Honda Tests Autonomous Work Vehicle Prototype at Black & Veatch Solar Construction Site
November 15, 2021
Honda said it expects its Autonomous Work Vehicles, now in testing, to be capable of performing a wide range of services for industries that need a rugged, off-road system.
10 Technologies for Autonomous Vehicle, Robotics Developers From NVIDIA’s GTC 2021
November 12, 2021
From autonomous trucks to robots in factories and warehouses, NVIDIA made a host of announcements at its GTC event, including new libraries, integrations, and simulation products.
Touchlab Develops Electronic Skin, Reaches ANA Avatar XPRIZE Finals
November 8, 2021
Touchlab, an ANA Avatar XPRIZE finalist, has developed thin sensors that can provide "electronic skin" and work with existing grippers and could have a variety of commercial uses.
ANA Avatar XPRIZE Competition Announces 15 Finalist Teams
October 22, 2021
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
October 21, 2021
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.
Formant Partners With PickNik Robotics for Cloud Based Mobile Manipulation
October 19, 2021
To advance mobile manipulation, PickNik Robotics and Formant are collaborating on a cloud-based, low-latency interface for advanced motion planning for robot arms.
Saildrone Closes Series C Funding to Advance Ocean Data Systems
October 18, 2021
Saildrone, which provides ocean data, mapping, and intelligence systems, has raised $100 million to grow its data-insight teams and go-to-market functions for science and defense markets.
Beaumont Machine Provides SpaceX Equipment With Robotic Articulation
October 7, 2021
Beaumont Machine has supplied a small-hole electrical discharge machine with robotic articulation from partner ABB to SpaceX, which is using several robots for its rockets.
MassRobotics Opens Applications for Second Jumpstart Fellowship Program to Encourage Robotics Diversity
September 15, 2021
MassRobotics has opened registration for the second cohort of its Jumpstart Fellowship Program offering diverse high school girls opportunities to learn about STEM careers.
NASA Perseverance Rover Cores First Rock on Mars
September 3, 2021
NASA reported that the robotic arm and drill on the Perseverance rover has collected a rock sample on Mars in its second attempt, but it needs more images to confirm.
Launcher Buys Second Metal 3D Printer From Velo3D for Rocket Parts
September 1, 2021
Launcher, which is developing rockets and orbital transfer vehicles to affordably launch small satellites, has added a second 3D printer from Velo3D for titanium.
WiBotic Releases New Chargers and Transmitters for Drones and Autonomous Mobile Robots
August 17, 2021
WiBotic has developed new onboard chargers for mobile robots of all kinds, as well as the Commander fleet power management software and transmitters using GaN Systems' technology.
Matterport Closes SPAC Merger, Raises $640M to Advance Digital Twins
July 22, 2021
Matterport, whose technology creates 3D digital twins of spaces of all sizes, has completed its special-purpose acquisition company deal and will begin trading on Nasdaq.
Mission Robotics Uses RTI Connext 6.1 for Remotely Operated Vehicle Control and Monitoring
July 8, 2021
Mission Robotics is developing technology to enable marine robotics developers to more easily add capabilities, and RTI Connext 6.1 enabled it to quickly build and deploy controls.
Human-Machine Interaction Is Still Evolving, Note Global Robot Cluster Panelists
June 25, 2021
The Global Robot Cluster co-hosted a virtual event with MassRobotics and Silicon Valley Robotics examining progress in human-robot interaction for healthcare and industrial uses.
Good Machine Sustainability Projects Get Autonomous Lift From Plus Trucks
June 18, 2021
Trucks could help protect the environment, as a project between autonomous vehicle developer Plus and sustainability venture firm Good Machines hauls wildfire detection gear.
Hexadrone Ruggedized Tundra Drone Uses Fischer UltiMate and MiniMax for Connectivity
May 30, 2021
Fischer Connectors said it has supplied its ruggedized connectors to Hexadrone's first mass-produced, modular industrial drone to be produced in France. They are designed to withstand environmental conditions.
IFR Reviews National Robotics Plans in Updated ‘World Robotics R&D Programs’
May 27, 2021
The International Federation of Robotics has reviewed the strategies of China, Japan, South Korea, the EU, Germany, and the U.S. and their funding for robotics research.
Wireless Charging for Jackal and Husky UGVs Now Available From WiBotic, Clearpath Robotics
May 26, 2021
Clearpath Robotics' unmanned ground vehicles can now use WiBotic wireless charging stations with kits that can be installed on new robots or retrofitted to existing ones.
Richard King Mellon Foundation Approves $75M Grant to Build New Robotics Center at CMU
May 20, 2021
Pittsburgh is one of the top regions for robotics R&D in the U.S., if not the world. CMU has received a grant providing $150M for a new Robotics...