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ATI Industrial Automation Releases QC-29 Tool Changer for Smaller Robots
ATI Industrial Automation says its QC-29 robotic tool changer can provide flexibility for lighter industrial robots,

Eureka Robotics Develops Software to Add Sensitivity, Dexterity to Industrial Robots
The force-feedback algorithm in Dynamis, which was first demonstrated in NTU Singapore's Ikea Bot, is designed to enable robots to manipulate small and delicate parts without damaging them.

Mecademic Announces International Partners for Small Industrial Robot Arms
Montreal-based Mecademic has announced partners in North America, Europe, and Australia as it expands its global offering of compact and precise robot arms.

Nimble Robotics Says Its Picking Robots Have Picked More Than 15M Objects
Nimble Robotics says that Fortune 500 retailers are using its picking robots to address record labor shortages and meet rapid growth in e-commerce fulfillment demand.

OnRobot Debuts WebLytics Software for Collaborative Robotics Applications
OnRobot, which provides plug-and-play end effectors for collaborative robot applications, has launched its WebLytics software for real-time monitoring and data analytics.

Touchlab Develops Electronic Skin, Reaches ANA Avatar XPRIZE Finals
Touchlab, an ANA Avatar XPRIZE finalist, has developed thin sensors that can provide "electronic skin" and work with existing grippers and could have a variety of commercial uses.

MIT CSAIL Designs Dexterous Robot Hands to Easily Manipulate Multiple Objects
MIT CSAIL has built a model-free framework that can learn to reorient more than 2,000 geometrically different objects from above or below, with implications for logistics and manufacturing.

Learn OnRobot Platform Guides Users for Collaborative Applications
OnRobot aims to ease the design and deployment of common collaborative robot applications using its tooling by offering the free Learn OnRobot Web-based training platform.

ATI Industrial Automation Develops Mini43LP Force Torque Sensor for Compact, High Precision Applications
ATI said its Mini43LP force/torque sensor is designed to be suitable for smaller applications including electronics assembly, robot-assisted surgery, and laboratory automation.

Formant Partners With PickNik Robotics for Cloud Based Mobile Manipulation
To advance mobile manipulation, PickNik Robotics and Formant are collaborating on a cloud-based, low-latency interface for advanced motion planning for robot arms.

Dexterity Obtains $140M in Series B Funding for Supply Chain Robotics
Dexterity, which offers software as a service to enable robots to have human-like perception and manipulation for unstructured piles of goods, plans to deploy 1,000 robots with its funding.

Universities, Businesses Collaborate for Warehouse Robotics Innovation
Researchers at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, Binghamton University, and UC Berkeley are working with companies to improve the speed and accuracy of warehouse robots.

Smart Flexible Depalletizer From Honeywell Designed to Boost Warehouse Productivity, Reduce Injuries
Honeywell's new depalletizing robot uses machine learning and gripper advances to help unload pallets without pre-programming, addressing labor shortages and turnover.

Fabtech 2021 Exhibitors Offer Systems for Small and Midsize Manufacturers
As manufacturers struggle with skilled staffing shortages, exhibitors at Fabtech 2021 displayed robots for gripping delicate objects, painting, and other production processes.

Soft Robotics Launches SoftAI to Help Food Industry Adopt Robots
SoftAI can augment industrial robots with "hand-eye" coordination, says Soft Robotics. It could drive automation adoption for a more resilient food supply chain, it said.

9 Robotics and AI Companies Make Futurology List of 101 Silicon Valley Innovators
Silicon Valley is home to hundreds of robotics and AI companies, but here are nine innovators worth watching in autonomous vehicles, dexterous manipulation, and more.

Novanta to Acquire Sensor, Tooling Maker ATI Industrial Automation for $172M
Novanta is adding ATI and Schneider Electric Motion to its offerings for industrial equipment manufacturers, as well as for medical and collaborative robots.

German, Canadian Researchers Work to Improve Robot Picking in FLAIROP Project
Researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Festo, Darwin AI, and the University of Waterloo are working to apply deep learning to improve robotic picking in warehouses.

AMP Robotics Marks Milestones in Data, Pick Rates for Automated Recycling
AMP Robotics can now classify more than 100 categories and characteristics of recyclables and run object recognition to 10 billion items annually, proving the value of automated recycling.

Kindred to Integrate SORT Robots With Hy-Tek E-Commerce Systems to Expand Order Fulfillment Capabilities
Kindred said the integration of its SORT pick-and-place robots with Hy-Tek's materials handling systems will enable customers to more easily manage polybag e-commerce orders.



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