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DroneDeploy Announces New Products for Drone, Ground Robot Inspections
At its annual DroneDeploy Conference, DroneDeploy announced tools to help automate inspections with drones and ground robots, including 3D annotations and its Walkthrough app.

Sarcos Marks Industrial Exoskeleton Milestone, Begins Trading on Nasdaq
The CEO of Sarcos explains how the company's recent SPAC merger and trading on Nasdaq will enable it to scale development and production of its wearable and teleoperated systems.

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.

Novarc Technologies to Unveil Spool Welding Robot+HyperFill at FABTECH 2021
Not only can the new SWR+HyperFill improve welding performance, but the collaborative robot system can also help both experienced and less-skilled workers, said Novarc.

Velodyne Lidar Signs Agreement With Renu Robotics for Sensors in Mowing Robots
Renu Robotics, whose Renubot is a fully autonomous, electric mower designed to maintain grounds around solar energy facilities, chose Velodyne Lidar's Puck for reliability.

Network Rail, Cranfield University Use Clearpath Robot for Autonomous Rail Inspection and Repair
The In2Smart 2 project involves academia and corporate researchers working to automate rail inspection and repair. They've used a Warthog UGV as a robust platform for equipment.

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.

Honeywell Technology for Light Drones to Triple Range With Hydrogen Fuel Cells
Honeywell said that its Beyond Visual Line of Sight suite includes hydrogen cells and radar for quieter, less polluting, longer-range, and more autonomous drone operations.

Qualcomm Flight RB5 5G Drone Designed to Help Developers Apply 5G, AI, IoT to New Applications
The Qualcomm Flight RB5 5G drone reference platform includes concurrent support for seven cameras, IoT and cybersecurity, and deep learning to enable new industrial use cases.

ModalAI to Make, Distribute Qualcomm Flight RB5 5G Reference Drone
ModalAI's CEO discusses how and why his company and Qualcomm have teamed up to provide a drone platform enabling developers to apply 5G and AI to new industrial applications.

Pipistrel to Use Honeywell Satellite Communications Tech in New Drones
Honeywell Aerospace said its satellite communications system for small unmanned aerial vehicles will enable Pipistrel's Nuuva and Surveyor drones to provide data for fleet management.

How Robotic Navigation Can Assist Inspection in GPS-Denied Environments
New technologies and techniques, including ultrasonic technology, lidar, and Indoor GPS, can help robots and drones safely navigate in hazardous environments for inspection.

Sarcos Robotics and T-Mobile to Integrate 5G Into Guardian XT Teleoperation Robot
Sarcos, which makes industrial exoskeletons and the Guardian XT for teleoperation in hazardous conditions, is working with T-Mobile to add high-bandwidth, low-latency 5G connectivity.

ANYbotics Adds Velodyne Lidar Sensors for Mobile Robot Inspections
ANYbotics, whose ANYmal legged robot is designed to traverse difficult terrain, has added Velodyne Lidar's Puck sensor to help automate industrial inspections.

Cansel to Distribute TinySurveyor Mobile Robot in Canada
Cansel, which provides hardware, software, and services to the construction industry, will distribute the TinySurveyor GPS-guided robot designed for precision.

Motional, Eversource to Pilot Autonomous Vehicles for Energy Infrastructure Monitoring
In what it described as the first pilot of its kind, Motional has deployed autonomous vehicles to collect infrastructure data for New England utility provider Eversource.

PrecisionHawk, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association to Train Pilots for Drone Inspections
PrecisionHawk and the NRECA wil offer training across the U.S. for FAA Part 107-certified drone pilots so that they can safely and efficiently inspect electric assets.

Verizon Launches Robotics Business Technology Unit for Ground Robots, Aerial Drones
Verizon new Robotics Business Technology will focus on integrated systems that use its 5G and mobile edge computing to deploy, manage, and scale mixed fleets of robots and drones.

Stockpile Reports Chooses American Robotics to Build Out Automated Drone Program
American Robotics' Scout system, which has FAA approval for BVLOS flights with no people present, will be integrated with Stockpile Reports' real-time digitization of industrial materials.

Sarcos Robotics Successfully Implements Teleoperation Capabilities of Guardian XT Robotic System
Saros Robotics said the SenSuit controller garment for its Guardian XT teleoperated robot includes AR, VR, and a motion-capture tracker to augment human workers and keep them safe.



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