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RiACT Execs Aim for Cobots That Are Both Flexible and Simple to Use
RiACT, a Danish startup that has developed software for abstracting collaborative robot actions and making them easier to program, has announced pre-seed funding.

Wyzo Launches ‘Sidebot’ High-Speed Collaborative Picking Robot
Wyzo's new "sidebot" is a high-speed delta robot plus sensors and software that enable it to conduct pick-and-place operations at speed and also work safely around people.

New LiveDrive Actuators Will Enable Safer, More Productive Robots, Says Genesis Robotics
Genesis Robotics said its new LiveDrive LDD 1800 Series actuators eliminate the need for gearing, reducing space and complexity for robotics designers. Demaurex's Wyzo uses LiveDrive.

eKentucky Advanced Manufacturing Institute Opens New Training Center, Adds Robotics Coursework
eKAMI is opening a new Robotics Center in Eastern Kentucky that will include hands-on experience with a variety of robot arms and mobile robots to retrain workers for rewarding careers.

Realtime Robotics Raises $31.4M Series A for Autonomous Motion Control
Realtime Robotics, which has developed processing and motion control to ease programming and enable safe robot and vehicle operations, plans to perfect its collaborative system.

MegaRobo Raises $30M Series B for Light Robotics, IoT
Robert Bosch Venture Capital and Sinovation participated in MegaRobo's financing, which will enable it to apply its motion-control technology to lab automation, retail, and light manufacturing.

OnRobot, Vention to Bring ‘One-Stop Shop’ for Cobot Applications in Manufacturing
Vention has added OnRobot's end-of-arm tooling for light industrial and collaborative robots to its Web-based Manufacturing Automation Platform for designing, ordering, and deploying automation.

Toyota Research Institute Shares Punyo Bubble Gripper Design to Advance Soft Robotics
The source files for the Punyo Soft Bubble Gripper, which Toyota developed for household manipulation, are freely available to researchers working on soft robotics technology.

ARM Institute Launches RoboticsCareer.org as Resource for Manufacturing Workforce
The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute has launched a new online resource to connect job seekers with training resources and employment opportunities in manufacturing and robotics.

Universal Robots Increases UR10e Cobot Payload by 25%
Universal Robots has increased the capacity of its UR10e cobot arm to 12.5kg (27.5 lb.), opening up potential applications in palletizing, machine tending, and packaging.

Robots Rise to Help Humans in Metalworking
The shortage of skilled welders can be mitigated by adopting robots for tasks that can still be supervised by humans.

READY Robotics Releases Forge/OS 5 Open Platform for Controlling Robots and Peripherals
Forge/OS 5 is designed to enable manufacturers to intuitively program more than 250 different robot models and thousands of peripherals.

Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories and MIT Work to Bridge Gap Between Robot Vision, Touch
MERL and MIT researchers are working to apply machine learning, collaborative robots, sensors, and vision to help robots more dexterously manipulate items such as food.

Doosan Robotics Cobots Now Support ROS 2 Foxy Fitzroy
Doosan Robotics released the Doosan ROS 2 package, which is compatible with ROS 2 Foxy Fitzroy and intended to enable customers to build cobot applications more easily.

Universal Robots Picks Integrators for ActiNav Machine Loading
Universal Robots has named four ActiNav Solutions Providers to help deploy its integrated system for bin picking in machine-tending applications.

Hirebotics Cobot Welder, Powered by Beacon, to Demonstrate Ease of Use
Hirebotics says its Cobot Welder, which includes a UR10e robot arm and the cloud-based Beacon software, will enable welders to easily set up applications.

Brooks Automation to Acquire Cobot Maker Precise Automation for $70M
Brooks Automation will add Precise Automation's range of collaborative robots to its portfolio for electronics manufacturing and laboratory automation.

Automation Can Shorten Training Time for Warehouse Associates
When prospects first look at our automation system, their primary focus is the productivity gains that they can expect. Most of our customers will realize a quick ROI based on...

How Warehouse Operators Can Find the Right Robotics Fit
The market has no lack of robots. To find the right ones for your operation, you need a solid grasp of internal data such as product dimensions, order profiles, and...

Industry Innovators Share How CMRs Solved Challenges in Labor, Productivity and More
Based on interviews with more than 25 early adopters of collaborative mobile robotic (CMR) solutions, our most recent white paper explores the many ways that CMRs make an economic impact on...



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