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Lockheed Martin Ventures Gives $21.8M to Machina Labs to Bolster Its Automated Sheet Metal Manufacturing Platform
Lockheed Martin is investing in the company as part of its strategy to streamline and increase production time of its defense products.

T.I.E. Industrial Takes on Robots.com to Help Manufacturers Adopt Automation
T.I.E. Industrial last year acquired Robots.com from RobotWorx and plans to combine its experience with aftermarket parts with the site's existing depth of content.

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How to Make Supply Chains More Robust With Robotics
Supply chains are being challenged as never before by shifting demand, geopolitical complications, and labor shortages. Learn how different robots, sensors, and AI can help.

Robotics Factory Calls for Startups to Apply for Pittsburgh Accelerator
Robotics Factory, which includes programs for creating, accelerating, and scaling startups in southwestern Pennsylvania, will be accepting applications for funding.

IFR Report ‘World Robotics R&D Programs’ Looks at How Asia, Europe, and the U.S. Invest
The IFR, or International Federation of Robotics, released its latest report on government funding of research and development as countries compete for economic growth.

ARM Institute Endorses Four New Robotics Training Programs
The ARM Institute recognized workforce development programs at community colleges, an apprenticeship programs, and a tech organization as addressing America's manufacturing skills gap.

RISE Robotics Given U.S. Patent for High-Reduction Belt-Driven Linear Actuator
RISE Robotics was granted a patent for its high-reduction belt-driven linear actuator, which it said "enables the application of high force linear power to a machine’s work function."

Near Earth Autonomy Named Innovator of the Year by Pittsburgh Technology Council
Near Earth Autonomy, which has developed systems to make aircraft from drones to helicopters autonomous, received recognition from the PTC for its innovation.

U.S. Army Chooses Cleo Robotics To Develop Tactical Drone
Cleo Robotics has been awarded a $2.5 million contract by the U.S. Army to develop a tactical drone prototype based on its indoor drone, Dronut.

Gecko Robotics to Help U.S. Air Force Modernize ICBM Facilities
Gecko Robotics has been awarded an SBIR contract to integrate concrete evaluation technology into its crawling robots to aid the rapid modernization of the nuclear triad.

Sarcos Defense Wins $1M U.S. Army Contract for Ammo Handling Robot
Sarcos plans to use the funding to continue testing of an ammunition handling robot designed to be integrated into the U.S. Army’s Extended Range Cannon Artillery system.

Sanctuary Cognitive Systems Gets $30M Investment From Canadian Government
The Canadian government wants to be a leader in AI development, as its Strategic Innovation Fund invests in general-purpose robot developer Sanctuary Cognitive Systems.

Remote Inspection Evolves With Lidar Drones
Lidar drones, or aerial robots equipped with lidar sensors and mapping software, can save time, money, and even lives in inspection, maintenance, and search and rescue operations.

Optomec and Acme Manufacturing Show Automated Workcell for Adaptive Turbine Part Repair at Formnext
Optomec, an additive manufacturing firm, and Acme, a robotic material removal expert, have built a unified workcell for aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul.

Team NimbRo Wins ANA Avatar XPRIZE, Demonstrating Effective Robot Telepresence
Team NimbRo from the University of Bonn swiftly demonstrated robotic telepresence, moving, perceiving, and manipulating in a test environment in record time.

Sarcos Successfully Demonstrates Robotics for Shipyard Maintenance, Inspection, and Repair
Sarcos recently showed the capabilities of its robots for dexterous manipulation and teleoperation on the ground and at height for the U.S. Navy.

PickNik Robotics Wins Space Force Contract for On-Orbit Capture, NASA Contract for Machine Learning in Space
PickNik Robotics recently won a U.S. Space Force contract for orbital robot arms, a NASA contract for supervised autonomy, and a Colorado AIA grant for space robotics.

OutdoorNav Software From Clearpath Robotics Designed to Speed Autonomous Vehicle Development
Clearpath Robotics said its OutdoorNav platform provides GPS-based navigation for robotics and autonomous vehicle developers. It also announced a partner program.

Stratom Demonstrates ATLAS Autonomous Pallet Loader Vehicle for Defense, Commercial Applications
Stratom has shown that ATLAS robotic truck can pick up and transport heavy and bulky cargo, ultimately increasing the speed, efficiency, and safety of logistics in difficult terrain.

H3 Dynamics Partners With ARO to Support Drone in a Box Installations Across the U.S.
H3 Dynamics and Administrative Resource Options, or ARO, will combine their expertise to provide 24/7 service for drone station deployments across the U.S.



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