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Warehouses Require More Flexible Automation Than Conventional ASRS, Says Caja Robotics Exec
Most automated storage and retrieval systems require warehouse operators to invest in infrastructure, notes Caja Robotics EVP Hanna Yanovsky. She claims Caja's systems offer more flexibility.

Facility Management Company ISS Selects UVD Disinfection Robots for Global Distribution
ISS World Services will offer Blue Ocean Robotics' autonomous UVD Robots to its more than 60,000 customers for disinfecting spaces such as hospitals, factories, and offices.

NVIDIA Releases Jetson AGX Xavier Industrial Module for Harsh Environments
NVIDIA said its new NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier Industrial module is designed to enable multiple industries to deploy AI at the edge in environments where safety and reliability are critical.

Dusty Robotics Raises $16.5M Series A for Construction Automation
Dusty Robotics, whose FieldPrinter robot can rapidly lay out plans following building information models, will use its investment to scale up to meet construction industry demand.

Scythe Robotics Emerges From Stealth With $18.6M in Series A Funding for Autonomous Mower
Scythe Robotics has raised Series A funding and is offering its electric commercial lawnmower through a robotics-as-a-service model. It can also capture property and performance data.

FedEx, Nuro Enter Multi-Year Agreement to Test Autonomous Delivery Vehicles
FedEx and Nuro said their multiyear partnership will test Nuro's autonomous delivery vehicle within FedEx operations, as Nuro expands into parcel logistics and FedEx offers new services.

Mobile Industrial Robots Launches MiR250 Hook for Towing Heavy Carts
MiR said its patented autonomous mobile robot accessory offers high precision and performance when picking up, transporting, and delivering carts with payloads up to 1,100 lb.

TriEye and Trimble to Explore Short-Wave Infrared Sensors for Autonomous Systems, Remote Sensing
Partners are exploring the integration of TriEye's CMOS SWIR sensors with Trimble's autonomous systems to see if the technology can help them see more clearly in challenging conditions.

Intech NDE to Distribute Sarcos Robotics’ Guardian S Inspection Robot in Canada
Sarcos has named Intech NDE as official distribution partner for providing its Guardian S compact, remote visual inspection and surveillance robot to customers across Canada.

Canon Solutions America Adds SoftBank Robotics’ Whiz to Workplace Health Portfolio
Canon Solutions America is offering the Whiz vacuuming robot, produced by SoftBank Robotics and using Brain Corp.'s Brain OS, among its integrated products and services to commercial sites.

ARM Institute Issues New Call for Manufacturing, Aerospace, and Defense Projects
The U.S. Defense Department and the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute are looking to fund projects around topics such as AI in manufacturing and aerospace requirements.

Gideon Brothers Raises $31M to Expand Vision-Based Autonomous Mobile Robots
Gideon Brothers, which has developed AI and vision-guided mobile robots, plans to accelerate commercialization of its supply chain automation and open offices in Munich and Boston.

Seegrid Improves Smart Path Situational Awareness in Palion Tow Tractor
Seegrid recently released Series 9 of its Palion Tow Tractor, which includes the enhanced Smart Path vision guidance system.

Seegrid Releases Autonomous Palion Tow Tractor Series 8
Seegrid has added the enhanced Smart Path technology for improved awareness and autonomous decision-making capabilities in dynamic facilities to its Palion Tow Tractor Series 8.

Vecna Robotics Names Craig Malloy as CEO, as Mobile Robot Demand Surges
Craig Malloy, a U.S. Navy veteran, will focus on Vecna Robotics' organizational and operational needs as it scales up, while founder Daniel Theobald will serve as chief innovation officer.

Geek+ Deploys 100 Mobile Robots at Circle K Distribution Center in Hong Kong
Circle K Hong Kong has deployed 100 Geek+ autonomous mobile robots for picking at its distribution center, which serves 300 convenience stores and handles 1 million items daily.

Legged, Wheeled, and Tracked Robots Could Be on Same Power Curve, Find U.S. Army Researchers
From cockroaches to tanks, U.S. Army researchers have found that the same power-mass-speed relation describes both biological systems and mobile ground robots using different locomotion.

Top 10 Robotics Transactions of May 2021
Robotics transactions in May 2021 slowed from the previous month, but companies supplying autonomous trucks, software and sensors, and systems for new applications raised millions of dollars.

Toyota AI Ventures Rebrands as Toyota Ventures, to Invest $300M More in Emerging Tech
Toyota AI Ventures, which has invested in robotics, AI, and other emerging technologies, will add carbon neutrality to its portfolio under the Toyota Ventures Climate Fund.

eKentucky Advanced Manufacturing Institute Opens New Training Center, Adds Robotics Coursework
eKAMI is opening a new Robotics Center in Eastern Kentucky that will include hands-on experience with a variety of robot arms and mobile robots to retrain workers for rewarding careers.



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