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7+ Robots to Watch for During the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games
Toyota and Panasonic have developed robots to provide assistance during the delayed Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. They will also showcase Japan's robot prowess.

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...

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.

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.

ABB Acquires ASTI Mobile Robotics Group to Broaden Automation Portfolio
Industrial automation provider ABB plans to acquire logistics firm ASTI, adding autonomous mobile robots to its portfolio, with facilities in Spain and China.

Novanta to Acquire Sensor, Tooling Maker ATI Industrial Automation for $172M
Novanta is adding ATI and Schneider Electric Motion to its offerings for industrial equipment manufacturers, as well as for medical and collaborative robots.

Würth Additive Group to Distribute Markforged’s Digital Forge 3D Printing Platform Globally
Würth will help distribute Markforged's Digital Forge 3D printing platform for 3D printing metals and other materials, as Markforged prepares for SPAC deal and public listing.

Autonomous Vehicle Developer Aurora Innovation to Enter $1B SPAC Merger, Be Publicly Listed
Aurora said it expects to have $2.5 billion in cash upon closure of the transaction, and it plans to launch its first autonomous driving product by the end of 2023.

Toyota’s Woven Planet Unit Acquires CARMERA for Autonomous Vehicle Mapping
After acquiring the Level 5 data division from Lyft, the Toyota unit adds CARMERA's high-definition mapping expertise to its team developing autonomous vehicles.

DXC Luxoft Works With AWS on Robotic Drive Cloud
DXC Luxoft, which provides tooling and services for autonomous driving developers, is offering its Robotic Drive Cloud technology on Amazon Web Services to cut test times.

2021 MHI Annual Industry Report Looks at Innovation in Materials Handling
An annual report from the Materials Handling Institute and Deloitte found some reluctance among supply chain organizations to invest in emerging technologies including robotics.

German, Canadian Researchers Work to Improve Robot Picking in FLAIROP Project
Researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Festo, Darwin AI, and the University of Waterloo are working to apply deep learning to improve robotic picking in warehouses.

Mech-Mind Robotics Introduces Mech-Eye Nano Industrial 3D Camera for Robotic Applications
Mech-Mind Robotics said its new Mech-Eye Nano camera has a small size and the precision needed for on-arm robotic applications such as pick-and-place operations in manufacturing.

Reply Develops Architecture for Autonomous Mobile Robots Using Microsoft Azure
Reply has developed a system using Microsoft Azure to create mobile robot applications such as a rental vehicle inspection system using Boston Dynamics' Spot quadruped.

AutoX Launches Production of Gen5 Fully Driverless Systems for Robotaxis
AutoX, which has developed Level 4 autonomous vehicle systems, has launched production of its Gen5 systems to expand fully driverless taxi services in cities across China.

Toyota North America to Install Swisslog CarryPick Goods-to-Person Automation
Swisslog's CarryPick storage and order-picking system will help Toyota increase fulfillment efficiency in an existing facility for automotive spare parts without building changes.

Sense Photonics Unveils Autonomous Vehicle Lidar Ready for Mass Production
Sense Photonics' solid-state lidar systems include proprietary technologies to deliver high-data point clouds with design flexibility for automotive designers, suppliers, and manufacturers.

Ghost Locomotion Raises $100M to Improve Autonomous Vehicle Safety
Ghost Locomotion said its crash-prevention technology uses AI to track objects in motion and avoid threats, unlike other self-driving car systems, which require human intervention.

Industrial Automation Leader FANUC Produces 750,000th Robot
The Japanese company said it can make 11,000 robots per month and is one of the top 10 robotics suppliers to the manufacturing industry in the world.

Kindred to Integrate SORT Robots With Hy-Tek E-Commerce Systems to Expand Order Fulfillment Capabilities
Kindred said the integration of its SORT pick-and-place robots with Hy-Tek's materials handling systems will enable customers to more easily manage polybag e-commerce orders.



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