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Automation as a Tool to Future-Proof Retail Businesses
Retail automation, which includes everything from inventory management to service robots and mobile robots in warehouses, can help businesses respond to demands for speed and customization.

InOrbit Launches Developer Portal, Expands Robot Operations Ecosystem
InOrbit said its new Developer Portal works with InOrbit Free Edition. InOrbit also partnered with 634AI, whose MAESTRO is an AI-enabled "control tower" for warehouse automation.

AI Chipmaker Hailo Raises $136M to Expand Edge AI Systems to Meet Global Demand
Hailo says its Series C round is the largest in the edge AI chip space to date, demonstrating the exploding demand for AI processors for smart cities, smart retail, Industry 4.0,...

Goodyear Invests in Gatik, to Collaborate on Autonomous Middle Mile Trucking
Self-driving middle-mile logistics provider Gatik will integrate investor Goodyear's SightLine tire intelligence technology for more efficient stopping and pressure monitoring.

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.

Locus Acquires Waypoint as Mobile Robot Providers Serve Both Warehouses and Factories
Robotics 24/7 spoke with executives at both Locus and Waypoint as the companies combine to offer a range of mobile robots for the growing global warehouse market.

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.

3D Systems Acquires Oqton to Make Additive Manufacturing More Accessible
Oqton's cloud-based, AI-enabled Manufacturing Operating System can help manufacturers automate production processes. 3D Systems is making its own software available as add-ons.

Top 10 Robotics and Autonomous Vehicle Transactions of August 2021
In August 2021, the total number of deals and their dollar value fell from the previous month, but industrial automation, self-driving cars, and logistics still thrived.

Renesas and eProsima Port micro-ROS to Microcontrollers to Simplify Robotics Development
Renesas and eProsima say that by making the RA microcontroller units the official development for micro-ROS will help facilitate IoT and industrial robotics adoption.

Unikie and Valmet Automotive Develop Automated Valet Parking for Logistics
Finland-based Unikie is testing Automated Factory Parking technology that doesn't require cars to be self-driving to be autonomously moved in factory premises.

9 Robotics and AI Companies Make Futurology List of 101 Silicon Valley Innovators
Silicon Valley is home to hundreds of robotics and AI companies, but here are nine innovators worth watching in autonomous vehicles, dexterous manipulation, and more.

Xiaomi Acquires DeepMotion as It Moves Into Automotive Sector
Xiaomi has reported record Q2 revenue and is diversifying from consumer electronics into electric and autonomous vehicles with its purchase of Deep Motion Technology.

Flying Ship Technologies, PROBOTEK to Jointly Deliver Robotic Maritime Vessels
Flying Ship Technologies plans to integrate PROBOTEK's software into its wing-in-ground-effect vessels for semi-autonomous, low-emissions deliveries, starting in Greece.

Qualcomm Flight RB5 5G Drone Designed to Help Developers Apply 5G, AI, IoT to New Applications
The Qualcomm Flight RB5 5G drone reference platform includes concurrent support for seven cameras, IoT and cybersecurity, and deep learning to enable new industrial use cases.

ModalAI to Make, Distribute Qualcomm Flight RB5 5G Reference Drone
ModalAI's CEO discusses how and why his company and Qualcomm have teamed up to provide a drone platform enabling developers to apply 5G and AI to new industrial applications.

How Can Robots Improve Picking Operations in Warehouses?
Warehouse operators are demanding increasing flexibility, scalability, and throughput, so it's no surprise that robots and software offer to relieve human workers of tedium.

Local Motors Chooses alwaysAI to Provide Computer Vision for Olli Autonomous Shuttle
Ollie 2.0, the latest version of Local Motors' autonomous, 3D-printed, electric vehicle, will add alwaysAI vision for safer and easier passenger onboarding.

John Deere Buys Bear Flag Robotics to Expand Farm Automation
Bear Flag Robotics, which has been working with Deere on autonomous driving enhancements for farm equipment, will join Blue River Technologies and John Deere Labs in Silicon Valley

Top 10 Robotics, Autonomous Vehicle Transactions of July 2021
Although the number of transactions in July 2021 held steady, self-driving car companies and startups working on robot software still raised billions.



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