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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.

9 Welding Robots to Watch From Fabtech 2021
At Fabtech 2021, cobot vendors displayed the latest features and accessories for automated welding, as shops struggle with worker shortages exacerbated by the pandemic.

Flow Robotics Brings flowbot ONE Pipetting Robot to North America
Flow Robotics designed flowbot ONE to simply and safely handle liquids, relieving laboratory personnel of tedious or dangerous pipetting. The company

Cobot Arc Welders Draw Attendee Attention as Fabtech Returns
While attendance was off a bit from 2019 at Fabtech 2021 in Chicago this week, the show was an opportunity to see the latest in collaborative robots for welding.

Ambi Robotics Raises $26M Series A Funding Led by Tiger Global
Ambi Robotics, which has applied simulation-to-reality AI technology for highly dexterous sorting robots, plans to use its latest funding to continue supply chain growth.

Locus Robotics Obtains $50M More Funding for Further Global Expansion
Mobile robot provider Locus Robotics said its latest investment from Tiger Global will help it grow into new markets worldwide, as warehouse demand continues to grow.

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.

3D Systems Acquires Oqton to Make Additive Manufacturing More Accessible
Oqton's cloud-based, AI-enabled Manufacturing Operating System can help manufacturers automate production processes. 3D Systems is making its own software available as add-ons.

Top 10 Robotics and Autonomous Vehicle Transactions of August 2021
In August 2021, the total number of deals and their dollar value fell from the previous month, but industrial automation, self-driving cars, and logistics still thrived.

DHL Express, Dorabot Deploy DHLBot, Which Uses AI to Sort Parcels
DHL Express has deployed with Dorabot an AI-powered robotic arm in Singapore and South Korea. The DHLBot can sort up to 1,000 percels per hour and can increase efficiency by 40%.

GXO Logistics Pilots KNAPP Robotic Arm for Apparel E-Commerce Logistics
In the first test of KNAPP's Pick-it-Easy system for automated pocket induction for apparel, GXO Logistics is piloting robotic picking for a customer in the Netherlands.

Robotics Retraining Gives eKAMI Graduate a New Career at MiR
Not only has Mobile Industrial Robots donated equipment to the East Kentucky Advanced Manufacturing Institute, but it has also found people who have gained in-demand skills.

Hexagon Releases HxGN Robotic Automation for Industry 4.0 Quality Assurance
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence said its new HxGN Robotic Automation software enables quality control professionals to more easily program robot inspection cells.

NASA Perseverance Rover Cores First Rock on Mars
NASA reported that the robotic arm and drill on the Perseverance rover has collected a rock sample on Mars in its second attempt, but it needs more images to confirm.

Velodyne Lidar, MOV.AI Team Up to Help Developers of Industrial Mobile Robot Applications
Velodyne Lidar's Puck sensors, plus MOV.AI's ROS-based Robotics Engine Platform, will enable developers to build mobile robots for dynamic environments, say partners.

OhmniLabs Provides Telepresence Robots to eKAMI, Industrial Users
OhmniLabs, which has grown threefold over the past year, is serving growing demand for telepresence robots in multiple industries during the COVID-19 pandemic.

GITAI Robot Arm Arrives on SpaceX Capsule at ISS for Demonstration
GITAI and Nanoracks plan to test the S1 robot arm for switch, cable, and in-orbit assembly operations in the Bishop airlock of the International Space Station.

Special Focus Issue
Automation for Manufacturing Keeps Evolving
From human-machine interaction to precise motion control, technologies are continuing to improve how robots can help manufacturers of all sizes with a variety of tasks.

Formic Offers Robotics as a Service and Financing to Manufacturers
With an hourly rate for robotics as a service, Formic says its financing and deployment offering can reduce customer risk and let manufacturers to more easily adopt robots.

MCRI to Join Plus One Robotics’ Integrator Program to Automate E-Commerce Fulfillment, Warehouse Operations
Motion Controls Robotics Inc., or MCRI, is a certified systems integrator that will offer Plus One Robotics' vision and collaboration systems to its warehouse automation offerings.



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