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MachineMetrics Raises $20M Series B Funding for Autonomous Manufacturing
Teradyne led the round for MachineMetrics, which said it applies Industrial IoT to machine monitoring to help manufacturers create the factory of the future with autonomous systems.

Why the U.S. Infrastructure Bill Must Respond to China’s Investment in High-Tech Manufacturing and Robotics
China has made significant investments in technologies such as robotics, as well as in advanced manufacturing and global trade, so the U.S. needs the infrastructure bill to be competitive.

RiACT Execs Aim for Cobots That Are Both Flexible and Simple to Use
RiACT, a Danish startup that has developed software for abstracting collaborative robot actions and making them easier to program, has announced pre-seed funding.

Italian Sheet Metal Manufacturer Uses nTopology Software for 3D-Printed Grippers
Preziosa Francesco worked with Add-it design engineers, Desktop Metal 3D printers, and nTopology software to quickly create grippers for its robotic cell and press bending machine.

ARM Institute Announces First Three Recipients of Academic Endorsement Program
The ARM Institute has recognized a high school in Columbus, Ohio, and two programs at Wichita State University for their excellence in preparing students for careers in robotics and manufacturing.

Wyzo Launches ‘Sidebot’ High-Speed Collaborative Picking Robot
Wyzo's new "sidebot" is a high-speed delta robot plus sensors and software that enable it to conduct pick-and-place operations at speed and also work safely around people.

ABB PixelPaint Car Painting System Wins IERA 2021 Robotics Award
PixelPaint's two robots can apply paint to vehicles faster and with less waste than other methods, improving efficiency and helping the environment, said winner ABB Robotics.

ARM Institute Issues New Call for Manufacturing, Aerospace, and Defense Projects
The U.S. Defense Department and the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute are looking to fund projects around topics such as AI in manufacturing and aerospace requirements.

New LiveDrive Actuators Will Enable Safer, More Productive Robots, Says Genesis Robotics
Genesis Robotics said its new LiveDrive LDD 1800 Series actuators eliminate the need for gearing, reducing space and complexity for robotics designers. Demaurex's Wyzo uses LiveDrive.

Robotics Veteran Thomas Visti Joins Owners of WeldingDroid
Thomas Visti, who has been owner and CEO of two of Denmark's most successful robotics companies, has recently turned his attention to being an entrepreneur. He has acquired 20% of WeldingDroid.

Top 10 Robotics Transactions of May 2021
Robotics transactions in May 2021 slowed from the previous month, but companies supplying autonomous trucks, software and sensors, and systems for new applications raised millions of dollars.

Realtime Robotics CEO Discusses Funding, Making Industrial Robots Safer, and Ease of Use
CEO Peter Howard describes Realtime Robotics' technology as a "universal translator that removes the need for robot brand-specific programming experts," widening applications.

eKentucky Advanced Manufacturing Institute Opens New Training Center, Adds Robotics Coursework
eKAMI is opening a new Robotics Center in Eastern Kentucky that will include hands-on experience with a variety of robot arms and mobile robots to retrain workers for rewarding careers.

Realtime Robotics Raises $31.4M Series A for Autonomous Motion Control
Realtime Robotics, which has developed processing and motion control to ease programming and enable safe robot and vehicle operations, plans to perfect its collaborative system.

Logistics, Manufacturing, and Robots: 5 Big Things to Know and Watch
What are some of the key things that are driving the current push for robotics across numerous industries? How will more robotics in our workplaces change the current workforce?

MegaRobo Raises $30M Series B for Light Robotics, IoT
Robert Bosch Venture Capital and Sinovation participated in MegaRobo's financing, which will enable it to apply its motion-control technology to lab automation, retail, and light manufacturing.

Danish 3PL Automation Deployment Marks 600th for AutoStore
Element Logic will help third-party logistics provider DSV roll out storage systems to e-commerce fulfillment centers in nine countries in a milestone for AutoStore.

OnRobot, Vention to Bring ‘One-Stop Shop’ for Cobot Applications in Manufacturing
Vention has added OnRobot's end-of-arm tooling for light industrial and collaborative robots to its Web-based Manufacturing Automation Platform for designing, ordering, and deploying automation.

IFR Reviews National Robotics Plans in Updated ‘World Robotics R&D Programs’
The International Federation of Robotics has reviewed the strategies of China, Japan, South Korea, the EU, Germany, and the U.S. and their funding for robotics research.

Toyota Research Institute Shares Punyo Bubble Gripper Design to Advance Soft Robotics
The source files for the Punyo Soft Bubble Gripper, which Toyota developed for household manipulation, are freely available to researchers working on soft robotics technology.



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