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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.

Fictiv Raises Series E Funding to Accelerate Digital Manufacturing Adoption
Fictiv, which has raised $100 million, said its digital manufacturing ecosystem can rapidly deliver pricing, design feedback, and manufacturing and business services to speed time to market.

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.

Sarcos Closes Acquisition of RE2, Establishes Pittsburgh Presence
Sarcos, which has developed teleoperated and wearable systems for industrial uses such as inspections, will add RE2's mobile manipulation systems to its robotics-as-a-service portfolio.

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.

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.

Nauticus Robotics Preps Untethered Robot Teams for Nauticus Fleet Launch
Nauticus Robotics has begun production of Nauticus Fleet, which includes 20 pairs of Hydronaut surface robots and Aquanaut autonomous underwater vessels for offshore industries.

Stratom Launches Summit Off-Road Autonomy Platform for Vehicles in Complex Environments
Stratom said its new Summit modular software platform is designed for flexibility, safety, and easy implementation of autonomous systems for indoor, outdoor, and off-road applications.

Terradepth Raises Series A Funding Toward Ocean Mapping as a Service
Terradepth will use the funding to further develop its Absolute Ocean cloud-based platform for sharing undersea data for energy, scientific, and utility use.

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.

Kraken Completes Robotics as a Service Contract for Royal Canadian Navy
Kraken Robotics says its recently completed contract with the Royal Canadian Navy demonstrated that its KATFISH and LW-SAS systems can meet naval needs for high-quality survey data.

Sarcos and RE2 CEOs Talk Next Steps After Acquisition Announcement
Sarcos CEO Kiva Allgood and RE2 Robotics CEO Jorgen Pedersen discuss their complementary technologies and plans after Sarcos' $100 million purchase of RE2.

ULC Robotic Roadworks and Excavation System Completes Industry Demo, Makes U.K. Debut
ULC's Robotic Roadworks and Excavation System combines subsurface sensing, proprietary algorithms, and innovative digging techniques to reduce disruptions and damage.

Rovco and Vaarst Receive Series B Funding for Marine Technologies for Renewable Energy
Rovco and Vaarst have received about $20 million from Legal & General Capital and Equinor to continue developing computer vision and undersea robotics for clean energy.

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.

RE2 Robotics, VideoRay Reach Reach New Depth With Underwater Robot
RE2 Robotics, which has developed the Maritime Mine Neutralization System with VideoRay, has set a new 1 km depth record for inspection-class remotely operated vehicles underwater.

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.

Toyota Ventures Opens 2022 Call for Factory of the Future Innovation
Toyota Ventures' third global call of innovation seeks startups that can apply AI, robotics, and other technologies to enable Industry 4.0 and advanced manufacturing.

Terradepth Launches Absolute Ocean Data as a Service Platform to Map World’s Oceans
Terradepth's new Absolute Ocean platform is a cloud-based way for scientific, government, and industrial users to manage and share undersea data, which is provided as a service.

AMP Robotics Expands Partnership With Evergreen to Sort Plastics
Evergreen is expanding its use of AMP’s recycling robots around the country. The next stop is Albany, N.Y.



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