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Doosan Robotics Discusses NINA Cobot, CES 2022, and Growing Service Applications
From prosumer camera work to food and restaurant service, Doosan Robotics is developing collaborative robots for non-manufacturing applications worldwide.

TDK Announces RoboKit1 Platforms for Robotics Developers at CES 2022
The TDK RoboKit1 platform joins the SmartRobotics family, includes several sensors and controllers, and is compatible with ROS, said TDK's InvenSense unit.

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.

Ambarella Launches CV3 AI Domain Controller for Autonomous Vehicle Perception
Ambarella says its CV3 domain controller offers single-chip high performance for AI and sensor fusion at low power for autonomous vehicles and driver-assist systems.

Plus One Robotics CEO Reflects on Robotics Pickup in Second Half of 2021
Plus One Robotics, which provides AI for human-in-the-loop picking, saw demand grow, strengthened partnerships, and raised funding for global expansion, noted CEO Erik Nieves.

STMicroelectronics Contributes Microcontrollers to ‘Switchback’ Battlebot to Promote STEM
REV Robotics, which supports robot education and competitions, chose STMicroelectronics' STM32 microcontrollers for their durability and familiarity in its battlebot.

ABB Adds Two Robot Controllers to OmniCore Line
ABB says its new E10 and V250XT robot controllers include IoT connectivity, improved energy efficiency, and more than 1,000 functions for additional manufacturing applications.

Robot Operations Group Announces First RobOpsCon for October 2022
The Robot Operations Group said its first conference, which will be in Silicon Valley next October, will gather the community of people interested in advancing robot fleet management.

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.

SolidRun’s New System on Module Offers Fast Processing for Robotics, Industrial IoT Applications
SolidRun's new system on module, which uses AM64x processors from Texas Instruments, is designed for real-time, low-power robust robotics and Internet of Things applications.

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.

Evolution Gym at MIT CSAIL Gets Soft Robots Into Shape for Basic Tasks
Scientists at MIT CSAIL created a system for co-optimizing the brain and body of soft robots and found that they often resembled real animals while outperforming hand-designed robots.

READY Robotics, Futura Automation Partner to Aid Manufacturers in Western U.S.
Futura Automation has joined READY Robotics' network of distributors and integrators and will include the Forge/OS software to help manufacturers apply automation to new applications.

ACIENNA Launches High Power Current Sensor for Industrial Robots
ACIENNA says its integrated ±65 Amp MCx1101 Current Sensor is designed for wideband gap power applications such as fast charging, power supplies, and motor control in multiple industries.

Eureka Robotics Develops Software to Add Sensitivity, Dexterity to Industrial Robots
The force-feedback algorithm in Dynamis, which was first demonstrated in NTU Singapore's Ikea Bot, is designed to enable robots to manipulate small and delicate parts without damaging them.

Omron Automation Launches Proof of Concept Center in Michigan
Omron Automation Americas says its new Proof-of-Concept Center in Novi, Mich., will help customers by providing engineers and facilities to test robotics applications before deployment.

Honeywell to Open Warehouse R&D Center in Czech Republic
Honeywell says its new development site will give companies across Europe a facility to test, prototype, and train customers on its materials handling hardware and software.

Everyday Robots Moves Out of Alphabet X, Reports Progress Toward General Purpose Robot
From cleaning a table and picking up toys to opening doors, everyday tasks are coming within reach of service robots, says Everyday Robots, which is spinning out of X Development.

RE2 Robotics Receives U.S. Navy Funding for CLAMS System to Improve ROV Manipulation
RE2 Robotics has received SBIR funding to improve and unify control of the RE2 Sapien Sea Class robot arms on the VideoRay Defender remotely operated vehicles for topside operators.

Micropsi Industries Automates ‘Fridge Sniffing’ With AI-Supported Robot Control System
Micropsi and Atec are offering a cobot control system they say can quickly, reliably, and cost-effectively automate leak detection and other complex tasks and reduce maintenance.



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