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Online Grocery Market Continues to Grow, but Automation Complexity a Challenge, Finds Report
From order fulfillment and inventory to cleaning and last-mile delivery, there are many potential applications for robots and drones in e-grocery, says Styleintelligence.

PrecisionHawk, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association to Train Pilots for Drone Inspections
PrecisionHawk and the NRECA wil offer training across the U.S. for FAA Part 107-certified drone pilots so that they can safely and efficiently inspect electric assets.

Tencent Invests $400M in Meituan to Keep Developing Autonomous Vehicles, Delivery Drones
Food delivery firm Meituan, which has invested in service robots, 3D vision, and autonomous vehicles, plans to continue development with latest funding from Tencent.

Verizon Launches Robotics Business Technology Unit for Ground Robots, Aerial Drones
Verizon new Robotics Business Technology will focus on integrated systems that use its 5G and mobile edge computing to deploy, manage, and scale mixed fleets of robots and drones.

2021 MHI Annual Industry Report Looks at Innovation in Materials Handling
An annual report from the Materials Handling Institute and Deloitte found some reluctance among supply chain organizations to invest in emerging technologies including robotics.

Stockpile Reports Chooses American Robotics to Build Out Automated Drone Program
American Robotics' Scout system, which has FAA approval for BVLOS flights with no people present, will be integrated with Stockpile Reports' real-time digitization of industrial materials.

American Robotics Joins FAA Rulemaking Committee on BVLOS Drone Operations
American Robotics is joining the FAA's Unmanned Aerial System Beyond Visual Line of Sight Aviation Rulemaking Committee to develop recommendations for regulations for autonomous flights.

3 Types of Automation for Successful Warehouse Management
Mobile robots, warehouse management systems, and inventory management systems are key types of warehouse automation. Learn how they can help with successful warehouse management.

Zipline to Expand Drone Delivery Services With $250M in New Funding
Zipline, which has provided commercial drone delivery services for governments, retail brands, and healthcare systems, will be valued at $2.75 billion as it continues its expansion.

American Robotics and SARA Collaborate on Fully Autonomous Drone Safety in U.S. Airspace
BVLOS commercial drone operations are coming closer, with American Robotics' Scout drones using Scientific Applications & Research Associates' SARA acoustics aircraft-detection technology.

Walmart Invests in DroneUp for Nationwide Drone Deliveries
After completing hundreds of successful test flights in the past year, Walmart said it is expanding its partnership and investing in drone delivery and services provider DroneUp.

Airwayz Partners With Digiland for AI-Driven Drone Fleet Management Services
Airwayz, which has developed AI-based software for fleet management autonomous drones, is partnering with investment, operations, and consulting firm Digiland to deploy services worldwide.

NVIDIA Releases Jetson AGX Xavier Industrial Module for Harsh Environments
NVIDIA said its new NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier Industrial module is designed to enable multiple industries to deploy AI at the edge in environments where safety and reliability are critical.

Drone Express and FarEye Partner to Launch Autonomous Drone Deliveries for U.S. Retailers
Drone Express, which provides commercial drones as a service, and FarEye, which offers logistics optimization software, say they will offer end-to-end visibility and route optimization.

Top 10 Robotics Transactions of May 2021
Robotics transactions in May 2021 slowed from the previous month, but companies supplying autonomous trucks, software and sensors, and systems for new applications raised millions of dollars.

Toyota AI Ventures Rebrands as Toyota Ventures, to Invest $300M More in Emerging Tech
Toyota AI Ventures, which has invested in robotics, AI, and other emerging technologies, will add carbon neutrality to its portfolio under the Toyota Ventures Climate Fund.

Drone Maker Skydio Announces Skydio 3D Scan Software, Partners With Bentley Systems
Skydio said 3D Scan combines with its Autonomous Flight engine to automate photographic data collection. Infrastructure software provider Bentley Systems has joined its photogrammetry ecosystem.

Astro Aerospace Acquires Horizon Aircraft, Appoints Horizon CEO Brandon Robinson as President
Astro Aerospace will be developing three electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft and drones, including Horizon Aircraft's Cavorite X5, which is designed for five people.

10 Ground Robots in Development and Testing for Military Applications
The U.S. Department of Defense and militaries around the world are working to improve the endurance, usability, and autonomy of ground robots for explosive ordnance removal and other tasks.

Hexadrone Ruggedized Tundra Drone Uses Fischer UltiMate and MiniMax for Connectivity
Fischer Connectors said it has supplied its ruggedized connectors to Hexadrone's first mass-produced, modular industrial drone to be produced in France. They are designed to withstand environmental conditions.



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