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FANUC to Introduce New DR-3iB/6 STAINLESS Delta Robot for Primary Food Handling at Automate 2022
FANUC will have plenty of demonstrations at Automate 2022 this year, including for its new food handling robots and cobots.

Sarcos Defense Wins Air Force Research Laboratory Contract for Collaborative Sensing
Sarcos Defense has been awarded a DoD contract to develop a system that can quickly spot, follow, and identify objects. It could also help civilian robotics applications.

igus Turns to Unity to Update Interface and Back End of Its Online Robot Configurator
Game on! Using video game engine Unity, igus recently updated its linear robot configurator to be easier and more intuitive to use.

ABB Says New Robotic Depalletizer Can Reduce Logistics Complexity, Improve Efficiency
ABB said its new Robotic Depalletizer uses machine vision and machine learning to quickly master complex depalletizing tasks. It is also designed to work with AMRs and digital twin software.

Veo Robotics to Exhibit FreeMove 3D Safeguarding System for Human-Robot Collaboration at Automate 2022
Veo Robotics will demonstrate its FreeMove system for dynamic speed and separation monitoring, which enables people to enter industrial robot workcells safely.

AutoX Chooses SiLC Eyeonic Vision Sensor for Autonomous Taxi Fleet
AutoX, which claims to be operating the largest fleet of autonomous robotaxis in China, will be using SiLC's FMCW lidar sensor in its vehicles later this year.

Warehouse Associates Report Improving Working Conditions Amid Labor Shortage, Finds Zebra Study
Zebra Technologies and Azure Knowledge found warehouse associates welcoming to robotics as a retention tool, as operators consider inventory visibility as a differentiator.

Nordic Unmanned to Buy 55% of Shares in ‘Drone in a Box’ Provider DroneMatrix
Nordic Unmanned said its investment in DroneMatrix will strengthen their European market share, serve multiple verticals, and accelerate DroneMatrix's technology development.

Kassow Robots Expands Its Reach in the Eastern U.S. With BlueBay Automation Partnership
Kassow's line of seven-axis lightweight cobot arms, which are intended to widen the range of applications for industrial automation, have joined BlueBay's offerings.

Robotics Adoption Is Growing but Has a Ways to Go, Finds Peerless Research Group
Robotics adoption is growing across supply chains and manufacturing, but a recent Peerless Research Group survey found that many operators are still hesitant.

Robotics and AI Wave Likely to Continue, Says Investment Expert
From self-driving cars to humanoid robots, numerous technologies are vying for investment, but see which ones solve business problems, says Indxx Managing Partner Rahul Sen Sharma.

SRSI to Be a Certified Integrator of Dematic Warehouse Systems
SRSI, or Slate River Systems Inc., will now integrate all of Dematic's lift trucks and supply chain systems for warehouses and distribution centers.

AMP Robotics Launches Automated Recycling Facilities in Atlanta and Cleveland
AMP Robotics, which has developed AI and robots to help identify valuable materials and recover them from the waste stream, is continuing to grow as it seeks industry partners.

AB Dynamics Driving Robots Provide Next Gen Crash Testing for NASCAR
AB Dynamics provided three robots that conducted a controlled crash at the Talladega Superspeedway to within 2 cm and 1 degree of the prescribed impact point and angle at 130 mph.

Flexxbotics Raises Series A for Cloud Platform Linking Robots, Manufacturing Systems
Flexxbotics, which provides connections between robots, other equipment on the manufacturing floor, and enterprise software, has raised funds to continue development at MassRobotics.

Flexiv Designs Robotic Development Kit to Empower Users to Build Complex Applications
Flexiv said its Robotic Development Kit relies on custom APIs to allow users to quickly and easily modify the programming of robots for tasks in a variety of industries.

Teraki Integrates DriveU.auto Connectivity Platform for Remote Control of Delivery Robots
Teraki is integrating its delivery robots with DriveU.auto's teleoperation technology to make sure that communications and teleoperation are robust enough for public safety.

Vention Raises $90M for Cloud Platform to Help Manufacturers Adopt Automation
Vention, whose cloud-based manufacturing automation platform is intended to help small-volume, high-mix manufacturers design and deploy workcells, is continuing rapid growth.

ABB Robotics Unveils Art Car Precisely Painted With PixelPaint Robot
ABB Robotics unveiled a car painted by its PixelPaint robot, recreating art while demonstrating how its technology can reduce complexity and paint more efficiently and sustainably.

Qualcomm Unveils Next-Gen 5G, Edge AI Systems for Autonomous Mobile Robots and Drones
Qualcomm said its new Qualcomm Robotics RB6 Platform and RB5 AMR Reference Design will bring 5G and edge AI to systems for industrial automation, delivery, urban air mobility, and more.



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