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AutoX Marks 100 Days of Fully Autonomous RoboTaxi Service in Shenzhen, China
AutoX said it is only the second company to get permission for such driverless vehicle rides, and it has received favorable feedback so far.

NextShift Robotics Acquired by Warehouse Management as a Service Provider JASCI Software
NextShift Robotics, which makes autonomous mobile robots, has been acquired by warehouse management provider JASCI Software and will be renamed JASCI Robotics.

Ingenuity Helicopter Marks Fourth Mars Flight as NASA Prepares for New Demonstration Phase
As a bonus to its existing record-setting flights on Mars, the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter could undertake more missions, as NASA JPL takes advantage of the Perseverance Rover schedule.

Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Deployed by Scripps Find Thousands of Barrels of Toxic Waste Near Los Angeles
A REMUS 6000 and a Bluefin underwater robot conducted a survey off the coast of Los Angeles and identified more than 100,000 debris objects, including barrels of DDT.

Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories and MIT Work to Bridge Gap Between Robot Vision, Touch
MERL and MIT researchers are working to apply machine learning, collaborative robots, sensors, and vision to help robots more dexterously manipulate items such as food.

Universal Robots Picks Integrators for ActiNav Machine Loading
Universal Robots has named four ActiNav Solutions Providers to help deploy its integrated system for bin picking in machine-tending applications.

Plus One Robotics Raises $33M to Expand Vision Software Market for Logistics Robots
Plus One Robotics, whose vision software plus human-in-the-loop supervision enables warehouse robots to perform a range of tasks, has raised funding to continue its international expansion.

Russian Farming Machinery Manufacturer to Equip Combines With AI for Autonomy
Bryanskselmash, a leading Russian agricultural equipment provider, is including the Cognitive Agro Pilot autonomy kit standard in its PALESSE GS12 combine harvesters.

ETH Zurich Researchers Test Neuro-Robotic Prosthesis That Restores Sensory Feedback
Most commercially available prosthetic limbs do not provide sensory feedback, but neuro-robotic prostheses could improve function and quality of life, say ETH Zurich researchers.

Velodyne Lidar Agrees to Provide Sensors for Gatik Autonomous Middle-Mile Network
Gatik said its autonomous delivery trucks are working around the clock for Fortune 100 companies, and they will continue to use Velodyne Lidar Alpha Prime and Ultra Puck sensors.

SIERA.AI Adds Autonomous Safety Features to Lift Trucks
Rather than striving for full autonomy immediately, mobile robot provider SIERA.AI has developed a bolt-on kit to add driver-assistance and safety features to forklifts.

MIRAI Accelerates Robotic Perception and Learning, Says Micropsi
Unlike other demonstration training systems for cobots, MIRAI allows robots to perceive nd make adjustments in real time, says Ronnie Vuine, founder and CEO of Micropsi Industries.

Stratom Develops Robotic Refueling System for U.S. Army Autonomous Ground Vehicles
Stratom is developing an autonomous ground refueling prototype to help protect soldiers, optimize efficiency in the field, and supply ground vehicles and aircraft.

AppHarvest Acquires Agricultural Robotics and AI Startup Root AI for $60M
Root AI's staff and executives will join AppHarvest and continue developing the Virgo "universal harvester" to apply robotics and AI to indoor farming.

Geosun Chooses ACIENNA as IMU Supplier for Drone Mapping Lidar
Geosun, which provides lidar scanning systems for construction mapping, has chosen ACIENNA to supply inertial measurement units.

Veo Robotics Obtains ISO Safety Certification for FreeMove
The FreeMove system, which includes purpose-built sensors and software to make industrial robots safer to operate around people, has been certified as Veo partners with more integrators.

Top 10 Robotics and Automation Transactions in Q1 2021
From autonomous trucks and aerial drones to mobile robots, companies across robotics and automation obtained funding in the first quarter.

AGM Systems Makes Multi-Year Agreement With Velodyne Lidar for Ultra Puck in UAVs
Velodyne Lidar will work with Russia-based AGM Systems to include its Ultra Puck sensor in the new AGM-MS3 drone mapping system.

Myomo Device Passes First Phase of Brain-Computer Interface Clinical Trial
Myomo said that Thomas Jefferson University has successfully demonstrated that a stroke patient could control a powered MyoPro device with brain signals.

WaveSense Obtains $15M to Accelerate Development of Radar for Vehicle Positioning
Growing demand from automakers for safer and higher-performing advanced driver-assistance systems signals a critical need for sensing systems that work despite challenging road conditions, says WaveSense.



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