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Sanctuary Cognitive Systems Gets $30M Investment From Canadian Government
The Canadian government wants to be a leader in AI development, as its Strategic Innovation Fund invests in general-purpose robot developer Sanctuary Cognitive Systems.

CartoCanada to Distribute GeoCue Drone Mapping Equipment and Software in Canada
CartoCanada said it chose GeoCue's TrueView 3D lidar sensors and LP360 imaging software for its industrial customers across Canada because of their innovations and support.

Remote Inspection Evolves With Lidar Drones
Lidar drones, or aerial robots equipped with lidar sensors and mapping software, can save time, money, and even lives in inspection, maintenance, and search and rescue operations.

OutdoorNav Software From Clearpath Robotics Designed to Speed Autonomous Vehicle Development
Clearpath Robotics said its OutdoorNav platform provides GPS-based navigation for robotics and autonomous vehicle developers. It also announced a partner program.

Gecko Robotics Works With Siemens Energy to Strengthen European Critical Infrastructure
Gecko Robotics and Siemens Energy said their ultrasonic technology-based robotic inspection services will save money and lives, improve efficiency, and support predictive maintenance. 

Southwestern Pennsylvania Gets $62.7M Grant to Build Robotics and Autonomy Cluster
The Southwestern Pennsylvania New Economy Collaborative is among the recipients of federal Build Back Better Regional Challenge grants for technology and workforce development.

American Robotics Receives FAA Approvals for BVLOS Flights and Unlimited Commercial Drone Operations
American Robotics, a unit of Ondas Holdings, said FAA approvals for beyond visual line-of-sight and unlimited commercial operations will let drone deployments scale.

Robotics and Automation Help Companies Through Economic Challenges, Says Thomas H. Lee Partners
Thomas H. Lee Partners is a leading investor in supply chain and logistics automation startups. Despite economic headwinds, the private equity firm still sees robots as transformative.

Stratom Launches RAPID System for Autonomous Refueling, Recharging, and Liquid Transfer
Stratom said it is the only U.S. company delivering customized autonomous refueling capabilities to enhance safety and resource optimization in logistics and transportation applications.

Rio Tinto’s New Mine Features Autonomous Water Carts, Digital Twin Software, and AGVs
With state of the art of technology such as autonomous haul trucks, virtual reality trainings, Gudai-Darii is Rio Tinto's most advanced mine yet.

Cowen and MassRobotics Report on the Increasing Role of Robotics in Achieving Climate Goals
Cowan, an investment and analyst firm, and the MassRobotics cluster have surveyed manufacturers and end users to learn how robotics is part of their sustainability strategies.

Clearpath Robotics and Open Robotics Launch TurtleBot 4 With ROS 2 Support
Clearpath and Open Robotics have been collaborating for 10 years, and TurtleBot 4 is the first version of the open-source mobile robot development platform to support ROS 2 out of the box.

American Robotics Gets FAA Approval to Deploy Drones Without Operators at Seven Additional Sites
American Robotics, which had already received FAA permission to fly beyond the visual line of sight at three sites, can now operate drones without people on site across six states.

Terradepth Raises Series A Funding Toward Ocean Mapping as a Service
Terradepth will use the funding to further develop its Absolute Ocean cloud-based platform for sharing undersea data for energy, scientific, and utility use.

Exodigo Makes Nonintrusive Underground Mapping Commercially Available, Raises Seed Funding
Exodigo says its mapping platform combines sensors, 3D imaging, and AI to help the construction, mining, and utility industries avoid hazards, costs, and time-consuming work.

Exyn Technologies Obtains ISO 9001 Quality Certification to Expand Robotics Partnerships
Exyn the new certification will assure robotics partners that its AI for autonomous, multi-system operations in complex, GPS-denied environments is high in quality.

American Robotics CEO Discusses Drone Development From the Lab to Real World Use
As American Robotics merges with Ondas, commercializes its Scout drone with FAA approval for BVLOS operations, and expands staff and headquarters, its CEO discusses the choices it made.

Near Earth Autonomy, Kajima Partner for Drone Inspections of GPS-Denied Construction Sites
Near Earth Autonomy, which has developed drones that can navigate without GPS, is working with construction firm Kajima to inspect tunnels

Team CERBERUS and Team Dynamo Win DARPA Subterranean Challenge Final Event
After three years and competition in real and simulated tunnels, urban environments, and caves, two teams took top spots in the $5 million final DARPA SubT Challenge.

Gulf Testing Solutions Enterprise Joins Microdrones Global Distribution Network
GTS will offer Microdrones' lidar sensors, drones, and surveying software to construction, oil and gas, and agriculture customers in Oman.



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