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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.

ARM Institute Issues Project Calls for AR in Manufacturing, Endorsement Auditors
The ARM Institute is seeking project proposals to help the U.S. Air Force improve robotic manipulation and to evaluate education and training programs for robotics and manufacturing.

New SCARA Robots Offer Speed and Precision for the Next Industrial Revolution
The global market for SCARA robots is growing, driven by the need for higher manufacturing throughput while maintaining quality. These four products offer precision and ease of use.

Smith+Nephew Launches CORI, ‘Turnkey’ System for Robot-Assisted Orthopedic Surgery
Smith+Nephew says its CORI handheld robotic system to assist surgeons with knee replacements can improve patient outcomes and is immediately scalable to the U.K.'s National Health Service.

Polar Hardware Automates for the First Time With Formic Machine Tending Robot
Polar Hardware, which manufactures door and truck body hardware, struggled to meet production goals and has turned to Formic's robotics-as-a-service and collaborative robots.

Omron Automation Launches Proof of Concept Center in Michigan
Omron Automation Americas says its new Proof-of-Concept Center in Novi, Mich., will help customers by providing engineers and facilities to test robotics applications before deployment.

Honeywell to Open Warehouse R&D Center in Czech Republic
Honeywell says its new development site will give companies across Europe a facility to test, prototype, and train customers on its materials handling hardware and software.

Everyday Robots Moves Out of Alphabet X, Reports Progress Toward General Purpose Robot
From cleaning a table and picking up toys to opening doors, everyday tasks are coming within reach of service robots, says Everyday Robots, which is spinning out of X Development.

Machina Labs Exits Stealth With Series A Funding for Software-Defined Manufacturing
Machina Labs says its robotic and AI metalworking capabilities go beyond current methods of shaping and finishing, so more complex parts can be made efficiently and cost-effectively.

FANUC America and Manufacturing Skill Standards Council to Stack Certifications to Address Robotics Skills Shortage
FANUC America and the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council are working with Nocti Business Solutions to stack their certifications for certified production technicians and robot operators.

SVT Robotics Raises $25M in Series A Funding for Software to Ease Robot Deployments
SVT Robotics says it will use its latest funding to expand its SOFTBOT platform for deploying and orchestrating multiple robots, as well as integrating them with enterprise systems.

ABB Robots to Help Zume Accelerate Transition From Single-Use Plastics
Zume wants to scale up production of plant-based packaging as an environmentally sustainable alternative to plastics, and ABB Robotics plans to install more than 1,000 robotic cells.

PickNik Robotics Offers Beta of MoveIt Studio for Managing Robot Arms in Challenging Environments
PickNik Robotics' MoveIt Studio software builds on its support of the open-source robot arm motion planning software to make it easier for users to remotely manage robot arms.

Nommi Partners With C3 to Build Robotic Kitchens Offering Food Bowls Around the Clock
To meet demand for fast, convenient, and nutritious food, Nommi is developing a robotic kitchen that will prepare branded bowls, starting with 'Iron Chef' Morimoto's Sa'Moto.

RE2 Robotics Receives U.S. Navy Funding for CLAMS System to Improve ROV Manipulation
RE2 Robotics has received SBIR funding to improve and unify control of the RE2 Sapien Sea Class robot arms on the VideoRay Defender remotely operated vehicles for topside operators.

Micropsi Industries Automates ‘Fridge Sniffing’ With AI-Supported Robot Control System
Micropsi and Atec are offering a cobot control system they say can quickly, reliably, and cost-effectively automate leak detection and other complex tasks and reduce maintenance.

Robotics’ Second Wave Relies on Software and Integration
As mobile robots and AI-driven picking systems spread through warehouses, suppliers and users are paying more attention to software, integration, and interoperability as differentiators.



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