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Agile Robots Raises Series C Funding, Claims to Be First Unicorn in Field
Agile Robots, which has headquarters in Munich and Beijing, has developed software and hardware and said it is the first intelligent robotics company worth $1 billion.

Ossia Receives European, U.K. Regulatory Approval for Cota Wireless Power System
Ossia, which has developed the proprietary Cota system for remote wireless power delivery to specific devices, has obtained regulatory approvals in the U.S., U.K., and Europe.

Xiaomi Acquires DeepMotion as It Moves Into Automotive Sector
Xiaomi has reported record Q2 revenue and is diversifying from consumer electronics into electric and autonomous vehicles with its purchase of Deep Motion Technology.

Carnegie Mellon Works With Apple on Robotic Recycling of Devices
Apple, which already uses robots to disassemble electronics to recover hazardous or valuable materials, is funding research at CMU to better recognize different devices.

ACE Controls Releases MC75 Miniature Shock Absorber for Robots, Other Tight Spaces
The MC75 shock absorbers are designed to provide high-energy damping in tight installation spaces in industrial manufacturing, materials handling, and robotics applications.

7+ Robots to Watch for During the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games
Toyota and Panasonic have developed robots to provide assistance during the delayed Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. They will also showcase Japan's robot prowess.

Alphabet’s X Launches Intrinsic to Make Robot Programming Easier
A team at X, the innovation unit of Alphabet, has spent five and a half years developing tools to make it easier for robots to sense and be used in...

Julia Computing Raises $24M Series A for Cloud Computing, Simulation
Julia Computing said its new funding will help scale production and development of open-source simulation tools, and former Snowflake CEO Bob Muglia will join its board.

Novanta to Acquire Motion Control Provider Schneider Electric Motion USA for $115M
Novanta, which supplies medical and advanced equipment manufacturers, is adding automation component supplier Schneider Electric Motion USA to its motion control portfolio.

Ambi Robotics and DWFritz Automation to Build Custom Picking Systems for Supply Chain Customers
Ambi Robotics, which uses AI and simulation for highly dexterous robots, has chosen DWFritz Automation to manufacture custom pick-and-pack systems for e-commerce fulfillment.

Researchers Make Maneuverable Miniature Robots Controlled With Magnetic Fields
A team of scientists has developed millimeter-sized robots that can be controlled using magnetic fields to perform dexterous manipulations. This could have applications in biomedicine and manufacturing.

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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.



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