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WMS provider Softeon announces case study with Vantiva
Softeon said the start-to-finish deployment time for its WMS systems at Vantiva was three months or less, including initial and client-side user acceptance testing.

Integrated logistics provider ArcBest announces Vaux Smart Autonomy
ArcBest’s autonomously and remotely-operated AMR forklifts will integrate with its Vaux Freight Movement System, offering end-to-end material handling integration.

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division announces third cohort winners
From a pitching competition at the Sixth Sense Summit, Flexxbotics and Zaptic were selected for their workcell digitization and connected worker platform, respectively.

Micropsi, Fraunhofer open lab to study AI-based machine vision use cases
Micropsi will demonstrate its MIRAI machine vision system at ATX West from February 6-9. U.S. companies are invited to submit use cases to a new application lab.

E-con Systems announce 20MP multi-camera for NVIDIA Jetson Orin
E-con said their e-CAM200_CUOAGX can achieve 30fps at 20MP, providing clear images of fast-moving objects in low-light conditions through MIPI, GMSL, and USB outputs.

Ryder, Kodiak Robotics open truckport for autonomous trucks in Houston
Ryder and Kodiak Robotics teamed up to open a truckport for autonomous trucks in Houston as the organizations prepare to roll out driverless vehicles in 2024.

Virtual Incision’s spaceMIRA surgical robot to test long-range remote capability on ISS
Virtual Incision sent its spaceMIRA surgical robot to the ISS to test long-range remote capabilities on surgical devices in hopes of greater utilization on Earth in under-served communities.

Robotics integrators Exotec, Conveyco install Skypod system for Lane Automotive
Exotec’s Skypod automatic storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) helps performance auto parts supplier Lane Automotive fulfill parts orders during peak racing season.

Consumer robot manufacturer iRobot and Amazon halt acquisition
A proposed acquisition of iRobot by Amazon ended after European Commission antitrust regulators blocked the deal in the EU. Amazon will pay the robot vacuum cleaner manufacturer a $94 million termination...

Association for Advancing Automation celebrates 50th anniversary
Expanding since 1974 to represent over 1,280 member companies, A3 commemorated 50 years of advancing automation and robotics technologies in January 2024.

ARM Institute, DoD sign $35.5M continuation agreement
The agreement will provide funding for ARM Institute members’ manufacturing robotics projects, support its national workforce website, and enable new initiatives.

Robotics Factory opens applications for second Accelerate Program cohort
Innovation Works and the Pittsburgh Robotics Network will select several robotics startups for the program, providing up to $100,000 and office space for each company.

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Industrial robotics manufacturer, integrator Acieta acquired by Angeles Equity Partners
Angeles Equity Partners acquisition of industrial robotics manufacturer Acieta sees Angeles gain 67,000 square feet of manufacturing capacity.

Bluewhite raises $39M Series C to scale agricultural autonomous tractors
With Series C Bluewhite plans for worldwide scaling of its agricultural robotics-as-a-service (RaaS), integrating Pathfinder hardware with Compass software.

Toyota, READY Robotics to introduce sim-to-real robotic programming in industrial manufacturing
Toyota, READY Robotics and NVIDIA collaborate in effort to optimize and enhance safety in car manufacturer's aluminum hot forging production process.

MassRobotics announces second annual university Form & Function Robotics Challenge
MassRobotics' second annual Form & Function Robotics Challenge encourages university teams to submit robotics or automation projects for cash prizes.

Point One Navigation selected by Indy Autonomous Challenge to provide car positioning at CES 2024
Point One Navigation was chosen by the Indy Autonomous Challenge as the real-time kinematic corrections technology for the autonomous racing cars at CES 2024.

CES 2024: Orbbec rolls out Gemini 2 XL camera
The Orbbec Gemini 2 XL camera is made for AI-based vision developers looking for an affordable, wide FOV RGB-D PoE camera with high-performance over a long range and varied lighting condition.

SprutCAM Tech adds features with SprutCAM X 17.0.11 update
SprutCAM Tech released version update 17.0.11 update for its SprutCAM X that enhances support, expands compatibility with MOKA industrial robots and adds other features.



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