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Gecko Robotics Announces $5M U.S. Navy Contract Expansion to Speed Maintenance Cycles
Gecko Robotics said its robots and AI-powered software will accelerate inspection, maintenance, and repairs of U.S. Navy surface vessels, improving defense readiness.

Sarcos Lays off Portion of Staff and Eliminates Manufacturing in Pittsburgh as Part of Cost Saving Efforts
Sarcos, which acquired RE2 Robotics just last year, has laid off about a quarter of its staff and said it is refocusing on aviation, marine, and solar markets.

Advanced Navigation Expands Boreas Fiber Optic Gyroscope Line With New A Series
Advanced Navigation said its new Boreas A90 and A70 inertial measurement units offer accurate navigation for autonomous vehicles, field robots, and subsea systems.

Sub UAS Develops Submersible Robots That Can Fly
Sub UAS was founded by a Rutgers University professor who has devised propulsion systems that work both in air and underwater, opening new applications for drones.

Realtime Robotics Receives $9.5M to Continue Development of Its Robot Programming Systems
Realtime claimed its tools cut out the most difficult and costly aspect of operating industrial robots

ARM Institute Launches Job Matching Capabilities on RoboticsCareer.org
The ARM Institute said the new feature builds on its robust database of 16,700+ training programs.

Mecademic Showcases Micro-SCARA Robot at Automatica
The micro-SCARA robot builds off the design principles of the company's Meca500 six-axis robotic arm.

Novarc Technologies Receives $2M in Funding From Canadian Government for Welding Robots
PacificCan, Canada's development agency, has invested in Novarc Technology to help the company continue to work on its robotic welding systems.

Autonomous Aircraft Software Market Is Competitive, Thanks to Tech Trends, Says Allied Market Research
Autonomous aircraft software is enabling better navigation and obstacle avoidance, as well as data collection and profitable applications, according to Allied Market Research.

Kane Robotics and Partners to Spotlight Cobots’ Versatile Material Removal Skills at Automate 2023
Kane Robotics said its GRIT system, which includes collaborative robots, can help manufacturers affordably and flexibly automated finishing and other labor-intensive tasks.

As PRN’s Interim Leader, Jenn Apicella Aims to Stay the Course and Expand the Nonprofit’s Presence
Jenn Apicella sees her new role at the Pittsburgh Robotics Network as a continuation of the work she has done for the nonprofit for the past few years as vice...

CCAC and the ARM Institute Announce Build Back Better Funding for Makerspace
The CCAC, or Community College of Allegheny County in northwestern Pennsylvania, is working with the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute on making manufacturing tech skills more accessible.

WiBotic Introduces PowerPad Pro to Provide Wireless Charging, Data Transfer for Industrial UAVs
WiBotic said its new PowerPad Pro can wirelessly charge different drones, as well as download and process valuable mission and image data for a number of industrial applications.

Sarcos and VideoRay Agree to Offer Robotic Arms Integrated With Underwater Vehicles
Sarcos and VideoRay will each sell and service the integrated underwater system, which will serve defense, scientific, and energy applications.

Nauticus Passes First Phase of Defense Innovation Unit Amphibious Autonomous Response Vehicle Project
Naticus develops robots used underwater, and its successful milestone with the U.S. Defense Innovation Unit bolsters its relationship with the government entity.

Kane Robotics Launches GRIT Collaborative Robot for Sanding, Grinding, Finishing in Aerospace Manufacturing
Kane Robotics said its new GRIT cobot for composites sanding is designed to improve productivity, reduce health risks, and address labor shortages in aerospace and defense.

NYPD to Use Knightscope Security Robot to Help Police City
The New York City Police Department earlier this week shared details on some of the newest technology it is using to do its work.

PickNik Robotics and Motiv Space Systems Partner to Develop Advanced Robot Arm Capabilities
PickNik Robotics, which offers the MoveIt robot control software, and Motiv Space Systems, which makes the xLink robot arms, are working to advance in-space servicing, assembly, and manufacturing.

Milrem Robotics Introduces Firefighting and Combat UGVs in Latin America
Milrem Robotics will display and offer its THeMIS combat unit and Multiscope Rescue uncrewed ground vehicle for the first time in Latin America after selling them in the U.S....

Near Earth Autonomy Named a Humanitarian Award Finalist by AUVSI for Drone Deliveries
Near Earth Autonomy, which developed an uncrewed vehicle system for drone deliveries of critical medical supplies, is among the finalists to receive an award at XPONENTIAL.



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