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Wandercraft Gets FDA Clearance for Exoskeleton Suit Designed to Help People Relearn How to Walk
Wandercraft said the clearance is a "significant milestone" for the French maker of the Atalante assistive exoskeleton as it expands in the U.S.

IFR Report ‘World Robotics R&D Programs’ Looks at How Asia, Europe, and the U.S. Invest
The IFR, or International Federation of Robotics, released its latest report on government funding of research and development as countries compete for economic growth.

CES 2023 ‘Best of Innovation’ Award Winner German Bionic to Present New Wearables, Smart Power Suits
CES 2023 innovation award winner for wearable technologies German Bionic has announced the Apogee power suit, the SmartSafetyVest, and the German Bionic IO platform.

DIH Technology to Combine with Aurora Technology as Part of SPAC Merger
The companies announced that they have signed a non-binding Letter of Intent to combine the companies.

Sarcos Defense Wins $1M U.S. Army Contract for Ammo Handling Robot
Sarcos plans to use the funding to continue testing of an ammunition handling robot designed to be integrated into the U.S. Army’s Extended Range Cannon Artillery system.

MassRobotics, Partners Announce Second Healthcare Robotics Startup Catalyst Cohort
MassRobotics, FESTO, Mitsubishi Electric, Novanta, and MITRE will provide networking, mentoring, and resources to help seven startups commercialize healthcare robotics.

ReWalk Comes Out on Top in German Legal Case
ReWalk was elated to hear that health insurance provider BARMER had accepted the decision of a German court that exoskeletons are considered as direct disability compensation.

Celera Motion Introduces Small, Fast Drive for Surgical Robotics, Exoskeletons
Celera Motion claimed that its Everest S servo drive is its smallest and fastest yet, making it useful for robotics and wearables applications.

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.

Cionic Raised $12.5M in Series A to Manufacture Its Neural Sleeve
Several months after the Neural Sleeve received FDA clearance, the company announced it has raised $12.5 million its Series A.

German Bionic On-Site Intelligence Collects Cray X Industrial Exoskeleton Data in Real Time
German Bionic said its Cray X exoskeleton and On-Site Intelligence feature can help workers and supervisors understand and improve performance in warehouses and other environments.

Cray X Exemplifies How Robot Enabled Humans Can Solve Supply Chain Woes
The Cray X exoskeleton is an example of how the "injection of power" into human workforces with automation can elevate warehouse productivity, writes ffVC's Oliver Mitchell.

Sarcos Technology and Robotics Corp. Hones Robots, Exoskeletons With Humans in the Loop
Sarcos Technology and Robotics Corp. began developing systems for the defense industry and has been growing quickly to augment human strength and productivity while maintaining safety.

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.

Apptronik CEO Jeff Cardenas Claims Humanoid Robots Could One Day Offer a Better ROI
Apptronik is working on building robots designed to look like humans. Its CEO said humanoid robots could eventually help alleviate labor shortage concerns and save operators money.

FANUC Announces New Machine Learning Tool for Predictive Maintenance
FANUC America said its AI Servo Monitor works with its MT-LINKi software for preventive maintenance of the drive systems for its servomotors and spindle motors.

Sarcos Defense Wins Air Force Research Laboratory Contract for Collaborative Sensing
Sarcos Defense has been awarded a DoD contract to develop a system that can quickly spot, follow, and identify objects. It could also help civilian robotics applications.

Warehouse Associates Report Improving Working Conditions Amid Labor Shortage, Finds Zebra Study
Zebra Technologies and Azure Knowledge found warehouse associates welcoming to robotics as a retention tool, as operators consider inventory visibility as a differentiator.

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.



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