors for perception, modeling, and training in realistic environments.

Avidbots Expands Mobile Robot Offerings to Include Disinfection
Avidbots, which is adding a Disinfection Add-On to its Neo floor-cleaning system, has tested multifunction robots at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

SoftBank Robotics and Keenon Robotics Become Global Partners for Service Industry
SoftBank Robotics and Keenan Robotics said their partnership will enable them to serve growing global demand for efficiency in food service, starting in Singapore.

Thomas H. Lee Partners to Acquire Semiconductor Solutions Group From Brooks Automation for $3B
Thomas H. Lee Partners is acquiring Brooks Automation's namesake group, which will continue to provide automation for the semiconductor manufacturing industry.

GrAI Matter Labs and ADLINK Partner to Integrate SMARC Module With GrAI VIP
GrAI Matter Labs is combining its vision AI processors with ADLINK's development kits to enable smarter and more efficient camera modules on devices at the edge.

Flow Robotics Brings flowbot ONE Pipetting Robot to North America
Flow Robotics designed flowbot ONE to simply and safely handle liquids, relieving laboratory personnel of tedious or dangerous pipetting. The company

Keenon Robotics Raises $200M in Series D Funding for Service Robots
Keenon Robotics plans to use its latest financing, led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2, to develop applications for its mobile service robots and expand into new markets.

Smart Technics to Integrate Scallog Mobile Robots in Newpharma Warehouse
Scallog's goods-to-person robots will be integrated at Newpharma's new distribution center. Scallog is also demonstrating its new Flexytote robot this week at SITL.



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