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Cansel to Distribute TinySurveyor Mobile Robot in Canada
Cansel, which provides hardware, software, and services to the construction industry, will distribute the TinySurveyor GPS-guided robot designed for precision.

Cognitive Pilot CTO Explains How Autonomy Will Advance Agriculture
Not only can kits enable equipment to be self-driving right away, but they could also change the nature of farming, says Anton Emelyanov, CTO of Cognitive Pilot.

TuSimple Teams Up With Ryder to Expand Autonomous Trucking in Southern U.S.
TuSimple is working with Ryder to identify fleet maintenance facilities that can serve as terminals for its Autonomous Freight Network, enabling self-driving trucks nationwide.

FANUC America, Manufacturing Skill Standards Council to Stack Certifications
FANUC America and the MSSC are streamlining the certification process for production and materials handling operators, which they said could address worker shortages.

inVia Robotics Raises $30M in Series C Funding From Microsoft, Qualcomm, Hitachi
inVia Robotics, which provides warehouse optimization software and mobile robots as a service, plans to use its latest funding to expand its global presence.

Airbiquity and Cyngn Partner to Add Autonomous Material Handling to Existing Vehicle Fleets
Rather than spending money and time replacing fleets with autonomous vehicles, companies can use Airbiquity and Cyngn's technology stack, which includes over-the-air updates.

Covariant Raises $80M Series C for Robotic Manipulation AI
The Covariant Brain, which uses AI to guide picking robots for more flexible manipulation, has already been successfully deployed in verticals such as grocery and parcel.

Cassie Bipedal Robot Produced by OSU and Agility Robotics Runs 5K
Cassie, the two-legged robot developed at Oregon State University and commercialized by Agility Robotics, completed a 5K course untethered with only two stumbles.

Outrider Offers Autonomous Tractor-Trailer Hitching Capability
Outrider, which provides automation for yard trucks, said it is the first company to offer advanced, automated tractor-trailer hitching capabilities.

Ambi Robotics Releases AmbiKit for Multi-Robot Pick-and-Place Kitting
Ambi Robotics' new AmbiKit system uses AI and five pick-and-place robots alongside people for a fast-growing segment of e-commerce kitting -- online subscription boxes.

Carnegie Mellon Works With Apple on Robotic Recycling of Devices
Apple, which already uses robots to disassemble electronics to recover hazardous or valuable materials, is funding research at CMU to better recognize different devices.

Brain Corp CTO Discusses Software Driving Mobile Robot Value, Future Plans
Jon Thomason, chief technology officer of Brain Corp, recently described his goals for the company, which provides autonomy kits for existing industrial equipment.

Alphabet’s X Launches Intrinsic to Make Robot Programming Easier
A team at X, the innovation unit of Alphabet, has spent five and a half years developing tools to make it easier for robots to sense and be used in...

Matterport Closes SPAC Merger, Raises $640M to Advance Digital Twins
Matterport, whose technology creates 3D digital twins of spaces of all sizes, has completed its special-purpose acquisition company deal and will begin trading on Nasdaq.

Seoul Robotics Launches Deployment-Ready Lidar for Autonomous Vehicles, Smart Cities
The Voyage lidar perception system and deployment kit includes proprietary software, sensors, and a computer, and it protects privacy by not saving identifying data.

How Can Motion Planning Improve Industrial Robot Operations in Factories?
Both industrial and collaborative robots need energy-efficient and safe motion planning, and new AI approaches and algorithms promise to improve manufacturing automation.

Path Robotics Raises $100M in Series C Financing for Autonomous Welding
Path Robotics, which has been developing autonomous welding systems for manufacturers and raised $56 million in May, raised another $100 million to expand applications.

Five Robotics Failures and What Developers Can Learn From Them
Humanoid robots, fruit-picking robots, and the ongoing self-driving car race show that rather than blame luck or overestimate technology, designers can learn from past mistakes.

RE2 Robotics Marks 20th Anniversary With New Robotic Arm for Outdoor Mobile Applications
RE2 Robotics, which began as a CMU defense subcontractor spinout, celebrated 20 years in business with the release of its six-axis RE2 Sapien 6M robot arm for outdoor applications.

Julia Computing Raises $24M Series A for Cloud Computing, Simulation
Julia Computing said its new funding will help scale production and development of open-source simulation tools, and former Snowflake CEO Bob Muglia will join its board.



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