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ARM Institute Opens Florida Office to Expand Regional Support for Manufacturing Innovation in Robotics and AI
The ARM Institute will open its second location in St. Petersburg, Fla., to grow its support of industry, workforce development, and membership in the region.

Will the Tesla Optimus Chart a New Path for Humanoid Robots? Experts Weigh In
Elon Musk plans to demonstrate a prototype of Tesla's humanoid robot at the company's AI Day, and experts are both excited and skeptical about what he will show.

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.

MassTech Hosts Second Annual Manufacturing Mash-Up at Polar Park
The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative designed the Manufacturing Mash-Up to give manufacturers and potential partners opportunities to network and accelerate innovation.

The ARM Institute Announces Executive Promotions as Activities Diversify
The ARM Institute, continuing its mission to improve U.S. economic competitiveness and robustness, has named a chief technology officer and a chief strategy officer.

Aerobotix and FerRobotics Create End of Arm Tool for Sanding in Hazardous Environments
Aerobotix and FerRobotics said their new Class II, Division 1 sander tool can eliminate the risk of silicosis and combustion in hazardous environments.

4 Reasons Why Your Supply Chain Suffers and 5 Ways to Make It Better
Supply chains are facing challenges ranging from labor shortages to dynamic markets, but a fulfillment expert offers five tips including automation to overcome them.

AUVSI and Fortress Information Security to Develop Cyber-Security Model for Uncrewed Vehicles
The Association for Uncrewed Vehicle Systems is working with Fortress Information Security to help protect unmanned vehicles from cyber-attacks.

Stratom Safety System to be Used in New U.S. Army Unmanned Vehicle
Using sensor data, machine learning, and more, Stratom has been tasked with outfitting the defense vehicle with internals that will help it navigate challenging conditions.

PickNik Robotics Launches MoveIt Studio Developer Platform and SDK
PickNik Robotics designed MoveIt Studio to help engineers develop manipulation applications in a variety of industries, including aerospace, manufacturing, and healthcare.

GrayMatter Robotics Raises $20M Series A for Automating Surface Finishing
GrayMatter Robotics' AI helps automate surface finishing and treatment in high-mix, high-variability production. It plans to hire for a wide range of positions.

RISE Robotics Awarded $1.55M Defense Contract by U.S. Air Force to Develop Common Lifting Devices
The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center uses the device for the removal and installation of the Silent Knight Radar array on MC-130J aircraft.

Nauticus Robotics Announces Shell Contract for Autonomous Subsea Operations
Nauticus Robotics will continue advancing a project with Shell to use its Aquanaut subsea robot and Hydronaut surface vessel for collecting asset integrity data.

Sarcos Technology and Robotics Corp. Hones Robots, Exoskeletons With Humans in the Loop
Sarcos Technology and Robotics Corp. began developing systems for the defense industry and has been growing quickly to augment human strength and productivity while maintaining safety.

Stratom Launches RAPID System for Autonomous Refueling, Recharging, and Liquid Transfer
Stratom said it is the only U.S. company delivering customized autonomous refueling capabilities to enhance safety and resource optimization in logistics and transportation applications.

ARM Institute Names Two Fellows for Projects to Support U.S. Manufacturing, Military Readiness
The ARM Institute has named ARIS Technology's Jim Clark and ARIN Technologies' Christopher Ravasio as fellows to lead projects to improve quality inspection and robot navigation.

DEEP Robotics Releases Jueying X20 Quadruped Robot for Hazard Detection and Rescue
DEEP Robotics says its Jueying X20 legged robot is designed to maneuver through dangerous and challenging terrains to collect data and aid in search-and-rescue efforts.

ARM Institute Calls for Projects to Advance AI, Robotics in Manufacturing
The ARM Institute has issued its final 22-01 Technology Project Call, seeking proposals for ways to make robots work better with humans, learn faster, and reduce waste in manufacturing.

Merlin Labs Raises $105M Series B to Help it Build Its Aerial Autonomous Technology
Investor interest is high in Merlin Labs' autonomous aviation vehicle technology as it works to allow airplanes to fly with minimal human involvement.

VulcanForms Raises $355M for Digital, Additive Manufacturing
VulcanForms, which combines proprietary digital thread and additive manufacturing systems, said it is now worth more than $1 billion. It opened two production facilities for metal parts and assemblies.



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