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ABB Says New Robotic Depalletizer Can Reduce Logistics Complexity, Improve Efficiency
ABB said its new Robotic Depalletizer uses machine vision and machine learning to quickly master complex depalletizing tasks. It is also designed to work with AMRs and digital twin software.

Warehouse Associates Report Improving Working Conditions Amid Labor Shortage, Finds Zebra Study
Zebra Technologies and Azure Knowledge found warehouse associates welcoming to robotics as a retention tool, as operators consider inventory visibility as a differentiator.

Kassow Robots Expands Its Reach in the Eastern U.S. With BlueBay Automation Partnership
Kassow's line of seven-axis lightweight cobot arms, which are intended to widen the range of applications for industrial automation, have joined BlueBay's offerings.

AMP Robotics Launches Automated Recycling Facilities in Atlanta and Cleveland
AMP Robotics, which has developed AI and robots to help identify valuable materials and recover them from the waste stream, is continuing to grow as it seeks industry partners.

Flexxbotics Raises Series A for Cloud Platform Linking Robots, Manufacturing Systems
Flexxbotics, which provides connections between robots, other equipment on the manufacturing floor, and enterprise software, has raised funds to continue development at MassRobotics.

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.

Vimaan Robotics Comes to Market With End-to-End Inventory System, Amazon Support
Vimaan Robotics emerged from stealth in January 2022 and in April got backing from the Amazon Industrial Innovation Fund. Its CEO explains its inventory value proposition and plans for growth.

Southie Autonomy Picks Up $2.5M in Seed Funding, Plus $5M in Robot Lease Financing
Southie Autonomy, a resident startup at MassRobotics, has obtained seed funding, as well as financing for its robotics-as-a-service offering, which promises "no-code" robot operations.

RGo Robotics Exits Stealth With $20M in Funding for Mobile Robot Perception
RGo Robotics claimed that applications are "nearly endless" for its Perception Engine, which runs on low-cost, low-power hardware, from mobile robots in logistics to delivery and service robots.

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.

Robot Sales Boom in U.S. Manufacturing, Thanks to Strong Supplier Base, Finds Report
Robot suppliers and integrators have helped more U.S. users beyond automotive manufacturing adopt automation, even as most robot makers are based overseas, found HowToRobot, Gain & Co., and A3.

VisionNav Raises Series C+ Funding for Driverless Industrial Vehicles
VisionNav said it plans to use its latest funding for R&D, optimizing its autonomous lift trucks' performance, and conducting large-scale deployments for global customers.

eKAMI Breaks Ground on Training Center at Eastern Kentucky Correctional Facility
eKAMI, or the Eastern Kentucky Advanced Manufacturing Institute, will offer training and certification in robotics, metalworking, and other skills at Kentucky's largest correctional facility.

Celera Motion Enhances Aura Absolute Chip Encoder for Cobots, Surgical Robots
Celera Motion said its Aura Absolute Chip Encoder Series, which includes built-in eccentricity compensation and wide tolerance alignments, now offers new sizes and capabilities.

Geek+ Launches Large-Scale Four-Way Shuttle Deployment at Chinese Green Energy Company
With its new Sky-Storage & Ground-pick system, Geek+ has announced it helping upgrade the technology of a large Chinese energy company.

Warehouses Expect Return on Investments From Mobile Robots
Autonomous mobile robots are fast becoming regular fixtures in the warehouse industry thanks to their relatively low costs, scalability, and ease of use.

Engelberger Awards for 2022 Recognize Six Robotics Pioneers
The six recipients of this year's Engelberger Robotics Awards for leadership, education, and technology will receive their honors at Automate in Detroit and Automatica in Munich next month.

Robot Vibration Reflects Tradeoff Between Flexibility and Precision
Collaborative robots often trade precision for flexibility, gaining vibration on the way. Precision ball cycloidal reducers make possible a higher degree of motion control, says HSOAR.

ABB High-Speed Alignment Software Promises to Accelerate Six-Axis Robots by 70%
ABB says its High-Speed Alignment software uses computer vision to increase robot speed and accuracy for assembly and picking applications, particularly in electronics manufacturing.

Comau Introduces N-220 Industrial Robot With Streamlined Design for Ease of Use
Comau says its new N-220-2.7 industrial robot arm has a modular design for ease of use, integration, and maintenance.



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