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mdGroup Acquires GeoCue to Broaden Expertise in Drone Lidar Surveying Technologies
mdGroup, the parent company of Microdrones, is adding GeoCue to its aerial data portfolio for lidar-based industrial surveying. The company said it will be an end-to-end provider of digital twins.

Hy-Tek Holdings Acquires Fellow Integrator Advanced Handling Systems
Hy-Tek Holdings is acquiring Advanced Handling Systems and adding the automation systems integrator to its Hy-Tek Material Handling group serving varied applications.

Formant Raises Series A Funding for Cloud-Based Robot Fleet Management Platform
Formant plans to double in size as demand grows for its technology for managing heterogeneous fleets of robots in industries such as logistics and agriculture.

RE2 Robotics Recaps 2021 Successes and Looks Ahead to 2022
RE2 Robotics, which develops mobile manipulation robots and software, noted that its technology found uses in aviation, construction, and healthcare, with applications still growing.

Blue Ocean Robotics Receives $51M Investment as It Grows Global Service Robot Reach
Blue Ocean Robotics, which provides disinfection, patient transfer, and telepresence robots, has grown 20x since 2018 and received funding from A.P. Moller Holding.

Unitree Technology Launches Z1 Robot Arm for Its Quadruped Robots
For mobile manipulation to be commercially viable, both the platform and its robotic arm must be cost-effective and capable. Unitree has developed the Z1 for its quadrupeds.

Exyn Technologies Obtains ISO 9001 Quality Certification to Expand Robotics Partnerships
Exyn the new certification will assure robotics partners that its AI for autonomous, multi-system operations in complex, GPS-denied environments is high in quality.

German Bionic Launches Fifth Generation Cray X AI Powered Exoskeleton
German Bionic says its latest industrial exoskeleton adds human augmentation capabilities with active walking assistance and IP54 waterproofing for outdoor environments.

Petra Raises Series A Funding to Bore Through the World’s Hardest Rocks for Utilities
In response to man-made and natural disasters threatening critical infrastructure, Petra has developed a semi-autonomous, non-contact, thermal tunneling robot for utilities.

MassRobotics Marks Another Year of Growth, Successful Partnerships
At an annual event, MassRobotics noted the many ways in which public-private partnerships have helped Massachusetts robotics innovators and entrepreneurs in the past year.

AES Launches Atlas Robot to Accelerate Solar Installations
Fortune 500 global energy provider AES worked with Calvary Robotics to develop the Atlas robot to help its teams install solar energy systems and help customers meet sustainability goals.

Robotics Leaders Ask Policymakers to Reconsider EU AI Act
Leaders of Europe's biggest robotics associations and technology innovators called on legislators to amend proposed regulations that would affect deployments of AI and robotics.

Robust Navigation System for Drones From InfiniDome, Honeywell Aerospace, and Easy Aerial Successfully Demonstrated
InfiniDome, Honeywell Aerospace, and Easy Aerial have demonstrated that a combination of their technologies can enable UAVs to safely function autonomously in GPS-denied environments.

FJ Dynamics Closes Series B Funding for Mobile Robots in Agriculture, Other Industries
FJ Dynamics plans to use its Series B funding to develop more autonomous systems for agriculture, construction, and landscaping, which it already provides to 60 countries.

Sarcos Moves Into New Headquarters and Production Facility in Salt Lake City
Sarcos, which is bringing its Guardian XO industrial exoskeleton and Guardian XT teleoperated robot avatar to market, has doubled its space for R&D, manufacturing, and demonstrations.

Cleo Robotics Announces Availability of Rugged Indoor Drone for Industrial, Commercial, and Government Applications
Cleo Robotics said its Dronut X1, which is designed to safely operate around people indoors and can reach GPS-denied spaces, is available to security, construction, and defense customers.

PickNik Robotics Offers Beta of MoveIt Studio for Managing Robot Arms in Challenging Environments
PickNik Robotics' MoveIt Studio software builds on its support of the open-source robot arm motion planning software to make it easier for users to remotely manage robot arms.

Honda Tests Autonomous Work Vehicle Prototype at Black & Veatch Solar Construction Site
Honda said it expects its Autonomous Work Vehicles, now in testing, to be capable of performing a wide range of services for industries that need a rugged, off-road system.

Q3 Robot Sales of $1.48B Put 2021 on Track for Biggest Year Yet, Says A3
Not only did North American third-quarter orders of robots continue a strong trend, but they also demonstrated that more industries are adding automation, according to A3.

Ottobock Acquires Industrial, Medical Exoskeleton Maker suitX
Ottobock and suitX are combining their portfolio of wearable assistance devices for both healthcare and industrial use cases. Their exoskeletons can augment or restore human capabilities.



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