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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.

9 Welding Robots to Watch From Fabtech 2021
At Fabtech 2021, cobot vendors displayed the latest features and accessories for automated welding, as shops struggle with worker shortages exacerbated by the pandemic.

Cobot Arc Welders Draw Attendee Attention as Fabtech Returns
While attendance was off a bit from 2019 at Fabtech 2021 in Chicago this week, the show was an opportunity to see the latest in collaborative robots for welding.

Agile Robots Raises Series C Funding, Claims to Be First Unicorn in Field
Agile Robots, which has headquarters in Munich and Beijing, has developed software and hardware and said it is the first intelligent robotics company worth $1 billion.

3D Systems Acquires Oqton to Make Additive Manufacturing More Accessible
Oqton's cloud-based, AI-enabled Manufacturing Operating System can help manufacturers automate production processes. 3D Systems is making its own software available as add-ons.

NASA Perseverance Rover Cores First Rock on Mars
NASA reported that the robotic arm and drill on the Perseverance rover has collected a rock sample on Mars in its second attempt, but it needs more images to confirm.

Launcher Buys Second Metal 3D Printer From Velo3D for Rocket Parts
Launcher, which is developing rockets and orbital transfer vehicles to affordably launch small satellites, has added a second 3D printer from Velo3D for titanium.

GITAI Robot Arm Arrives on SpaceX Capsule at ISS for Demonstration
GITAI and Nanoracks plan to test the S1 robot arm for switch, cable, and in-orbit assembly operations in the Bishop airlock of the International Space Station.

Shield AI Raises Series D Funding for Autonomous Piloting of Military Aircraft
Shield AI, which takes a software-first approach to military drones, has raised funding bringing its valuation to $1 billion after recent purchases of Heron Systems and Martin UAV.

Timken Acquires Intelligent Machine Solutions to Expand Linear Motion Line With Industrial Robots
Intelligent Machine Solutions, which makes floor-mounted, seventh-axis robotic transfer units, and gantry systems, will grow Timken's Rollon presence across industries.

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.

Infinidrome, Honeywell to Develop Technology to Protect GPS Signals
From GPS-denied environments such as under bridges to signal jamming, Honeywell and InfiniDome's joint offering will address sensors and resilience for protected drone navigation.



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