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Sarcos Defense Wins Air Force Research Laboratory Contract for Collaborative Sensing
Sarcos Defense has been awarded a DoD contract to develop a system that can quickly spot, follow, and identify objects. It could also help civilian robotics applications.

Nordic Unmanned to Buy 55% of Shares in ‘Drone in a Box’ Provider DroneMatrix
Nordic Unmanned said its investment in DroneMatrix will strengthen their European market share, serve multiple verticals, and accelerate DroneMatrix's technology development.

Flytrex Partners With Jersey Mike’s to Add Subs to Drone Delivery Menu
Jersey Mikes Subs and Flytrex are making food orders including freshly made sandwiches available for mobile ordering and drone delivery in Holly Springs, N.C.

Qualcomm Unveils Next-Gen 5G, Edge AI Systems for Autonomous Mobile Robots and Drones
Qualcomm said its new Qualcomm Robotics RB6 Platform and RB5 AMR Reference Design will bring 5G and edge AI to systems for industrial automation, delivery, urban air mobility, and more.

Ondas Holdings Says ScottsMiracle-Gro Will Use American Robotics’ Autonomous Drones for Crop Analysis
Ondas Holdings' American Robotics subsidiary will provide its Scout System to autonomously collect field data daily for ScottsMiracle-Gro's lawn genetics research.

Baker-Polito Administration Awards $4.4M Grant for New Boston University Robotics R&D Facility
The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative this week awarded Boston University more than $4 million for its new robotics facility.

Nocturne Drones to Cooperate With Dedrone and Expand Portfolio in Drone Defense Systems
With an eye toward protecting audiences, Nocturne Drone announced it is working with DeDrone on a new defense system.

Pittsburgh Robotics Network, Silicon Valley Robotics, and MassRobotics Announce Alliance at Cascadia Connect
The three biggest robotics clusters in the U.S. said at a Pittsburgh investor conference that they will share resources and better connect robotics companies with one another.

SLAMcore Raises Series A for Low Cost Spatial Understanding for Robots, the Metaverse
SLAMcore, which has developed AI to make vision-based localization and mapping more affordable for robotics developers, has raised $16 million. It already has more than 100 users, including Meta.

American Robotics Gets FAA Approval to Deploy Drones Without Operators at Seven Additional Sites
American Robotics, which had already received FAA permission to fly beyond the visual line of sight at three sites, can now operate drones without people on site across six states.

ModalAI Launches New Autopilot System for Drones and Ground Robots
Taking advantage of the Qualcomm Flight RB5 5G Platform, ModalAI has introduced the next generation of its UAS framework autopilot system.

10 MassRobotics Resident Startups to Watch
MassRobotics' headquarters and co-working space in Boston's Seaport District hosts numerous innovative startups. Here's a look at several from a recent site visit.

Nonprofit Noblis Awarded Patent for Autonomous Machine Coordination System for Federal Use
Nonprofit organization Noblis announced it has won a patent for a new system aimed to better manage autonomous fleets on the ground, in the air, or on the water.

Teledyne FLIR Defense Works With MFE to Integrate Chemical Hazard Sensor on Drones, Spot Robot
Teledyne FLIR Defense has worked with MFE Inspection Systems to integrate the MUVE 360 multi-gas sensor into ground and air platforms for remote hazard inspections.

Overwatch Imaging Raises $11M in Series A to Scale Its AI-Enabled Airborne Imaging Systems
Overwatch Imaging, which provides precision imaging systems and onboard AI software for drones, said it plans to use its Series A funding to expand worldwide.

FedEx Works With Elroy Air to Begin Drone Cargo Deliveries
FedEx and Elroy Air plan to start offering middle-mile drone deliveries of packages to FedEx customers. The companies said they expect to begin test flights next year.

Flytrex Brings Drone Delivery to Granbury, Texas
Flytrex is expanding its customer base with the launch of drone deliveries for It's Just Wings and Maggiano's Italian Classics in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Terra Drone Raises $70M in Series B Funding for UAS Traffic Management, Urban Air Mobility
Terra Drone is received investment from investors and a Japanese public-private infrastructure fund to develop drone hardware and software for multiple industries.

Adams Surveying Uses Microdrones Lidar to Verify Dirt Levels
Microdrones has helped Adams Surveying gather actionable data to verify pre-construction plans with drone-based lidar. Adams Surveying described its projects in a video series.

American Robotics Owner Ondas Acquires Ardenna to Offer Drone Analytics for Rail Inspection
Ondas Holdings, which owns industrial drone provider American Robotics, plans to integrate Ardenna's image-processing capabilities to make inspections easier and railways safer.



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