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Plus One Robotics CEO Reflects on Robotics Pickup in Second Half of 2021
Plus One Robotics, which provides AI for human-in-the-loop picking, saw demand grow, strengthened partnerships, and raised funding for global expansion, noted CEO Erik Nieves.

FM Logistic Invests in MiR Mobile Robots for IKEA Warehouse
As part of a joint investment with client IKEA, FM Logistics has implemented a MiR500 mobile robot to improve logistics processes in a warehouse in Jarosty, Poland.

TuSimple Operates Fully Driverless Semi Truck on Open Public Roads
TuSimple said a Class 8 semi-truck used its Autonomous Driving System to drive 80 miles from Tucson to Phoenix, Ariz., in a first without any human intervention.

YouiBot Completes Series B Fundraising to Accelerate Mobile Robot Expansion
YouiBot has closed on two rounds of Series B funding as it continues to grow its staff and global marketing efforts for its integrated mobile robots and software.

Robotics Leaders Look Ahead to Technology, Business Developments in 2022
More human-machine collaboration, a mix of specialization and generalization, and new robotics offerings are among the things that six experts predict for 2022.

Haomo Becomes the Latest Unicorn in Global Autonomous Vehicle Race
Haomo, which has been developing Level 2 and 4 autonomous driving capabilities, has received investment from partners including automaker Great Wall Motor and Qualcomm.

Robotics Leaders Look Back at 2021 Challenges and Accomplishments
From market consolidation to interoperability efforts, leading robotics users, associations, and top suppliers weigh in on the top commercial robotics trends of 2021.

DHL Supply Chain to Integrate TuSimple Autonomous Trucks Into Global Operations
DHL Supply Chain has reserved 100 autonomous trucks being developed by TuSimple and Navistar as TuSimple expands its Autonomous Freight Network across the U.S.

Exyn Technologies Obtains ISO 9001 Quality Certification to Expand Robotics Partnerships
Exyn the new certification will assure robotics partners that its AI for autonomous, multi-system operations in complex, GPS-denied environments is high in quality.

Motional to Provide Robotaxis for Uber Eats to Meal Deliveries
Pursuing a potentially lucrative new market, Motional will provide autonomous robotaxis for Uber Eats' food delivery service starting in 2022 in Santa Monica, Calif.

Aurora and Uber Freight Launch Commercial Autonomous Trucking Pilot in Texas
Aurora's Horizon autonomous trucking technology has begun hauling loads between Dallas and Houston with vehicle operators in cooperation with Uber Freight's network.

Seegrid Partners With Applied Intuition for Mobile Robot Simulators
Seegrid said its Blue Labs R&D unit will work with Applied Intuition to build simulations of warehouses and other environments to accelerate the development of mobile robots.

HAI Robotics Hits Century Mark With HAIPORT-Powered Workstation
HAI Robotics said that more than 100 of its HAIPORT-powered Workstations have been deployed worldwide since it launched the product a year ago to improve order-fulfillment efficiency.

GXO Logistics Says 6RS Multi-Tiered Collaborative Mobile Robot Is an Industry First
GXO Logistics said its deployment of 6 River Systems Chuck collaborative mobile robots on multiple mezzanine floors in a U.K. distribution center to improve productivity.

ForwardX Robotics Raises $31M to Bring More Autonomous Mobile Robots to the U.S.
Beijing-based ForwardX Robotics, which has developed autonomous mobile robots for factories and warehouses, has raised Series C1 funding to increase R&D and expand in the U.S. market.

Flytrex Receives FAA Approval to Expand Drone Deliveries to 1 Mile, 10k Homes
Flytrex, which has conducted thousands of drone deliveries of food and other retail goods in North Carolina, plans to use its latest FAA approval to expand its service area.

Ryder to Acquire E-Commerce, Omnichannel Fulfillment Provider Whiplash for $480M
Ryder says its $480 million acquisition of omnichannel fulfillment and retail logistics provider Whiplash will help it expand its e-commerce capabilities nationwide.

German Bionic Launches Fifth Generation Cray X AI Powered Exoskeleton
German Bionic says its latest industrial exoskeleton adds human augmentation capabilities with active walking assistance and IP54 waterproofing for outdoor environments.

Yara Birkeland, Electric and Autonomous Container Ship, to Begin Testing in Norway
The Yara Birkeland is the first fully electric and autonomous container vessel, according to battery maker Lechlanche, which collaborated with Yara International and Kongsberg Maritime.

Embark Expands Autonomous Truck Operations in Texas, Opens New Hub
In addition to a new autonomous truck lane between Houston and San Antonio, Embark Trucks is collaborating with the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station to develop its systems.



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