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Why the U.S. Infrastructure Bill Must Respond to China’s Investment in High-Tech Manufacturing and Robotics
China has made significant investments in technologies such as robotics, as well as in advanced manufacturing and global trade, so the U.S. needs the infrastructure bill to be competitive.

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.

Boston Micro Fabrication Uses Light Focusing Method to 3D Print Tiny Parts
With digital light processing, Boston Micro Fabrication can 3D-print structures that with micron-scale details, which can be useful in electronics manufacturing and other applications.

New LiveDrive Actuators Will Enable Safer, More Productive Robots, Says Genesis Robotics
Genesis Robotics said its new LiveDrive LDD 1800 Series actuators eliminate the need for gearing, reducing space and complexity for robotics designers. Demaurex's Wyzo uses LiveDrive.

SK and BriteLab to Jointly Develop Technologies for U.S. Manufacturers
BriteLab, which provides contract engineering and manufacturing services, has partnered with Korean manufacturing software provider SK to widen its automated material handling offering.

Siemens Switchgear Shanghai Chooses Geek+ Mobile Robots to Improve Storage Efficiency
As part of its Industry 4.0 initiative, Siemens Switchgear Shanghai evaluated different automation options before choosing four mobile robot models from Geek+ to reduce storage area.

Zebra Technologies Expands Machine Vision, Scanning Offerings and Acquires Adaptive Vision
Zebra Technologies announced its first suite of vision systems for manufacturers and supply chains, and it acquired machine vision software firm Adaptive Vision.

TRINAMIC Says New Servo Controller/Driver Module Provides Quicker Throughput, Cuts Power Loss by 75%
The single-axis controller/driver module for two-phase bipolar stepper motors integrates motion control to speed transfer time, reduce solution size, and save energy, according to Trinamic.

Bright Machines to Raise $435M in SPAC Merger Toward Industrial Automation IPO
Bright Machines, which plans to expand thanks to its SPAC merger, said its a modular, software-defined approach provides manufacturers with scalability and easy deployment for flexible automation.

Nordex Obtains AS9100D Aerospace Quality Management Certification for Electromechanical Components
Nordex, a U.S.-based power-transmission manufacturer, said its gears and electromechanical parts now meet demanding aerospace requirements.

Chinese Mobile Robot Startup Youibot Raises $15.5M, Led by SoftBank Ventures Asia
Youibot, whose "end-to-end" set of mobile robots and software offerings serve the manufacturing, power, and logistics industries, plans to continue global growth.

FANUC America Adds 10 Model Variations to LR Mate Tabletop Robot Series
FANUC Americas has updated its LR Mate tabletop robot line with 10 model variations, including for cleanroom and food-safe environments.

First-Quarter 2021 Robot Sales Increase 20% Over Q1 2020, Reports A3
The Association for Advancing Automation said that non-automotive purchases of robots in Q1 2021 were the second-best ever.

Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories and MIT Work to Bridge Gap Between Robot Vision, Touch
MERL and MIT researchers are working to apply machine learning, collaborative robots, sensors, and vision to help robots more dexterously manipulate items such as food.

ABB Adds Protection for Harsh, Cleanroom Environments to IRB 1300 Industrial Robots
ABB has sealed its IRB 1300 six-axis robot against dust and liquids for industries such as pharmaceuticals and electronics.

Mobile Industrial Robots Reports 55% Increase in Q1 Sales
Mobile Industrial Robots said that its first-quarter sales increased significantly over the same period last year because of increasing automotive and electronics demand.

Brooks Automation to Acquire Cobot Maker Precise Automation for $70M
Brooks Automation will add Precise Automation's range of collaborative robots to its portfolio for electronics manufacturing and laboratory automation.

MIRAI Accelerates Robotic Perception and Learning, Says Micropsi
Unlike other demonstration training systems for cobots, MIRAI allows robots to perceive nd make adjustments in real time, says Ronnie Vuine, founder and CEO of Micropsi Industries.

Top 10 Robotics and Automation Transactions in Q1 2021
From autonomous trucks and aerial drones to mobile robots, companies across robotics and automation obtained funding in the first quarter.

Allied Electronics & Automation Partners With Colorado State Robotics Team for Moon Mining Competition
Allied Electronics is sponsoring students from CSU's Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering to help them improve excavation robots for the Lunabotics contest.



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