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Warehouses Not Yet Taking Full Advantage of AI, Finds Lucas Systems Study
Lucas Systems recently commissioned a study conducted by Vanson Bourne. It found that warehouse executives are interested in AI and automation but worry about costs.

Cobot Arc Welders Draw Attendee Attention as Fabtech Returns
While attendance was off a bit from 2019 at Fabtech 2021 in Chicago this week, the show was an opportunity to see the latest in collaborative robots for welding.

DeepRoute.ai Closes $300M Series B Funding, Plans to Scale Urban Logistics and Fleet Operation
DeepRoute.ai, which raised $100 million in addition to the stake that Alibaba acquired last month, plans to grow its urban robotaxi and autonomous truck operations.

Ambi Robotics Raises $26M Series A Funding Led by Tiger Global
Ambi Robotics, which has applied simulation-to-reality AI technology for highly dexterous sorting robots, plans to use its latest funding to continue supply chain growth.

3D Systems Acquires Oqton to Make Additive Manufacturing More Accessible
Oqton's cloud-based, AI-enabled Manufacturing Operating System can help manufacturers automate production processes. 3D Systems is making its own software available as add-ons.

AWS Discusses How Robotics Startups Can Accelerate Innovation
Amazon Web Services recently held a Robotics Startup Accelerator Program, and AWS shares some of the takeaways from discussions on innovation, simulation, and funding.

Hexagon Releases HxGN Robotic Automation for Industry 4.0 Quality Assurance
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence said its new HxGN Robotic Automation software enables quality control professionals to more easily program robot inspection cells.

9 Robotics and AI Companies Make Futurology List of 101 Silicon Valley Innovators
Silicon Valley is home to hundreds of robotics and AI companies, but here are nine innovators worth watching in autonomous vehicles, dexterous manipulation, and more.

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Colleges Work with RIOS to Design Curriculum for Future Skilled Technicians
As automation becomes more prevalent, companies need a new breed of upskilled technicians to work on robotic workcells.

Motional and Hyundai Unveil IONIQ 5 Driverless Robotaxi
Motional and Hyundai Motor Group have collaborated on the electric, driverless robotaxi, which is based on Hyundai's IONIQ 5 and will enter commercial service in 2023.

Schnuck Markets to Deploy Simbe Tally Inventory Robots Chainwide
Regional grocery chain Schnucks plans to expand its deployment of Simbe Robotics' mobile robots, which use AI and the cloud, to all 111 of its retail locations.

Shield AI Raises Series D Funding for Autonomous Piloting of Military Aircraft
Shield AI, which takes a software-first approach to military drones, has raised funding bringing its valuation to $1 billion after recent purchases of Heron Systems and Martin UAV.

Velodyne Lidar Signs Agreement With Renu Robotics for Sensors in Mowing Robots
Renu Robotics, whose Renubot is a fully autonomous, electric mower designed to maintain grounds around solar energy facilities, chose Velodyne Lidar's Puck for reliability.

Nespresso Pilots Drone Deliveries in Israel With Airwayz, SkylinX, and FlytechIL
In the Tel Aviv-Jaffa corridor in Israel, Nespresso coffee pods will be delivered by drone fleets managed by Airwayz, with airports run by Skylinx and piloting by FlytechIL.

OSARO Raises Series C Funding for Software-Defined Logistics Automation
OSARO said it plans to continue its global expansion and to work with logistics customers to identify new applications for its software-defined automation.

Flying Ship Technologies, PROBOTEK to Jointly Deliver Robotic Maritime Vessels
Flying Ship Technologies plans to integrate PROBOTEK's software into its wing-in-ground-effect vessels for semi-autonomous, low-emissions deliveries, starting in Greece.

Qualcomm Flight RB5 5G Drone Designed to Help Developers Apply 5G, AI, IoT to New Applications
The Qualcomm Flight RB5 5G drone reference platform includes concurrent support for seven cameras, IoT and cybersecurity, and deep learning to enable new industrial use cases.

ModalAI to Make, Distribute Qualcomm Flight RB5 5G Reference Drone
ModalAI's CEO discusses how and why his company and Qualcomm have teamed up to provide a drone platform enabling developers to apply 5G and AI to new industrial applications.

BAE Systems and Sarcos to Partner on Developing Perception for the U.S. Air Force
By applying AI and machine learning to sensing for autonomous systems such as drones and ground robots, Sarcos and BAE plan to improve multi-system communication and coordination.

NVIDIA Expands Simulation Omniverse With Blender and Adobe Integration
NVIDIA has expanded its Omniverse simulation and collaboration platform with software integrations to allow more developers to jointly create simulations.



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