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Motor Technology Improvements Make Robots More Capable
Motors are important components for robotic development. Improvements to the technology are making autonomous machines more accurate, efficient, and powerful.

Soft Robotics to Market AI-Enabled Gripper to Consumer Goods, E-Commerce, and Logistics Markets
While its compliant grippers have typically been used to carry food products, Soft Robotics is expanding its services to cater to warehouses and distribution centers.

FANUC to Introduce New DR-3iB/6 STAINLESS Delta Robot for Primary Food Handling at Automate 2022
FANUC will have plenty of demonstrations at Automate 2022 this year, including for its new food handling robots and cobots.

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.

AMD Kria KR260 Robotics Starter Kit Designed to Kick-Start Application Development
AMD says the latest addition to its Kria portfolio of system on modules includes native ROS 2 support and prebuilt interfaces for robots, machine vision, and industrial controls.

Advanced Construction Robotics Aims to Disrupt Construction Industry With TyBOT and IronBOT
In the six years since its founding, Advanced Construction Robotics has created two specialized rebar robots to automate common and tedious tasks on worksites.

igus Turns to Unity to Update Interface and Back End of Its Online Robot Configurator
Game on! Using video game engine Unity, igus recently updated its linear robot configurator to be easier and more intuitive to use.

ABB Says New Robotic Depalletizer Can Reduce Logistics Complexity, Improve Efficiency
ABB said its new Robotic Depalletizer uses machine vision and machine learning to quickly master complex depalletizing tasks. It is also designed to work with AMRs and digital twin software.

RightHand Robotics to Give RightPick 3 European Debut at LogiMAT 2022
RightHand Robotics, whose RightPick 3 applies AI and a multifunction gripper to pick items without prior models, is expanding its European presence and exhibiting in Stuttgart.

Applied Manufacturing Technologies to Unveil AI Depalletizing/Decanting Technology at Automate
Applied Manufacturing Technologies plans to showcase its new system designed for de-layering and tote filling at Automate 2022.

Veo Robotics to Exhibit FreeMove 3D Safeguarding System for Human-Robot Collaboration at Automate 2022
Veo Robotics will demonstrate its FreeMove system for dynamic speed and separation monitoring, which enables people to enter industrial robot workcells safely.

Kassow Robots Expands Its Reach in the Eastern U.S. With BlueBay Automation Partnership
Kassow's line of seven-axis lightweight cobot arms, which are intended to widen the range of applications for industrial automation, have joined BlueBay's offerings.

Robotics and AI Wave Likely to Continue, Says Investment Expert
From self-driving cars to humanoid robots, numerous technologies are vying for investment, but see which ones solve business problems, says Indxx Managing Partner Rahul Sen Sharma.

Humatics Reduces Microlocation Transponder Size for More Deployment Options
Humatics said its new microlocation transponder can easily fit in a robot arm, in surgical instrumentation, in wearable devices, or other systems for new use cases.

Exotec Announces 3,000th Warehouse Robot, Continues Scaling
Exotec, whose Skypod System includes scalable storage, mobile and shelf-climbing robots, and the Skypicker robotic arm, celebrated its 3,000th France-made robot and continued recruitment.

Flexxbotics Raises Series A for Cloud Platform Linking Robots, Manufacturing Systems
Flexxbotics, which provides connections between robots, other equipment on the manufacturing floor, and enterprise software, has raised funds to continue development at MassRobotics.

Flexiv Designs Robotic Development Kit to Empower Users to Build Complex Applications
Flexiv said its Robotic Development Kit relies on custom APIs to allow users to quickly and easily modify the programming of robots for tasks in a variety of industries.

DHL Successfully Pilots Dorabot Sorting Robots in Atlanta Distribution Center
DHL eCommerce Solutions has deployed two DoraSorter robotic sorting systems. It has also surveyed worker attitudes toward technology and opened innovation centers.

Vention Raises $90M for Cloud Platform to Help Manufacturers Adopt Automation
Vention, whose cloud-based manufacturing automation platform is intended to help small-volume, high-mix manufacturers design and deploy workcells, is continuing rapid growth.

ABB Robotics Unveils Art Car Precisely Painted With PixelPaint Robot
ABB Robotics unveiled a car painted by its PixelPaint robot, recreating art while demonstrating how its technology can reduce complexity and paint more efficiently and sustainably.



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