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ROS Powered Race Cars Ready for Indy Autonomous Challenge
ADLINK provides a peek under the hood at the university teams, corporate sponsors, and open-source technologies participating in the Indy Autonomous Challenge.

NVIDIA Launches Isaac ROS to Provide AI Perception to Robotics Developers
NVIDIA said its latest Isaac ROS GEMs can help developers accelerate product development, improve performance, and simplify the addition of functionality into ROS-based applications.

Robot Orders in North America for Q2 Increase 67% Year Over Year, Reports A3
In the second quarter of 2021, North American manufacturers increased their orders for robotics to new heights as the pandemic made labor shortages more acute, reported A3.

ARM Institute Announces Department of Labor Grant for Displaced Worker Training in Tampa Bay
In the federally funded project, the ARM Institute and partners Tooling U-SMEĀ andĀ AmSkills will provide free technical training to people unemployed or displaced during the pandemic.

10 Takeaways From A3’s Autonomous Mobile Robot and Logistics Conference
From getting started with mobile robots and developing the workforce to mobile manipulation, and interoperability to developing your workforce, the event examined key logistics innovations.

Techmetics Robotics Announces In-House Mobile Robot Platforms
Techmetics Robotics developed a mobile base for service robots, but then the pandemic delayed the opening of its U.S. facilities. It has refocused on healthcare and industrial applications.

Formant Partners With PickNik Robotics for Cloud Based Mobile Manipulation
To advance mobile manipulation, PickNik Robotics and Formant are collaborating on a cloud-based, low-latency interface for advanced motion planning for robot arms.

Saildrone Closes Series C Funding to Advance Ocean Data Systems
Saildrone, which provides ocean data, mapping, and intelligence systems, has raised $100 million to grow its data-insight teams and go-to-market functions for science and defense markets.

How to Pick a Collaborative Robot
After reviewing the benefits and limitations of collaborative robots, the Southwest Research Institute describes factors to consider when choosing a cobot to buy.

Reliable Robotics Raises $100M to Expand Remotely Piloted Commercial Cargo Flights
Reliable Robotics, which has been working with the FAA and NASA to demonstrate safe remote operation of any aircraft, hopes to expand access to underused airports.

7 Questions With Orbbec, Which Has Set Its Sights on Void Left by Intel RealSense
With Intel discontinuing production of its RealSense sensors, an opportunity with robotics developers has emerged for other 3D camera and computer vision vendors such as Orbbec.

InOrbit Launches Developer Portal, Expands Robot Operations Ecosystem
InOrbit said its new Developer Portal works with InOrbit Free Edition. InOrbit also partnered with 634AI, whose MAESTRO is an AI-enabled "control tower" for warehouse automation.

Seegrid Ranked No. 1 Autonomous Mobile Robot Provider in the U.S. by Interact Analysis
Seegrid is a global leader in automation for materials handling, according to Interact Analysis, as demand for different types of mobile robots continues to climb.

U.S. Navy Increases Contract Award for Sarcos Guardian DX Dexterous Mobile Robotic Avatar
Following successful execution of the first phase of the Guardian DX contract, the U.S. Navy is paying to expand testing, evaluation, and demonstrations for Navy-specific tasks

AI Chipmaker Hailo Raises $136M to Expand Edge AI Systems to Meet Global Demand
Hailo says its Series C round is the largest in the edge AI chip space to date, demonstrating the exploding demand for AI processors for smart cities, smart retail, Industry 4.0,...

First Financial Equipment Leasing Offers to Reduce Risk in Adopting Automation
As companies across industries adopt or add automation, they can benefit from leases that make costs more predictable, says First Financial Equipment Leasing.

Choice of a Cobot or an Industrial Robot Depends on the Application
The Southwest Research Institute breaks down tasks into those best for industrial robots in comparison with those where collaborative robots would make more sense.

AEye, Seoul Robotics Offer Long-Range Perception System for Smart Traffic Systems
AEye and Seoul Robotics said the integration of their 4Sight M lidar and SENSR 3D perception software will detect and classify objects at greater range and accuracy.

Arbe Robotics Completes SPAC Merger, to Be First Publicly Listed Automotive Imaging Radar Firm
Arbe Robotics, which is developing 4D imaging radar chipsets for vehicle applications, will receive $118 million in investment to continue development and commercialization.

Beaumont Machine Provides SpaceX Equipment With Robotic Articulation
Beaumont Machine has supplied a small-hole electrical discharge machine with robotic articulation from partner ABB to SpaceX, which is using several robots for its rockets.



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