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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.

RoboDK TwinBox Takes Robot Programming to Industrial PCs and Devices
The robot programming solution is a self-contained system for configuring and managing robotic systems without reliance on conventional computers.

Visionic Taps Fuzzy Logic for Aeronautics Cleaning Automation
New robotic cells leverage Fuzzy Logic software to meet the demands of cleaning engine parts for aeronautics companies.

NVIDIA Significantly Expands Jetson Platform to Harness Generative AI, Aid Robot Developers
NVIDIA said that more than 10,000 companies building on its Jetson platform can use new generative AI, APIs, and microservices to accelerate digitalization.

PickNik Robotics Raises Funds to Further Develop MoveIt Studio for Robot Arms
PickNik Robotics plans to use the $2 million in pre-seed investment to further develop its MoveIt Studio platform for developers of complex applications.

Formant to Use Latest Funding to Hire Experts for Secure Cloud Robotics Platform
Formant, which received funding from BMW i Ventures, Intel Capital, and GS Futures, said its cloud platform delivers the data backbone to power large robot fleets.

Robotics Developer Builds Autonomous Wheelchair With NVIDIA Jetson
NVIDIA Jetson enabled one robotics developer to build an autonomous wheelchair designed to be affordable and to use AI at the edge.

AMD Releases Kria K24 SOM and KD240 Drives Starter Kit to Aid Developers With Edge Compute
AMD noted that the energy savings from its Kria K24 edge processor can add up when multiplied across electric motors and industrial robots.

Apex.AI Provides Software for Krone and Lemken Autonomous Agricultural System
Apex.AI said its high-performance development environment enables Krone and Lemken's prototype functions to be transferred to safety-certifiable farming products.

MOV.AI, Advantech to Offer Software, Hardware for Mobile Robot Deployments
Advantech is providing its rugged computing hardware, while MOV.AI is providing its mobile robot software, to help warehouses automate faster.

SKA Custom Robots and Machines Collaborates With PickNik on Field Robotics Development
SKA, which has engineered medical, mining, and inspection robots, is teaming up with PickNik, which develops software for robotic manipulation across domains.

Intrinsic and Siemens to Integrate Software, AI for Industrial Automation
Intrinsic and Siemens are exploring interoperability between AI-based robots and industrial automation to speed up the deployment and operation of flexible work cells.

Formant Releases Survey Results Highlighting the State of the Robotics-as-a-Service Model
Formant's survey sheds light on some of the challenges RaaS companies face in scaling up.

Hikrobot, MOV.AI, and BOWE Group Partner to Offer Autonomous Pallet Movers Worldwide
Hikrobot has deployed MOV.AI's Robotics Engine Platform on its F4-1000 pallet mover, which systems integrator BOWE Group will offer to customers across industries.

Fleet Management Tools Become Increasingly Important, Useful for Robotics Users
Fleet management tools, with new cloud functionality and optimization features, are becoming essential for operators of warehouses, manufacturing facilities, and distribution centers.

ResGreen Wins Automotive Supplier Contract for Mobile Robots and Software
ResGreen Group has signed a contract with an automotive supplier for its 5,000 lb.-capacity BigBuddy automated guided vehicles and BotWay traffic management software.

PickNik Robotics Secures Two NASA SBIR Contracts to Advance Autonomous Robots in Space
PickNik won contracts for failure management and recovery, as well as for task and motion planning for robots in space. NASA is also working with Reliable Robotics on autonomous flight.

Indy Autonomous Challenge to Relaunch Simulated Races With Autoware Foundation, Autonoma, TIER IV
Indy Autonomous Challenge is partnering with simulation and software experts to relaunch its SIM platform, integrated with AWSIM, as it also readies for a Milan road course.

Orbbec Develops High Performance Camera for Robotics Using NVIDIA’s Accelerated Computing
Orbbec said its Femto Mega RGB+Depth camera integrates with NVIDIA and Microsoft technologies to revolutionize the development of vision for robotics and industrial automation.

Automate 2023 Shows Renewed Focus on Manufacturing, Partnerships, and Data as a Differentiator
Automate 2023 featured hundreds of exhibitors, and Robotics 24/7 spoke with many of them, as well as attendees and speakers to cull the latest manufacturing trends.



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