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ROS Powered Race Cars Ready for Indy Autonomous Challenge
ADLINK provides a peek under the hood at the university teams, corporate sponsors, and open-source technologies participating in the Indy Autonomous Challenge.

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Logistics Reaches New Levels With Robotics
As the demand for efficiency and human augmentation continues to rise in logistics, learn about the latest technologies and best practices for adding robots or expanding their use.

Amazon Opens New Robotics Manufacturing Facility in Massachusetts
Amazon.com has added a manufacturing facility in Westborough, Mass., to its Amazon Robotics headquarters in North Reading, Mass., saying that it will create jobs as well as robots.

NVIDIA Launches Isaac ROS to Provide AI Perception to Robotics Developers
NVIDIA said its latest Isaac ROS GEMs can help developers accelerate product development, improve performance, and simplify the addition of functionality into ROS-based applications.

5 Questions With Melonee Wise About New Zebra and Fetch Robots
Melonee Wise, founder of Fetch Robotics, which was recently acquired by Zebra Technologies, explains how three new mobile robots and FetchCore software offer value for warehouse picking.

Zebra Technologies Expands Fetch Robotics Portfolio With Fulfillment Optimization
Zebra Technologies has rebranded and updated Fetch mobile robots and the FetchCore software to streamline order, batch, case, pallet, and each picking workflows.

HAI Robotics Named ‘Next-Gen Supply Chain Award’ Category Winner
HAI Robotics says its award-winning HAIPICK autonomous case-handling system system offers intelligence, efficiency, and flexibility to improve warehouse efficiencies.

Robot Orders in North America for Q2 Increase 67% Year Over Year, Reports A3
In the second quarter of 2021, North American manufacturers increased their orders for robotics to new heights as the pandemic made labor shortages more acute, reported A3.

10 Takeaways From A3’s Autonomous Mobile Robot and Logistics Conference
From getting started with mobile robots and developing the workforce to mobile manipulation, and interoperability to developing your workforce, the event examined key logistics innovations.

DroneDeploy Announces New Products for Drone, Ground Robot Inspections
At its annual DroneDeploy Conference, DroneDeploy announced tools to help automate inspections with drones and ground robots, including 3D annotations and its Walkthrough app.

Techmetics Robotics Announces In-House Mobile Robot Platforms
Techmetics Robotics developed a mobile base for service robots, but then the pandemic delayed the opening of its U.S. facilities. It has refocused on healthcare and industrial applications.

HARTING Distribution Center in Germany Showcases Warehouse Automation
Korber helped HARTING Logistics integrate automated storage, AGVs, palletizing and depalletizing systems, and RFID technologies in a distribution center that showcases automation.

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.

MOV.AI Launches Robotics Engine Platform for Mobile Robot Deployment
The latest version of the MOV.AI platform offers a visual IDE, advanced algorithms such as 3D SLAM, simulation tools, scene and behavior editors, an open API framework, and more.

Microdrones Partners With Nautikaris as Drone Surveying Equipment Distributor in Europe
Nautikaris will provide Microdrones equipment for lidar, photogrammetry, and gas detection as it offers drones as a service in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxbemburg.

Saildrone Closes Series C Funding to Advance Ocean Data Systems
Saildrone, which provides ocean data, mapping, and intelligence systems, has raised $100 million to grow its data-insight teams and go-to-market functions for science and defense markets.

Automation as a Tool to Future-Proof Retail Businesses
Retail automation, which includes everything from inventory management to service robots and mobile robots in warehouses, can help businesses respond to demands for speed and customization.

MassRobotics Mobile Robot Interoperability Standard Has First Demo at FedEx During A3 Conference
Vecna Robotics, Waypoint Robotics, and WiBotic conducted a historic demonstration of the MassRobotics interoperability standard at the FedEx R&D enter during A3's conference in Memphis.

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.

7 Questions With Orbbec, Which Has Set Its Sights on Void Left by Intel RealSense
With Intel discontinuing production of its RealSense sensors, an opportunity with robotics developers has emerged for other 3D camera and computer vision vendors such as Orbbec.



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