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Good Machine Sustainability Projects Get Autonomous Lift From Plus Trucks
Trucks could help protect the environment, as a project between autonomous vehicle developer Plus and sustainability venture firm Good Machines hauls wildfire detection gear.

Walmart Invests in DroneUp for Nationwide Drone Deliveries
After completing hundreds of successful test flights in the past year, Walmart said it is expanding its partnership and investing in drone delivery and services provider DroneUp.

Soft Robotics Names AMP Automation as a Preferred System Integrator
Soft Robotics, which makes the mGrip compliant gripper, 3D vision, and AI systems, is working with AMP Automation to expand robotics adoption in the European food and beverage market.

NVIDIA Releases Jetson AGX Xavier Industrial Module for Harsh Environments
NVIDIA said its new NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier Industrial module is designed to enable multiple industries to deploy AI at the edge in environments where safety and reliability are critical.

FedEx, Nuro Enter Multi-Year Agreement to Test Autonomous Delivery Vehicles
FedEx and Nuro said their multiyear partnership will test Nuro's autonomous delivery vehicle within FedEx operations, as Nuro expands into parcel logistics and FedEx offers new services.

Mobile Industrial Robots Launches MiR250 Hook for Towing Heavy Carts
MiR said its patented autonomous mobile robot accessory offers high precision and performance when picking up, transporting, and delivering carts with payloads up to 1,100 lb.

Stratom to Develop Autonomous Pallet Loader for U.S. Marine Corps
Stratom has received an SBIR contract to develop an Autonomous Pallet Loader that can move 10,000-lb. pallets on and off aircraft. Robotics 24/7 spoke with Stratom's CEO about the vehicle.

Waymo and J.B. Hunt Collaborate for Autonomous Freight Testing in Texas
The Waymo Driver will power a Class 8 autonomous truck to haul freight between facilities in Houston and Fort Worth, Texas, as J.B. Hunt Transport Services evaluates the technology's potential.

Drone Express and FarEye Partner to Launch Autonomous Drone Deliveries for U.S. Retailers
Drone Express, which provides commercial drones as a service, and FarEye, which offers logistics optimization software, say they will offer end-to-end visibility and route optimization.

ISEE Launches Autonomous Driving System for Yard Trucks in Logistics Hubs
ISEE, which has developed AI that it said can anticipate behavior in dynamic environments, is working with Maersk and Lazer Spot on projects involving autonomous yard trucks.

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.

Seegrid Improves Smart Path Situational Awareness in Palion Tow Tractor
Seegrid recently released Series 9 of its Palion Tow Tractor, which includes the enhanced Smart Path vision guidance system.

Seegrid Releases Autonomous Palion Tow Tractor Series 8
Seegrid has added the enhanced Smart Path technology for improved awareness and autonomous decision-making capabilities in dynamic facilities to its Palion Tow Tractor Series 8.

Qualcomm Releases Roster of 7 IoT Products Built to Drive Digital Transformation
Qualcomm has released seven new products that it said will help with Internet of Things and AI applications including connected healthcare, logistics management, and warehousing.

Vecna Robotics Names Craig Malloy as CEO, as Mobile Robot Demand Surges
Craig Malloy, a U.S. Navy veteran, will focus on Vecna Robotics' organizational and operational needs as it scales up, while founder Daniel Theobald will serve as chief innovation officer.

Legged, Wheeled, and Tracked Robots Could Be on Same Power Curve, Find U.S. Army Researchers
From cockroaches to tanks, U.S. Army researchers have found that the same power-mass-speed relation describes both biological systems and mobile ground robots using different locomotion.

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.

Toyota AI Ventures Rebrands as Toyota Ventures, to Invest $300M More in Emerging Tech
Toyota AI Ventures, which has invested in robotics, AI, and other emerging technologies, will add carbon neutrality to its portfolio under the Toyota Ventures Climate Fund.

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.



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