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Robotics and AI Pioneer Ayanna Howard Named 2021-2022 ACM Athena Lecturer
Ayanna Howard, the 2021-2022 Association for Computing Machinery Athena Lecturer, discusses her career, diversity efforts, and hope for the future in engineering.

Nordex Obtains AS9100D Aerospace Quality Management Certification for Electromechanical Components
Nordex, a U.S.-based power-transmission manufacturer, said its gears and electromechanical parts now meet demanding aerospace requirements.

RTI Connext 6.1 Updated to Ease Development, Deployment of Remotely Operated Systems
In addition to its support for complex networking environments, new features in Connext 6.1 facilitate the development of any large-scale and heterogeneous distributed system. 

AeroVironment Completes Acquisition of Unmanned Ground Vehicle Provider Telerob
Transaction combines providers of unmanned aircraft and ground vehicles for integrated defense and homeland security missions in air, near-space, ground, and maritime domains.

Ingenuity Helicopter Marks Fourth Mars Flight as NASA Prepares for New Demonstration Phase
As a bonus to its existing record-setting flights on Mars, the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter could undertake more missions, as NASA JPL takes advantage of the Perseverance Rover schedule.

ExOne Acquires Assets of Freshmade 3D for 3D-Printed AMClad Tooling
ExOne said its acquisition of Freshmade 3D's assets, which include a method of creating durable AMClad, will accelerate its expansion into 3D-printed tooling.

NASA Ingenuity Makes History as First Drone Flight on Mars
NASA JPL reported today that the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter has made the first powered and controlled flight on another planet, 117 years after the Wright Brother's first flight.

ANA Avatar XPRIZE Selects Semifinalists in Telepresence Competition
The Avatar XPRIZE, sponsored by Japanese airline ANA, seeks to advance the projection of human presence for disaster recovery, healthcare, and other uses.

Top 10 Robotics and Automation Transactions in Q1 2021
From autonomous trucks and aerial drones to mobile robots, companies across robotics and automation obtained funding in the first quarter.

Primus Aerospace Adopts VELO3D’s Titanium Additive Manufacturing System
VELO3D has sold its first titanium-dedicated 3D printing system to be used solely for mission-critical aerospace and defense applications.

VELO3D to Merge With SPAC as Metal Additive Manufacturing Firm Goes Public
VELO3D, a provider of additive manufacturing technology for metal parts to customers including SpaceX and Honeywell, is merging with a special purpose acquisition company and going public.

Allied Electronics & Automation Partners With Colorado State Robotics Team for Moon Mining Competition
Allied Electronics is sponsoring students from CSU's Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering to help them improve excavation robots for the Lunabotics contest.

Flytrex Obtains $9.3M With Venture Financing and Innovation Grant for Drone Deliveries
Flytrex, an on-demand drone delivery provider for food and retail, has announced the closing of financing to expand its U.S. presence and scale up production and R&D capabilities.

Chromalloy Chooses VELO3D for 3D-Printed Aftermarket Parts for Gas Turbines
VELO3D has entered the maintenance, repair, and operations market for aviation and energy with Chromalloy choosing its Sapphire system.

OnRobot Launches New Grippers; Execs Bullish on Human-Robot Collaboration in 2021
OnRobot says that light industrial robot and cobot users are increasingly looking for ease of use more than just safety in applications. The company said its new magnetic and electric...

Halter CNC Robotics to Award Scholarship to Veterans and Active U.S. Military to Study Manufacturing Automation
Halter CNC Robotics will be awarding a $2,500 scholarship to a U.S .veteran or active service member who wants to study manufacturing automation, engineering or robotics.

Stratasys Launches Carbon Fiber Material for F123 Series 3D Printers
Lightweight, ABS-based material is specifically formulated for applications such as manufacturing tooling, jigs and fixtures.

Frontline Relief With 3D Printing
Additive manufacturing comes to the rescue in earthquake, tsunami, and even war.

Raytheon Technologies and Army Research Lab Pick 3D Systems’ Metal Additive Manufacturing Solutions
3D Systems' DMP Factory 500 solution will be part of research effort to develop topological optimization that accounts for heat transfer.

America Makes Announces Rapid Innovation Call Totaling $185k in Funding
Rapid Innovation Call focused on three technical topics to advance qualification and certification of additive manufactured products.



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