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Zebra and Matrox to Showcase Technologies at Vision 2022 and A3’s Vision Show
Zebra will be exhibiting its range of machine vision systems at upcoming shows in Stuttgart, Germany, and Boston, including systems it acquired with Matrox Imaging.

NVIDIA Puts Isaac Sim on the Cloud, Releases Isaac Nova Orin for Mobile Robot Developers
NVIDIA said that Isaac Sim is now available on the cloud, that Jetson Orin Nano has 80x performance over Xavier, and that Isaac Nova Orin reference platform is out.

Apptronik CEO Discusses Humanoid Robots, Amazon Acquisition of iRobot
Apptronik is developing exoskeletons and humanoid robots. CEO Jeff Cardenas reflects on Amazon's purchase of iRobot and the future of service robotics and AI.

SAIC Motor Raises $143M With Robotaxi Partner Momenta
SAIC Motor has raised 1 billion yuan, including investment from autonomous ride-hailing developer and partner Momenta. The companies are operating robotaxis in China.

Cray X Exemplifies How Robot Enabled Humans Can Solve Supply Chain Woes
The Cray X exoskeleton is an example of how the "injection of power" into human workforces with automation can elevate warehouse productivity, writes ffVC's Oliver Mitchell.

Advantech and Overview Combine Tech for Real Time AI Inspection System
Advantech and Overview.ai are offering edge AI cameras with deep learning technology to help manufacturers automate visual inspections without tech expertise.

NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin 32GB Production Modules Now Available; Partner Ecosystem Appliances and Servers Arrive
NVIDIA said nearly three dozen partners are offering systems based on its new Jetson AGX Orin module to help customers accelerate AI and robotics deployments.

Corvus Robotics Raises Seed Funding to Scale Production of Inventory Drones as a Service
Corvus Robotics says its data and robotics-as-a-service offering can increase inventory accuracy from about 70% to more than 90%, with drones able to fly unattended and frequently.

After Successful Pilot, Chartwells to Deploy Picnic Works’ Pizza Station Robot Across Five U.S. Universities
Order up. Food service management company Chartwells will be placing Picnic’s pizza making robots at an initial five universities across the country.

Covision Quality Wins $10,000 Grand Price in Cowen Startup Challenge at Automate 2022
Covision Quality beat out nine other startups to win the top spot and plans to use the money to cover some of its costs, but the biggest benefit from winning...

How NVIDIA Isaac Sim and BenchBot Can Make Robotics Development Easier
Three researchers at the Queensland University of Technology's Centre for Robotics discuss how BenchBot and NVIDIA Isaac Sim can help developers.

10 Finalists Named in Cowen Startup Challenge; Winner to Be Named at Automate
The Cowen Startup Challenge: Automate to Perform has named this year's 10 finalists, which will present their innovative technologies and exhibit at the Automate show.

NVIDIA Improves Perception Performance for ROS 2 Applications
NVIDIA has partnered with Open Robotics on type adaptation and type negotiation, features to improve compute performance for robot perception. It's also presenting at ICRA.

Qualcomm Unveils Next-Gen 5G, Edge AI Systems for Autonomous Mobile Robots and Drones
Qualcomm said its new Qualcomm Robotics RB6 Platform and RB5 AMR Reference Design will bring 5G and edge AI to systems for industrial automation, delivery, urban air mobility, and more.

SLAMcore Raises Series A for Low Cost Spatial Understanding for Robots, the Metaverse
SLAMcore, which has developed AI to make vision-based localization and mapping more affordable for robotics developers, has raised $16 million. It already has more than 100 users, including Meta.

Seoul Robotics Joins NVIDIA Metropolis Partner Program to Fuel 3D Perception Services
Seoul Robotics is now an official partner of NVIDA’s Metropolis partner program, which was created to make advances to visual data and artificial intelligence.

Picnic Robotic Pizza Station to Serve College Basketball Fans at Caesars Superdome
As part of an ongoing partnership, Sodexo Live! will feature the Picnic Pizza Station at the Casesars Superdome for the college basketball championship weekend.

Robot Prices Drop as AI Investments, Ethics Worries Increase, Finds Stanford HAI AI Index 2022 Report
The Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence released the "AI Index Report 2022," which studied academic research, job postings, investments, and regulations around AI and robotics.

ENOT Debuts Technology to Optimize Deep Neural Networks for Speed, Compression, and Energy Efficiency
ENOT.ai said its framework optimizes neural network architectures for accuracy and efficiency. The company said its framework, which has a Python API, can help robotics developers.

Kollmorgen and Ericsson Test 5G to Expand Mobile Robot Capabilities
Kollmorgen, a supplier of autonomy technology for robots and vehicles, said its initial tests of 5G networking with telecommunications provider Ericsson yielded promising results.



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