Ondas Holdings to Acquire Drone BVLOS Pioneer American Robotics for $70.6M
May 17, 2021
American Robotics, which is the first company to receive FAA approval for automated BVLOS flights, will join Ondas' mission-critical networking and data technologies.
8 Types of Warehouse Robots by Application
May 16, 2021
Depending on the task, the space and infrastructure available in the environment, and the need for flexible processes, there are different types of robots for every warehouse.
RTI Connext 6.1 Updated to Ease Development, Deployment of Remotely Operated Systems
May 11, 2021
In addition to its support for complex networking environments, new features in Connext 6.1 facilitate the development of any large-scale and heterogeneous distributed system.
Ottopia Announces Availability of Teleoperation Software on NVIDIA DRIVE AGX
May 10, 2021
Ottopia claimed that its software, which is now available on NVIDIA's DRIVE AGX platform, can enable safe teleoperation of any system.
AeroVironment Completes Acquisition of Unmanned Ground Vehicle Provider Telerob
May 5, 2021
Transaction combines providers of unmanned aircraft and ground vehicles for integrated defense and homeland security missions in air, near-space, ground, and maritime domains.
Precision AI Raises $20M for Drone-Based Computer Vision for Sustainable Agriculture
May 4, 2021
Precision.AI Inc. provides fully autonomous spraying and crop-protection systems for farms of all sizes and equipment manufacturers.
Kroger Partners With Drone Express on Grocery Drone Delivery Pilot
May 3, 2021
Kroger said it will offer bundles of related grocery products, such as for child care or a picnic, through a drone delivery service it is piloting with Drone Express.
Ingenuity Helicopter Marks Fourth Mars Flight as NASA Prepares for New Demonstration Phase
May 2, 2021
As a bonus to its existing record-setting flights on Mars, the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter could undertake more missions, as NASA JPL takes advantage of the Perseverance Rover schedule.
Wing Drone Deliveries Get Good Marks From First Virginia Town Testing the Service
April 26, 2021
After being the first town in the U.S. to test Wing's drone delivery, Christiansburg, Va., residents reported favorable attitudes toward the service.
Meituan Raises $10B to Develop Robotic and Drone Delivery
April 21, 2021
Meituan has raised $10 billion, which the Chinese e-commerce provider said it will invest in developing autonomous delivery vehicles and drone services.
NASA Ingenuity Makes History as First Drone Flight on Mars
April 19, 2021
NASA JPL reported today that the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter has made the first powered and controlled flight on another planet, 117 years after the Wright Brother's first flight.
Geosun Chooses ACIENNA as IMU Supplier for Drone Mapping Lidar
April 7, 2021
Geosun, which provides lidar scanning systems for construction mapping, has chosen ACIENNA to supply inertial measurement units.
WiBotic Gains CE Marks for Two Robot Wireless Charging Systems
April 7, 2021
WiBotic, which provides wireless charging systems and management software for robots, drones, and underwater vehicles, has obtained international approvals.
Top 10 Robotics and Automation Transactions in Q1 2021
April 5, 2021
From autonomous trucks and aerial drones to mobile robots, companies across robotics and automation obtained funding in the first quarter.
AGM Systems Makes Multi-Year Agreement With Velodyne Lidar for Ultra Puck in UAVs
April 3, 2021
Velodyne Lidar will work with Russia-based AGM Systems to include its Ultra Puck sensor in the new AGM-MS3 drone mapping system.
Commercial Robotics Must Account for the Human Element, Interoperability, Says FedEx’s Aaron Prather
March 24, 2021
Aaron Prather, R&D evangelist at FedEx, tells Robotics 24/7 what developers and vendors need to focus on for commercial success.
Flytrex Obtains $9.3M With Venture Financing and Innovation Grant for Drone Deliveries
March 21, 2021
Flytrex, an on-demand drone delivery provider for food and retail, has announced the closing of financing to expand its U.S. presence and scale up production and R&D capabilities.
Frontline Relief With 3D Printing
February 15, 2021
Additive manufacturing comes to the rescue in earthquake, tsunami, and even war.
Amazon’s Drone Delivery Hits Milestone with Federal Aviation Administration Clearance
August 31, 2020
Retail behemoth Amazon.com took a big leap toward delivering goods from the sky by becoming one of only a handful of companies certified by the U.S. government to...
UPS Flight Forward and CVS to Launch Residential Drone Delivery Service in Florida
April 27, 2020
UPS subsidiary UPS Flight Forward will use drones to deliver prescription medicines from a CVS pharmacy to The Villages, Florida for the largest U.S. retirement community home, to more...