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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.

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.

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.

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.

Festo and MassRobotics Mark Success of Healthcare Robotics Startup Catalyst
Festo and MassRobotics celebrated the milestones achieved by the four global companies in their joint Healthcare Robotics Startup Catalyst program.

Medical Robot Maker Myomo Paid Partial Technology License Fee From Chinese Joint Venture
With an eye toward expanding into the Asian market, Myomo recently announced it had received partial payment from a joint venture with Beijing Ryuzr Medical.

Cionic’s Neural Sleeve Gets FDA Clearance; Wearable Companies Reflect on Industry’s Future
Cionic’s new leg sleeve helps patients learn to walk again. It’s one of several companies making wearable technology focused on health.

Robotics Promises to Help People With Disabilities
The Paralympics are a good occasion to look at robotics, exoskeletons, prosthetics, and other assistive technologies in development.

ReWalk Robotics, Imago Rehab Join Massachusetts Funded Wearables Research With Harvard, Boston University
Massachusetts has awarded a grant worth $3 million to collaborators at Harvard, Boston University, ReWalk Robotics, and Imago Rehab to develop and commercialize assistive robotics.

Myomo Acquires Japanese Patent for MyoPro Wearable Robotics
Myomo has added a patent from Japan to its family of 20 global patents for the MyoPro wearable device, which is designed for both assistive and therapeutic use on upper limbs.

HeroWear Exo-LiFFT Tool Assesses Exoskeleton Effectiveness in Reducing the Risk of Back Injury
Lower-back injuries account for nearly 40% of work-related musculoskeletal disorders, which exoskeletons could reduce by as much as 60%, finds a HeroWear study with Vanderbilt and Auburn universities.

Sarcos Completes Beta Development of Guardian XT Teleoperated Robotic Avatar
Sarcos Technology and Robotics Corp., which develops industrial exoskeletons and teleoperation systems, said its dual-armed Guardian XT robot will be tested through midyear.

Wandercraft Raises Series C Funding for Atalante Exoskeleton
Wandercraft, which has developed the Atalante lower-body exoskeleton for rehabilitation and ultimately daily use, will apply its $45 million to continue commercialization.

Hyundai and Boston Dynamics Discuss Metamobility Concept at CES 2022
Hyundai said a combination of its modular mobile platforms, Boston Dynamics' legged robots, and virtual reality will change the transportation of goods and people.

German Bionic Launches Fifth Generation Cray X AI Powered Exoskeleton
German Bionic says its latest industrial exoskeleton adds human augmentation capabilities with active walking assistance and IP54 waterproofing for outdoor environments.

MassRobotics Marks Another Year of Growth, Successful Partnerships
At an annual event, MassRobotics noted the many ways in which public-private partnerships have helped Massachusetts robotics innovators and entrepreneurs in the past year.

Sarcos Moves Into New Headquarters and Production Facility in Salt Lake City
Sarcos, which is bringing its Guardian XO industrial exoskeleton and Guardian XT teleoperated robot avatar to market, has doubled its space for R&D, manufacturing, and demonstrations.

Cionic Feasibility Study Finds Neural Sleeve Provides Significant Improvement to Gait
Cionic said its Neural Sleeve is the first algorithm-powered bionic clothing to help people with neurological disorders regain functional movement in everyday activities

ReWalk ReBoot Soft Exosuit Receives FDA Breakthrough Device Designation
The FDA's classification of the ReBoot orthotic exosuit as a "breakthrough device" will help ReWalk Robotics move forward with regulatory approvals and commercialization.

Ottobock Acquires Industrial, Medical Exoskeleton Maker suitX
Ottobock and suitX are combining their portfolio of wearable assistance devices for both healthcare and industrial use cases. Their exoskeletons can augment or restore human capabilities.



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