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Bridgestone Begins Testing Soft Robot for Piece Picking at Logistics Sites
Bridgestone is branching out from tires and hoses to rubber actuators for soft robotic grippers in a proof of concept under way at partner warehouses.

Soft Robotics Picks Up Series C Funding From Food Producers for Its Grasping Tech
Soft Robotics, whose mGripAI picking system combines compliant grippers, machine vision, and AI, has raised funding from major food producers to expand deployments.

Soft Robotics, Partners to Demonstrate mGripAI at PACK EXPO 2022
Soft Robotics will display mGripAI, which is designed for easy integration into picking of food and consumer goods, at several booths in Chicago this week.

BeBop Sensors Seeks to Surpass Human Sense of Touch With RoboSkin
BeBop Sensors has been shipping its RoboSkin flexible sensors to warehouse automation and prosthetics customers and improved its spatial resolution in response to their feedback.

Robot Block Party Held by MassRobotics Shows Off Massachusetts Innovations
At its Fifth Annual Robot Block Party, MassRobotics and numerous companies showed the public how robots have developed to help companies and consumers.

MAXXgrip Promises to Advance Material Handling Robotics Performance
The Gripper Co. said its new MAXXgrip robotic gripper combines compliance with suction for hybrid grasping with speed and gentleness for e-commerce.

Cionic Works With fuseproject on Design of Wearable Neural Sleeve
Cionic, whose wearable device is intended to assist mobility for people with impairments, is working with Yves Behar's design firm fuseproject to prioritize the user experience.

Innovation at the Intersection of Agriculture and Robotics
University researchers are testing autonomous systems in the agricultural space as they hope to expand robotics reach in the industry.

A Look at 10 End of Arm Tool Providers
End of arm tools are helping increase the capability and range of robot arms, helping operators reduce costs and deliver products faster.

Advances in AI, Testing, and Hardware Help Gripper Providers, Users Get a Grasp of What’s Possible
Automation companies are increasing their throughput, reducing error rates, and providing integrated systems as more warehouses and facilitates turn to robotics.

10 Noteworthy Robot Exhibits at Automate 2022
With more than 550 exhibitors on the show floor at Automate in Detroit, there was a wide selection of robots to see. Here are some that stood out.

RightHand Robotics to Give RightPick 3 European Debut at LogiMAT 2022
RightHand Robotics, whose RightPick 3 applies AI and a multifunction gripper to pick items without prior models, is expanding its European presence and exhibiting in Stuttgart.

BeBop Sensors Introduces RoboSkin to Give Robots Tactile Awareness
BeBop Sensors said its RoboSkin uses patented, fabric-based sensors less than 1 mm thick to provide a sense of touch to humanoid robotic surfaces and prosthetic limbs.

Baker-Polito Administration Awards $4.4M Grant for New Boston University Robotics R&D Facility
The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative this week awarded Boston University more than $4 million for its new robotics facility.

10 MassRobotics Resident Startups to Watch
MassRobotics' headquarters and co-working space in Boston's Seaport District hosts numerous innovative startups. Here's a look at several from a recent site visit.

Soft Robotics Works Hand in Hand With Quest and Ossid to Offer Integrated Food Packaging System
Soft Robotics said its mGripAI gripper, combined with Quest's robotic product-handling system and Ossid's tray packaging, will provide high-speed, sanitary food handling.

Medical Robot Maker Myomo Paid Partial Technology License Fee From Chinese Joint Venture
With an eye toward expanding into the Asian market, Myomo recently announced it had received partial payment from a joint venture with Beijing Ryuzr Medical.

ReWalk Robotics, Imago Rehab Join Massachusetts Funded Wearables Research With Harvard, Boston University
Massachusetts has awarded a grant worth $3 million to collaborators at Harvard, Boston University, ReWalk Robotics, and Imago Rehab to develop and commercialize assistive robotics.

Soft Robotics to Debut mGripAI for Food Handling at International Processing and Production Expo
At IPPE in Atlanta, Soft Robotics and CHL Systems will demonstrate how the mGripAI system can enable industrial robots to conduct complex food-handling tasks previously done manually.

NVIDIA General Manager of Robotics Says ROS, Simulation Will Advance Robotics in 2022
From digital twins to fleet management, NVIDIA is bullish on the prospects for AI and robotics in 2022, says Murali Gopalakrishna, general manager for robotics at NVIDIA.



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