7 Questions With Orbbec, Which Has Set Its Sights on Void Left by Intel RealSense
October 14, 2021
With Intel discontinuing production of its RealSense sensors, an opportunity with robotics developers has emerged for other 3D camera and computer vision vendors such as Orbbec.
Cogniteam Releases Nimbus Cloud-Based Platform to Reduce Robot Time to Market by 80%
October 13, 2021
Cogniteam said its Nimbus operating system can cut development time by 80% and deliver a seamless user experience from development to deployment, as well as enable in-field maintenance.
TRI Announces Machine Learning Advances at International Conference on Computer Vision
October 11, 2021
The Toyota Research Institute, or TRI, is presenting six papers that it said advance the state of the art in machine learning and computer vision for robots and other applications.
AEye, Seoul Robotics Offer Long-Range Perception System for Smart Traffic Systems
October 8, 2021
AEye and Seoul Robotics said the integration of their 4Sight M lidar and SENSR 3D perception software will detect and classify objects at greater range and accuracy.
Ouster to Acquire Sense Photonics, Bring Solid-State Lidar to Market for Automotive Industry
October 6, 2021
The companies said the acquisition will solidify Ouster as an industry leader with long-range solid-state digital lidar, a major OEM deal, and series production with global automakers.
Trimble Uses Synthetic Data, NVIDIA Isaac Sim to Explore Acceleration of Autonomous Robot Training
October 5, 2021
Before it could deploy Boston Dynamics' Spot robot for data collection indoors, Trimble used synthetic data from NVIDIA Isaac Sim to tune machine learning models.
Kodiak Robotics Announces Fourth Generation of Autonomous Truck Sensors, Plans to Double Self-Driving Fleet
October 4, 2021
Kodiak Robotics announced the fourth generation of its integrated and discreet sensor suite and plans to expand self-driving truck deployments in Q4 2021.
Team CERBERUS and Team Dynamo Win DARPA Subterranean Challenge Final Event
September 27, 2021
After three years and competition in real and simulated tunnels, urban environments, and caves, two teams took top spots in the $5 million final DARPA SubT Challenge.
NVIDIA Working With Open Robotics to Accelerate ROS 2 Perception for Robot Developers
September 22, 2021
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.
Tower Semiconductor Says New Lidar Technology Can Make Autonomous Vehicles More Responsive
September 13, 2021
Tower Semiconductor, which provides foundry platforms for integrated circuits, said it has made a breakthrough for high-precision lidar in autonomous vehicles.
Gulf Testing Solutions Enterprise Joins Microdrones Global Distribution Network
September 1, 2021
GTS will offer Microdrones' lidar sensors, drones, and surveying software to construction, oil and gas, and agriculture customers in Oman.
Velodyne Lidar, MOV.AI Team Up to Help Developers of Industrial Mobile Robot Applications
August 31, 2021
Velodyne Lidar's Puck sensors, plus MOV.AI's ROS-based Robotics Engine Platform, will enable developers to build mobile robots for dynamic environments, say partners.
Alibaba Group Buys Stake in Autonomous Robotaxi Firm DeepRoute
August 27, 2021
DeepRoute, which says it is developing "full-stack" autonomous driving, is the latest startup to receive funding from e-commerce company Alibaba, "China's Amazon."
Velodyne Lidar Signs Agreement With Renu Robotics for Sensors in Mowing Robots
August 26, 2021
Renu Robotics, whose Renubot is a fully autonomous, electric mower designed to maintain grounds around solar energy facilities, chose Velodyne Lidar's Puck for reliability.
Network Rail, Cranfield University Use Clearpath Robot for Autonomous Rail Inspection and Repair
August 24, 2021
The In2Smart 2 project involves academia and corporate researchers working to automate rail inspection and repair. They've used a Warthog UGV as a robust platform for equipment.
AutoX Demonstrates Autonomous Robotaxis in ‘Urban Villages’
August 23, 2021
In a new video, AutoX showed how its Gen5 system enables an autonomous robotaxi to maneuver through dense neighborhoods. The company has permission to operate in China and California.
AEye Closes SPAC Merger, and Lidar Maker Begins Trading on Nasdaq
August 20, 2021
AEye said its software-configurable, adaptive iDAR system provides range, resolution, and speed advantages over existing lidar for autonomous vehicles, driver assistance, and robots.
BAE Systems and Sarcos to Partner on Developing Perception for the U.S. Air Force
August 16, 2021
By applying AI and machine learning to sensing for autonomous systems such as drones and ground robots, Sarcos and BAE plan to improve multi-system communication and coordination.
Top 10 Robotics, Autonomous Vehicle Transactions of July 2021
August 6, 2021
Although the number of transactions in July 2021 held steady, self-driving car companies and startups working on robot software still raised billions.
ANYbotics Adds Velodyne Lidar Sensors for Mobile Robot Inspections
August 5, 2021
ANYbotics, whose ANYmal legged robot is designed to traverse difficult terrain, has added Velodyne Lidar's Puck sensor to help automate industrial inspections.