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RE2 Robotics Recaps 2021 Successes and Looks Ahead to 2022
RE2 Robotics, which develops mobile manipulation robots and software, noted that its technology found uses in aviation, construction, and healthcare, with applications still growing.

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.

Velo3D Delivers First Sapphire XC System for Metal Additive Manufacturing
Velo3D delivered its first Sapphire XC metal 3D printing system to an aerospace customer, reducing production costs by as much as 75% and increasing throughput by up to 400%.

Robust Navigation System for Drones From InfiniDome, Honeywell Aerospace, and Easy Aerial Successfully Demonstrated
InfiniDome, Honeywell Aerospace, and Easy Aerial have demonstrated that a combination of their technologies can enable UAVs to safely function autonomously in GPS-denied environments.

Essentium to Enter SPAC Merger, Go Public as It Advances Sustainable Additive Manufacturing
Essentium, which claims that its on-site additive manufacturing systems can reduce waste by 70% and the carbon footprint, said its total addressable market is $209 billion.

Mecademic Announces International Partners for Small Industrial Robot Arms
Montreal-based Mecademic has announced partners in North America, Europe, and Australia as it expands its global offering of compact and precise robot arms.

ARM Institute Issues Project Calls for AR in Manufacturing, Endorsement Auditors
The ARM Institute is seeking project proposals to help the U.S. Air Force improve robotic manipulation and to evaluate education and training programs for robotics and manufacturing.

Machina Labs Exits Stealth With Series A Funding for Software-Defined Manufacturing
Machina Labs says its robotic and AI metalworking capabilities go beyond current methods of shaping and finishing, so more complex parts can be made efficiently and cost-effectively.

PickNik Robotics Offers Beta of MoveIt Studio for Managing Robot Arms in Challenging Environments
PickNik Robotics' MoveIt Studio software builds on its support of the open-source robot arm motion planning software to make it easier for users to remotely manage robot arms.

Touchlab Develops Electronic Skin, Reaches ANA Avatar XPRIZE Finals
Touchlab, an ANA Avatar XPRIZE finalist, has developed thin sensors that can provide "electronic skin" and work with existing grippers and could have a variety of commercial uses.

ARM Institute Opens Fellowship Applications With the AIM Higher Consortium
The U.S. Department of Defense, ARM Institute, and AIM Higher Consortium are seeking applications for a one-year, $60,000 fellowship for an innovator in robotics for U.S. manufacturing.

Ottobock Acquires Industrial, Medical Exoskeleton Maker suitX
Ottobock and suitX are combining their portfolio of wearable assistance devices for both healthcare and industrial use cases. Their exoskeletons can augment or restore human capabilities.

Formant Partners With PickNik Robotics for Cloud Based Mobile Manipulation
To advance mobile manipulation, PickNik Robotics and Formant are collaborating on a cloud-based, low-latency interface for advanced motion planning for robot arms.

Reliable Robotics Raises $100M to Expand Remotely Piloted Commercial Cargo Flights
Reliable Robotics, which has been working with the FAA and NASA to demonstrate safe remote operation of any aircraft, hopes to expand access to underused airports.

Choice of a Cobot or an Industrial Robot Depends on the Application
The Southwest Research Institute breaks down tasks into those best for industrial robots in comparison with those where collaborative robots would make more sense.

Beaumont Machine Provides SpaceX Equipment With Robotic Articulation
Beaumont Machine has supplied a small-hole electrical discharge machine with robotic articulation from partner ABB to SpaceX, which is using several robots for its rockets.

RE2 Robotics to Develop Autonomous Aircraft Inspection System for the U.S. Air Force
RE2 Robotics has received SBIR funding to develop a Mobile Autonomous Aircraft Platform for Sustainment using its mobile manipulators for aircraft inspection and maintenance.

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.

Autonomous Vehicles and Robotics Advance With New and Safer Power Sources
After concerns about the safety of lithium-ion batteries, researchers are refining power-storage technologies to extend the capabilities of robots, drones, and self-driving vehicles.

Fabtech 2021 Exhibitors Offer Systems for Small and Midsize Manufacturers
As manufacturers struggle with skilled staffing shortages, exhibitors at Fabtech 2021 displayed robots for gripping delicate objects, painting, and other production processes.



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