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ZongMu Raises $190M Series D for Autonomous Driving and Parking
ZongMu Technology, which supplies advanced driver-assist systems and autonomous parking capabilities to Chinese automakers, is valued at $11 billion.

BALYO and Körber Partner for Integration of Autonomous Materials Handling Trucks
BALYO, which provides autonomy technology to turn lift trucks into autonomous robots, will work with integrator Körber Supply Chain to widen adoption of warehouse automation.

Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas to Offer PowerFleet Telematics System in North American Market
The PowerFleet telematics product will be offered as a factory-installed option on all Mitsubishi forklift trucks, Cat lift trucks, and Jungheinrich warehouse vehicles.

Toyota Research Institute Shares Punyo Bubble Gripper Design to Advance Soft Robotics
The source files for the Punyo Soft Bubble Gripper, which Toyota developed for household manipulation, are freely available to researchers working on soft robotics technology.

Airwayz to Deploy Multiple Public Safety Drone Fleets in Same Urban Airspace
Military and civil conflicts cost lives and property damage, but drone fleets such as those managed by Airwayz can help authorities assess the situation and prioritize responses.

SiLC Technologies Plans to Advance 3D Sensing With $17M Series A Funding
SiLC Technologies, which has been developing a 4D+ Vision Chip, said its technology will offer best-in-class performance in range, resolution, and accuracy for lidar sensors.

CUREXO Surgical Robot CUVIS-Spine Gets FDA Approval
CUREXO plans to market its CUVIS-spine system for minimally invasive surgery worldwide now that it has FDA approval in addition to South Korean and European CE certification.

Drones, Data, and Robotics as a Service With Near Earth Autonomy
Understand user requirements first, and then design systems to deliver valuable drone inspection data, say Near Earth Autonomy executives.

OhmniLabs Offers Modular Robotics Platform for Cloud-Based Mobile Robot Design
OhmniLabs said its new Ohmni Modular Robotics Platform enables it to rapidly develop, manufacture, and deploy mobile service robots for a wide variety of applications.

Zebra Technologies Expands Machine Vision, Scanning Offerings and Acquires Adaptive Vision
Zebra Technologies announced its first suite of vision systems for manufacturers and supply chains, and it acquired machine vision software firm Adaptive Vision.

Mech-Mind Robotics Raises Series C Funding for AI Plus Industrial Automation
Mech-Mind Robotics, which provides computer vision systems for industrial applications, said it has raised $100 million to date. The startup plans to expand its offerings.

BALYO Picks Ouster’s 3D Lidar Sensors for Autonomous Forklifts
BALYO, a French provider of autonomous navigation systems for forklifts, plans to upgrade its sensors with 3D digital lidar from Ouster to improve safety and efficiency in warehouses.

Ondas Holdings to Acquire Drone BVLOS Pioneer American Robotics for $70.6M
American Robotics, which is the first company to receive FAA approval for automated BVLOS flights, will join Ondas' mission-critical networking and data technologies.

Bright Machines to Raise $435M in SPAC Merger Toward Industrial Automation IPO
Bright Machines, which plans to expand thanks to its SPAC merger, said its a modular, software-defined approach provides manufacturers with scalability and easy deployment for flexible automation.

Orbbec to Build Time-of-Flight 3D Cameras on Microsoft Azure Depth Platform
Orbbec said its design and manufacturing expertise will complement Microsoft's 3D sensor and cloud technology for a new 3D, time-of-flight sensors to meet growing developer demand.

READY Robotics Releases Forge/OS 5 Open Platform for Controlling Robots and Peripherals
Forge/OS 5 is designed to enable manufacturers to intuitively program more than 250 different robot models and thousands of peripherals.

Innovusion Raises $64M Series B for Automotive Lidar
Innovusion, which has offices in California and Singapore, has raised funding to continue lidar reesarch and development as it supplies autonomous vehicle makers such as NIO.

ARM Institute Launches Fellowship to Support AI in Metals and Manufacturing for Defense Suppliers
The U.S. Department of Defense is sponsoring several organizations that are collaborating to assist small and midsize manufacturers through the use of computer vision and robotics.

Pony.ai and Luminar Technologies Partner on Sensors for Robotaxi Testing in Five Cities
Pony.ai said its partnership with Luminar for 360-degree lidar sensing will enable it to expand its robotaxi testing globally.

Oculii Offers AI-Powered 4D Radar for Autonomous Vehicle Guidance, Raises $55M Series B Funding
Oculii, which has developed AI software for radar perception, has raised Series B funding as it launches two products intended to help autonomous systems navigate.



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