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MassRobotics Marks Another Year of Growth, Successful Partnerships
At an annual event, MassRobotics noted the many ways in which public-private partnerships have helped Massachusetts robotics innovators and entrepreneurs in the past year.

Robotic Research Raises $228M in Funding for Autonomous Transportation Development
Robotic Research plans to use its first outside capital to expand its RR.AI division, which is commercializing an autonomy kit for Class 8 and yard trucks, buses, and off-road vehicles.

Geek+ and Boreal Upgrade SP Digital’s Supply Chain With Mobile Robots
SP Digital, an e-commerce provider of computing and gaming products in Chile, faced spikes in e-commerce demand. Boreal Technologies implemented Geek+ robots to increase throughput.

Robot Operations Group Announces First RobOpsCon for October 2022
The Robot Operations Group said its first conference, which will be in Silicon Valley next October, will gather the community of people interested in advancing robot fleet management.

Robotics Leaders Ask Policymakers to Reconsider EU AI Act
Leaders of Europe's biggest robotics associations and technology innovators called on legislators to amend proposed regulations that would affect deployments of AI and robotics.

Photoneo Raises Series B Funding to Expand 3D Vision for E-Commerce Fulfillment
Photoneo, which supplies 3D sensors and the Brightpick automation for warehouses and "dark stores," plans to use the funding to expand its offerings for online order fulfillment.

Ottonomy Develops Autonomous Robots for Indoor and Outdoor Deliveries
While other delivery robot developers are taking an incremental approach in constrained environments, Ottonomy's CEO says it is focusing on full autonomy and indoor and outdoor operations.

Mobile Industrial Robots and Logitrans Collaborate to Build Autonomous Pallet Jacks
Mobile Industrial Robots and Logitrans are combining their expertise in autonomous navigation and pallet jacks to develop systems to complement MiR's heavy-duty mobile robots.

Aeva Develops 4D Lidar to Help Bring Autonomous Trucks to Market
Supply chain problems including a shortage of truck drivers have led to keent interest in autonomous trucks. Aeva says its 4D lidar could help bring autonomous trucks to market sooner.

Cimcorp Expands U.S. Office to Increase Warehouse Automation Support
Cimcorp, which offers automation for warehouse, logistics, and distribution centers, says its new U.S. headquarters will offer space for demonstrations, training, and parts.

Robot Delivery Service Coco Expands Capabilities With COCO 1 Built With Segway
Coco says its updated COCO 1 delivery robot has a three-mile range and a larger carrying capacity, enabling it to add groceries to metropolitan-area delivery services.

Nuro and 7-Eleven Launch Commercial Autonomous Delivery Service in California
Nuro credited regulatory approvals from California for enabling it to partner with 7-Eleven to offer autonomous deliveries with its custom Priuses and R2 robots in Mountain View.

Essentium to Enter SPAC Merger, Go Public as It Advances Sustainable Additive Manufacturing
Essentium, which claims that its on-site additive manufacturing systems can reduce waste by 70% and the carbon footprint, said its total addressable market is $209 billion.

Top Notch Deploys 6 River Systems Robots for Safer, More Efficient Distribution Centers
Top Notch Distributors has moved to a modern distribution center architecture, with automation integrated by Kuecker and autonomous mobile robots and software from 6 River Systems.

Seegrid Says Palion Lift Autonomous Mobile Robot Has Industry Leading Perception
Seegrid says that the Palion Lift, its first autonomous lift truck, includes its latest Seegrid IQ technology and is the only robot of its kind in the market with 3D...

Amazon Web Services Offers AWS IoT RoboRunner for Fleets, Teams With MassRobotics for Startup Accelerator
Amazon Web Services says its AWS IoT RoboRunner service will help developers deploy robot fleets. The AWS Robotics Startup Accelerator with MassRobotics offers mentoring and funding.

Sarcos Moves Into New Headquarters and Production Facility in Salt Lake City
Sarcos, which is bringing its Guardian XO industrial exoskeleton and Guardian XT teleoperated robot avatar to market, has doubled its space for R&D, manufacturing, and demonstrations.

HAI Robotics Helps WINIT Boost E-Commerce Fulfillment in U.K. Warehouse
Global warehouse operator WINIT used HAI Robotics' autonomous case-handling robots to help sellers localize its overseas e-commerce businesses and shorten delivery times to end users.

Waymo Via Expands UPS Partnership to Autonomous Freight With Class 8 Trucks
Waymo Via, the delivery service of Alphabet's autonomous vehicle unit, is expanding its partnership with UPS from self-driving vans to Class 8 trucks for freight.

Seegrid CEO Jim Rock Recognized by Ernst & Young as Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist
Ernst & Young's recognition of Seegrid CEO Jim Rock as an Entrepreneur of the Year 2021 finalist caps a year of strong growth and new products for the Pittsburgh mobile robot provider.



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