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ANA Avatar XPRIZE Competition Announces 15 Finalist Teams
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.

Miso Robotics Unveils Flippy Wings Robotic Fryer Tested at Buffalo Wild Wings
Miso Robotics has announced Flippy Wings, which is designed to automate the frying of chicken wings at high-volume restaurants and was tested at the Inspire Brands Innovation Center.

Techmetics Robotics Announces In-House Mobile Robot Platforms
Techmetics Robotics developed a mobile base for service robots, but then the pandemic delayed the opening of its U.S. facilities. It has refocused on healthcare and industrial applications.

Caltech’s LEONARDO Bipedal Robot Combines Walking With Flying for More Agile Locomotion
Caltech's LEONARDO robot can hop, fly, and walk on a tightrope, thanks to multi-joint legs and propeller-based thrusters. Researchers said hybrid locomotion could provide greater agility.

Ava Robotics Powers Johnson Controls New Tyco Security Robot
With Tyco cameras, detection and identification software, and a mobile robot base, Ava Robotics and Johnson Controls' Tyco Security Robot offers to enhance facilities monitoring.

Unlimited Robotics Unveils Gary Service Robot and Developer Platform
Unlimited Robotics claimed that the developer's platform for its new Gary service robot empowers engineers to build applications even without prior hardware knowledge.

Pudu Technology Completes Series C Fundraising for Service Robots
Pudu Robotics, which provides mobile service robots that operate around people in restaurants, hotels, and hospitals, has raised close to $155 million in five months.

InOrbit Launches Free Edition of Robot Operations Software
InOrbit is offering a Free Edition of its robot operations software to help operators manage robots from anywhere. The Standard Edition includes the Time Capsule feature.

Oshkosh Corp. Invests in Carnegie Foundry to Build Autonomy and Robotics Capabilities
Oshkosh Corp. has invested in and is partnering with Carnegie Foundry to accelerate the development of autonomous systems and robotics for industrial uses.

Avidbots Expands Mobile Robot Offerings to Include Disinfection
Avidbots, which is adding a Disinfection Add-On to its Neo floor-cleaning system, has tested multifunction robots at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

SoftBank Robotics and Keenon Robotics Become Global Partners for Service Industry
SoftBank Robotics and Keenan Robotics said their partnership will enable them to serve growing global demand for efficiency in food service, starting in Singapore.

Keenon Robotics Raises $200M in Series D Funding for Service Robots
Keenon Robotics plans to use its latest financing, led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2, to develop applications for its mobile service robots and expand into new markets.

Agile Robots Raises Series C Funding, Claims to Be First Unicorn in Field
Agile Robots, which has headquarters in Munich and Beijing, has developed software and hardware and said it is the first intelligent robotics company worth $1 billion.

Top 10 Robotics and Autonomous Vehicle Transactions of August 2021
In August 2021, the total number of deals and their dollar value fell from the previous month, but industrial automation, self-driving cars, and logistics still thrived.

RC Mowers Demonstrates Remotely Operated Robotic Mowers, Finds Nationwide Demand
Commercial lawn mowing is a good application for robotic mowers, particularly for difficult terrain. RC Motors is demonstrating its remotely controlled mowers across the U.S.

Basil Street Cafe Rolls Out Proprietary Pizza Kiosks Nationwide
Basil Street Café, which is raising funding through a crowdfunding campaign on SeedInvest, has developed automated pizza kitchens that it claims can replicate brick-oven pizza.

Robotic Restaurant Spyce to Join sweetgreen in Automating the Fast-Casual Market
Sweetgreen, which is valued at more than $1 billion, said it has a shared vision for making healthy food more accessible with Boston-based robotic salad and bowl maker Spyce.

Sarcos Robotics Names Pine Environmental a Distributor for Guardian S Remote Inspection Robot
Monitoring and testing provider Pine, which has 39 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada, will offer Sarcos Robotics' Guardian S mobile robot for surveillance and inspection.

Picnic Makes Robotic Pizza System Commercially Available in the U.S.
The Picnic Pizza System, which is now available through a RaaS model for pre-order from Picnic, is designed to work with existing menus and help make up to 100 pizzas per...

Mobile Robots to Revolutionize Multiple Industries, Reports International Federation of Robotics
As a subset of service robotics, AMRs are advancing and will grow 31% annually in logistics, as well as become applicable in industries beyond logistics, according to the IFR.



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