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Avidbots Cleans Up With $70M in Series C Funding to Bring Autonomous Robots to Market
Avidbots, whose Neo cleaning robot works with the Avidbots Autonomy software and the Avidbots Command Center, is expanding R&D and staff in Canada and sales worldwide.

Autonomous Pods Designed to Help Passengers Navigate Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport
While autonomous vehicles are being used on the street and in warehouses, A&K Robotics has designed one to assist people in traversing an airport.

Ottonomy Closes Seed Round and Launches Ottobot 2.0 Autonomous Delivery Robot
Ottonomy has raised $3 million to scale its Ottobot 2.0 for fully autonomous deliveries both indoors and outdoors. The modular robots are designed for the retail, hospitality, and food industries.

Chipotle Cultivate Next Fund Invests in Hyphen, Developer of Makeline Kitchen Robotics
Chipotle's $50 million Cultivate Next venture fund has invested in its first cohort of companies, including Hyphen, whose Makeline automation assembles digital restaurant orders.

Pudu Robotics Rolls Out PuduBot 2 Universal Delivery Robot
Five years after introducing its first PudoBot, Pudu Robotics has released the PudoBot 2, which it said has more battery life, increased stability, and greater navigation capabilities.

Robotics Company Setbacks Belie Industry Strength, Say Experts
Robotics companies recently announced layoffs, but they reflect misaligned expectations, noted industry observers, who said they're still bullish on technologies that solve real problems.

Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant Test-Drives Servi Hospitality Robot From Bear Robotics
Abeulo's Mexican Restaurant said it wanted to capitalize on the benefits of Bear Robotics' mobile service robots to improve worker productivity and customer satisfaction.

Drone Detection System Locates and Tracks Drones Before They Become Threats
Drone detection is becoming critical as more applications arise, and AeroDefense and CoastIPC have collaborated on AirWarden, which uses ruggedized sensors and an RF antenna.

EV Safe Charge Previews ZiGGY Mobile Robot for Charging Electric Vehicles
EV Safe Charge said its ZiGGY robot can charge electric vehicles in commercial and residential parking lots and structures while displaying ads without additional infrastructure.

Collaborative Robotics, Led by Former Amazon Robotics VP and Scale AI CTO Brad Porter, Launches With $10M
Collaborative Robotics, a new startup founded by former Amazon engineer Brad Porter, is developing a mobility system that it says is designed to work both indoors and outdoors.

Brain Corp Moves Robot Fleet Management to Google Cloud
Brain Corp has updated its fleet management system to run on Google Cloud, a change the company said that has made its operations nimbler and more feature-rich.

Doosan Displays Diverse Cobot Applications at Automate 2022
Doosan Robotics demonstrated how its collaborative robots can perform tasks for household, commercial, and industrial use cases. It also showed software and fleet advances.

AWS RoboMaker Lets Miso Robotics Run Hundreds of Simulations to Ensure Software Stability
AWS RoboMaker will allow Miso Robotics to test configurations of its Flippy 2 and Flippy Lite robots for commercial kitchens with up to 50 simulations at once.

Robot Sales Continue to Surge in North America in Q1 2022, Says A3
Robot orders in North America continued to grow in the first quarter of 2022, setting new records and being the seventh out of the past nine quarters when non-automotive orders led,...

NVIDIA Improves Perception Performance for ROS 2 Applications
NVIDIA has partnered with Open Robotics on type adaptation and type negotiation, features to improve compute performance for robot perception. It's also presenting at ICRA.

Ally Robotics Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for Affordable Robot Arms for Restaurants, Other Industries
Ally Robotics is raising up to $8.5 million in seed capital and said Miso Robotics plans to use its low-cost, no-code robot arms for its Flippy frying system.

Robot Deliveries Grow as Rising Fuel Prices Squeeze Food Service Industry
Robot deliveries can help restaurants and "ghost kitchens" respond to shifting e-commerce demand and high gas prices, says Coco, which is scaling up its service.

Immervision to Provide Advanced Vision for Halodi Robotics’ EVE Humanoid
Immervision will supply its vision system combining optics, image processing, and sensor fusion to Halodi Robotics' service robot that will also work with VR.

Relay Robotics Acquires Savioke, Raises $10M for Service Robot Expansion
Relay Robotics, formed with Series A funding from MK Capital, will continue Savioke's R&D and Relay mobile robot product line. It has also named Michael O'Donnell as chairman and...

Brain Corp Doubles in Europe, to Demonstrate Inventory Scan Tech With Tennant
Brain Corp's new BrainOS-powered Inventory Scan tower accessory will be fitted to Tennant autonomous floor scrubbers and demonstrated at Interclean in Amsterdam.



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