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ARM Institute Funds 11 Advanced Manufacturing Projects to Develop Automated Technologies
The ARM Institute recently announced the latest projects it is funding as part of its Technology Project Call program.

Robotic Parking a Key Element of the Smart City of the Future, Says Westfalia
Westfalia Technologies said robotic parking systems can integrate with IoT smart city infrastructure and improve charging efficiency, human-machine interaction, and traffic.

Wandelbots Partners With Yaskawa to Expand No-Code Robotics Offerings to U.S. Manufacturers
Wandelbots has named a U.S. vice president as it offers to lower the threshold to robotics adoption. A vocational school in Dresden is using the Wandelbots Teaching software.

Technology Innovation Institute Launches Infrared Tracking Crowdsourcing Competition
The Technology Innovation Institute is calling on researchers to take part in the challenge to spur new development in infrared tracking technology used for autonomous driving.

Piab Sells Selected Joulin Grippers Under the Kenos Brand
Piab has integrated Joulin's MiniGrip, FlexiGrip, and Safe&Light grippers into its Kenos line for industries including automotive, food and beverage, and warehousing.

RightHand Robotics Picks Up Partners and Recognition, Expects Maturing Demand in 2023
RightHand Robotics announced key partnerships last year and expects robotic picking to work alongside automated storage and human workers across industries this year.

ABAGY Finds That Many Welders Welcome Robotics, Looks to 2023 Manufacturing Trends
ABAGY and Weld.com found in a welding community survey that nearly half expect robots to improve efficiency. Demonstrations also showed how workers can adapt to automation.

T.I.E. Industrial Takes on Robots.com to Help Manufacturers Adopt Automation
T.I.E. Industrial last year acquired Robots.com from RobotWorx and plans to combine its experience with aftermarket parts with the site's existing depth of content.

Balboa Capital Offers an Overview of the U.S. Robotics Industry
Balboa Capital reported that automation and robotics have created more jobs than they have displaced, with robot density and usage continuing to increase across the U.S.

Cepton Closes $100M in Funding After Showing New Lidar Sensors at CES 2023
Ception, whose compact Nova and Vista-X120 Plus lidar sensors have won awards, has closed on funding from automotive supplier partner and investor Koito Manufacturing.

Recession in 2023? Automation Is Coming Regardless
Automation will continue to play a key role in helping customers in the logistics, manufacturing, and construction spaces, according to Conor McGuinness of Heartland Ventures.

Robotics Factory Calls for Startups to Apply for Pittsburgh Accelerator
Robotics Factory, which includes programs for creating, accelerating, and scaling startups in southwestern Pennsylvania, will be accepting applications for funding.

Digital Twins Direct 3D Printing to Accurately Repair Metal Parts, Finds Tokyo University of Science
Digital twins, in the form of automatically generated metal powder deposition elements and predictions of forming process conditions, can help mechanical repairs.

Robots Pave the Way for Reshoring Manufacturing
Reshoring of production to the U.S. can be aided by robotics, but manufacturers must recognize how automation can help mitigate persistent labor shortages, say industry experts.

Universal Robots Predicts That Automation Will Help Manufacturers Meet 2023 Goals
Universal Robots predicted that turnkey workcells including collaborative robots, end effectors, sensors, and software, will help welding and other companies adopt robots in 2023.

IFR Report ‘World Robotics R&D Programs’ Looks at How Asia, Europe, and the U.S. Invest
The IFR, or International Federation of Robotics, released its latest report on government funding of research and development as countries compete for economic growth.

Ossia Unveils Wirelessly Powered Cota Universal Base and Dev Kit at CES 2023
Ossia said its Cota Real Wireless Power has been integrated into a white-label power receiver base that can used to power many different types of IoT devices.

ARM Institute Endorses Four New Robotics Training Programs
The ARM Institute recognized workforce development programs at community colleges, an apprenticeship programs, and a tech organization as addressing America's manufacturing skills gap.

Oxbotica Raises $140M Series C to Deploy Universal Autonomy Operating System Worldwide
Oxbotica, which has developed the Universal Autonomy software for self-driving vehicles, has raised money to continue growing its worldwide partnerships and customer base.

STRADVISION Offers SVNet on Texas Instruments TDA4 Processors for Autonomous Vehicle Designers
STRADVISION's perception algorithms for Level 2 advanced driver-assistance systems and autonomous vehicles are available to developers on TI's TDA4 processors.



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