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FANUC America, Manufacturing Skill Standards Council to Stack Certifications
FANUC America and the MSSC are streamlining the certification process for production and materials handling operators, which they said could address worker shortages.

Airbiquity and Cyngn Partner to Add Autonomous Material Handling to Existing Vehicle Fleets
Rather than spending money and time replacing fleets with autonomous vehicles, companies can use Airbiquity and Cyngn's technology stack, which includes over-the-air updates.

Carnegie Mellon Works With Apple on Robotic Recycling of Devices
Apple, which already uses robots to disassemble electronics to recover hazardous or valuable materials, is funding research at CMU to better recognize different devices.

ACE Controls Releases MC75 Miniature Shock Absorber for Robots, Other Tight Spaces
The MC75 shock absorbers are designed to provide high-energy damping in tight installation spaces in industrial manufacturing, materials handling, and robotics applications.

7+ Robots to Watch for During the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games
Toyota and Panasonic have developed robots to provide assistance during the delayed Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. They will also showcase Japan's robot prowess.

Alphabet’s X Launches Intrinsic to Make Robot Programming Easier
A team at X, the innovation unit of Alphabet, has spent five and a half years developing tools to make it easier for robots to sense and be used in...

Additive Manufacturing and Robotics—the Bloom of a New Machine?
Manufacturing and construction face a bright future in which 3D printing and robots enable the fabrication of more sustainable structures and massive wind turbines.

Seoul Robotics Launches Deployment-Ready Lidar for Autonomous Vehicles, Smart Cities
The Voyage lidar perception system and deployment kit includes proprietary software, sensors, and a computer, and it protects privacy by not saving identifying data.

How Can Motion Planning Improve Industrial Robot Operations in Factories?
Both industrial and collaborative robots need energy-efficient and safe motion planning, and new AI approaches and algorithms promise to improve manufacturing automation.

Path Robotics Raises $100M in Series C Financing for Autonomous Welding
Path Robotics, which has been developing autonomous welding systems for manufacturers and raised $56 million in May, raised another $100 million to expand applications.

ABB Acquires ASTI Mobile Robotics Group to Broaden Automation Portfolio
Industrial automation provider ABB plans to acquire logistics firm ASTI, adding autonomous mobile robots to its portfolio, with facilities in Spain and China.

Geek+ Opens Global R&D Center for Logistics Automation at Hong Kong Science Park
Geek+, which provides mobile robots for a variety of industrial applications, said its new Global R&D Center in Hong Kong reflects its ongoing commitment to innovation.

RE2 Robotics Marks 20th Anniversary With New Robotic Arm for Outdoor Mobile Applications
RE2 Robotics, which began as a CMU defense subcontractor spinout, celebrated 20 years in business with the release of its six-axis RE2 Sapien 6M robot arm for outdoor applications.

Julia Computing Raises $24M Series A for Cloud Computing, Simulation
Julia Computing said its new funding will help scale production and development of open-source simulation tools, and former Snowflake CEO Bob Muglia will join its board.

Novanta to Acquire Sensor, Tooling Maker ATI Industrial Automation for $172M
Novanta is adding ATI and Schneider Electric Motion to its offerings for industrial equipment manufacturers, as well as for medical and collaborative robots.

Würth Additive Group to Distribute Markforged’s Digital Forge 3D Printing Platform Globally
Würth will help distribute Markforged's Digital Forge 3D printing platform for 3D printing metals and other materials, as Markforged prepares for SPAC deal and public listing.

Autonomous Vehicle Developer Aurora Innovation to Enter $1B SPAC Merger, Be Publicly Listed
Aurora said it expects to have $2.5 billion in cash upon closure of the transaction, and it plans to launch its first autonomous driving product by the end of 2023.

Toyota’s Woven Planet Unit Acquires CARMERA for Autonomous Vehicle Mapping
After acquiring the Level 5 data division from Lyft, the Toyota unit adds CARMERA's high-definition mapping expertise to its team developing autonomous vehicles.

DXC Luxoft Works With AWS on Robotic Drive Cloud
DXC Luxoft, which provides tooling and services for autonomous driving developers, is offering its Robotic Drive Cloud technology on Amazon Web Services to cut test times.

RoboticsCareer.org Evaluates Training Programs and Identifies Competencies, Career Paths
The ARM Institute recently launched RoboticsCareer.org as an online resource for identifying competencies, endorsing training institutions, and helping people find career paths.



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