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ARM Institute Opens Florida Office to Expand Regional Support for Manufacturing Innovation in Robotics and AI
The ARM Institute will open its second location in St. Petersburg, Fla., to grow its support of industry, workforce development, and membership in the region.

Festo Plans to Demonstrate Two Agile Flying Robots at RoboBoston
Festo will show off its BionicOpter and BionicSwifts at MassRobotics' RoboBoston event in Boston. The flying robots are designed to be more maneuverable than other drones.

European Space Agency Chooses Astrobotic and Lunar Logistics Services for First Commercial Delivery to the Moon
Astrobotics is working with Lunar Logistics Services and the European Space Agency on this mission.

How to Create an Effective 3D Printing Workflow
3D printing and additive manufacturing offer new levels of speed and flexibility for production, but you must first understand processes, materials, and scale.

Aerobotix and FerRobotics Create End of Arm Tool for Sanding in Hazardous Environments
Aerobotix and FerRobotics said their new Class II, Division 1 sander tool can eliminate the risk of silicosis and combustion in hazardous environments.

New Robotics and AI Lab at Saint Leo University Designed to Give Students Hands-on Time with Robots
A new lab at Saint Leo University in Florida was designed to teach students about a range of robotics applications.

AUVSI and Fortress Information Security to Develop Cyber-Security Model for Uncrewed Vehicles
The Association for Uncrewed Vehicle Systems is working with Fortress Information Security to help protect unmanned vehicles from cyber-attacks.

PickNik Robotics Launches MoveIt Studio Developer Platform and SDK
PickNik Robotics designed MoveIt Studio to help engineers develop manipulation applications in a variety of industries, including aerospace, manufacturing, and healthcare.

GrayMatter Robotics Raises $20M Series A for Automating Surface Finishing
GrayMatter Robotics' AI helps automate surface finishing and treatment in high-mix, high-variability production. It plans to hire for a wide range of positions.

Virtual Incision’s MIRA Surgical Robot to Show Skills on International Space Station
Virtual Incision said its MIRA miniaturized robot-assisted surgical device will demonstrate the potential for greater access to surgical care on Earth and beyond.

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.

AHS and Hy-Tek Partner With Tompkins Robotics to Expand Automated Material Handling
AHS, formerly Advanced Handling Systems and now a unit of Hy-Tek Material Handling, will offer Tompkins Robotics' modular and scalable tSort to its integrated supply chain offerings.

Special Focus Issue
Precision and Automation in Manufacturing
In this Special Focus Issue, learn how robot precision is improving with advances in perception, software, and controls, leading to new applications in manufacturing and other industries.

Husqvarna Automowers to Host Worldwide Birthday Celebration for NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover
Husqvarna has pushed out a software update to its 100,000 Automower robotic lawnmowers worldwide to enable them to chime "Happy Birthday" to Curiosity on its 10th birthday.

JAKA Robotics Raises $150M in Series D Financing for Cobot Innovations
JAKA Robotics said it plans to use the funding continue its research and development around its collaborative robots and expand its global industrial customer base.

GITAI to Demonstrate Robot Arms Outside International Space Station Airlock
GITAI, which received recognition from the Japan-U.S. Innovation Awards, plans to demonstrate its autonomous dual-arm robot outside the Bishop Airlock with partner Nanoracks.

ARM Institute Calls for Projects to Advance AI, Robotics in Manufacturing
The ARM Institute has issued its final 22-01 Technology Project Call, seeking proposals for ways to make robots work better with humans, learn faster, and reduce waste in manufacturing.

Merlin Labs Raises $105M Series B to Help it Build Its Aerial Autonomous Technology
Investor interest is high in Merlin Labs' autonomous aviation vehicle technology as it works to allow airplanes to fly with minimal human involvement.

Markforged to Acquire Digital Metal, Expand Additive Manufacturing Production of Metal Parts
Markforged is acquiring Sweden-based Digital Metal for about $32 million and said its technology will help manufacturers use 3D printing to mass produce complex metal parts.

Automation Can Provide Stability, Predictability to Warehouse Operations, Says Honeywell Report
Automation can help warehouses and distribution centers cope with supply chain challenges, but operators should think of their workforces and long-term returns, found Honeywell.



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