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Fabtech 2021 Exhibitors Offer Systems for Small and Midsize Manufacturers
As manufacturers struggle with skilled staffing shortages, exhibitors at Fabtech 2021 displayed robots for gripping delicate objects, painting, and other production processes.

9 Welding Robots to Watch From Fabtech 2021
At Fabtech 2021, cobot vendors displayed the latest features and accessories for automated welding, as shops struggle with worker shortages exacerbated by the pandemic.

Soft Robotics Launches SoftAI to Help Food Industry Adopt Robots
SoftAI can augment industrial robots with "hand-eye" coordination, says Soft Robotics. It could drive automation adoption for a more resilient food supply chain, it said.

Keenon Robotics Raises $200M in Series D Funding for Service Robots
Keenon Robotics plans to use its latest financing, led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2, to develop applications for its mobile service robots and expand into new markets.

Tower Semiconductor Says New Lidar Technology Can Make Autonomous Vehicles More Responsive
Tower Semiconductor, which provides foundry platforms for integrated circuits, said it has made a breakthrough for high-precision lidar in autonomous vehicles.

Plus Starts Development With Teledyne FLIR to Test Thermal Cameras for Autonomous Trucks
Autonomous truck developer Plus is exploring with defense systems maker Teledyne FLIR to explore if thermal imaging can complement cameras, lidar, and radar for certain conditions.

Decathlon to Deploy PAL Robotics’ StockBot Across Stores Worldwide
PAL Robotics' StockBot has reduced time spent performing inventory, freeing teammates for customer service. Decathlon is expanding implementations beyond Singapore.

Top 10 Robotics and Autonomous Vehicle Transactions of August 2021
In August 2021, the total number of deals and their dollar value fell from the previous month, but industrial automation, self-driving cars, and logistics still thrived.

Ossia Receives European, U.K. Regulatory Approval for Cota Wireless Power System
Ossia, which has developed the proprietary Cota system for remote wireless power delivery to specific devices, has obtained regulatory approvals in the U.S., U.K., and Europe.

Piaggio Fast Forward Obtains Patent for Self-Driving Cargo Robots
Piaggio Fast Forward has been modeling human behavior to enable its mobile robots to autonomously follow pedestrians in dynamic indoor and outdoor environments.

DHL Express, Dorabot Deploy DHLBot, Which Uses AI to Sort Parcels
DHL Express has deployed with Dorabot an AI-powered robotic arm in Singapore and South Korea. The DHLBot can sort up to 1,000 percels per hour and can increase efficiency by 40%.

Hexagon Releases HxGN Robotic Automation for Industry 4.0 Quality Assurance
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence said its new HxGN Robotic Automation software enables quality control professionals to more easily program robot inspection cells.

Renesas and eProsima Port micro-ROS to Microcontrollers to Simplify Robotics Development
Renesas and eProsima say that by making the RA microcontroller units the official development for micro-ROS will help facilitate IoT and industrial robotics adoption.

NASA Perseverance Rover Cores First Rock on Mars
NASA reported that the robotic arm and drill on the Perseverance rover has collected a rock sample on Mars in its second attempt, but it needs more images to confirm.

Unikie and Valmet Automotive Develop Automated Valet Parking for Logistics
Finland-based Unikie is testing Automated Factory Parking technology that doesn't require cars to be self-driving to be autonomously moved in factory premises.

9 Robotics and AI Companies Make Futurology List of 101 Silicon Valley Innovators
Silicon Valley is home to hundreds of robotics and AI companies, but here are nine innovators worth watching in autonomous vehicles, dexterous manipulation, and more.

Gulf Testing Solutions Enterprise Joins Microdrones Global Distribution Network
GTS will offer Microdrones' lidar sensors, drones, and surveying software to construction, oil and gas, and agriculture customers in Oman.

Motional and Hyundai Unveil IONIQ 5 Driverless Robotaxi
Motional and Hyundai Motor Group have collaborated on the electric, driverless robotaxi, which is based on Hyundai's IONIQ 5 and will enter commercial service in 2023.

Velodyne Lidar, MOV.AI Team Up to Help Developers of Industrial Mobile Robot Applications
Velodyne Lidar's Puck sensors, plus MOV.AI's ROS-based Robotics Engine Platform, will enable developers to build mobile robots for dynamic environments, say partners.

OhmniLabs Provides Telepresence Robots to eKAMI, Industrial Users
OhmniLabs, which has grown threefold over the past year, is serving growing demand for telepresence robots in multiple industries during the COVID-19 pandemic.



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