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634AI Chooses RTI Connext to Provide Connectivity for MAESTRO Mobile Robot Control System
634AI can save time using the RTI Connext DDS software, according to Real-Time Innovations, as it connects mobile robots to navigation and fleet management software.

Seegrid Forms ‘Blue Labs’ R&D Group for Mobile Robot Innovation
Seegrid said its new Blue Labs in-house innovation team will work to build on its Palion autonomous mobile robot hardware and enterprise software.

OhmniLabs Offers Modular Robotics Platform for Cloud-Based Mobile Robot Design
OhmniLabs said its new Ohmni Modular Robotics Platform enables it to rapidly develop, manufacture, and deploy mobile service robots for a wide variety of applications.

Spanish Multinational ACCIONA Works With RobotPlus to Use MiR Mobile Robots for Disinfection
Among the many efforts to use robots in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ACCIONA developed a successful design for a disinfection robot by working with RobotPlus and MiR.

Siemens Switchgear Shanghai Chooses Geek+ Mobile Robots to Improve Storage Efficiency
As part of its Industry 4.0 initiative, Siemens Switchgear Shanghai evaluated different automation options before choosing four mobile robot models from Geek+ to reduce storage area.

PuduTech Raises $78M in Series C Funding for Service Robots
PuduTech, which makes several mobile robots for restaurants, hospitals, disinfection, and supply chain applications, has raised more than $100 million in the past year.

InOrbit Offers Time Capsule to Give Operators, Engineers Insight Into Robot Fleets
InOrbit said the new Time Capsule feature in its cloud-based software-as-a-service offering is designed to make it easier to diagnose robot failures and optimize fleets.

Raymond Corp. Unveils Intralogistics Portfolio Including Automation
Raymond Corp. said its "end-to-endless" intralogistics suite for materials handling includes automated guided vehicles, software, and support services to enable greater visibility and efficiency.

Robotic Deliveries Quadruple During Pandemic, Reports Starship Technologies
Starship Technologies reported that its robotic deliveries have quadrupled worldwide during the COVID-19 pandemic, with demand particularly strong on college campuses.

8 Types of Warehouse Robots by Application
Depending on the task, the space and infrastructure available in the environment, and the need for flexible processes, there are different types of robots for every warehouse.

Robot Fleets Grow Demand for Warehouse Management Software, Interoperability Layer
As warehouse operators add more robots, they can choose vendor support or third-party software providers. In addition, organizations are working on interoperability standards.

Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas, Phantom Auto Partner to Scale Up Remote Operations of Unmanned Forklifts
Phantom Auto is integrating its vehicle-agnostic tele-operations software with Mitsubishi Logisnext America's UniCarriers and Mitsubishi-branded lifts.

Robotics and AI Pioneer Ayanna Howard Named 2021-2022 ACM Athena Lecturer
Ayanna Howard, the 2021-2022 Association for Computing Machinery Athena Lecturer, discusses her career, diversity efforts, and hope for the future in engineering.

AWS RoboMaker Support for ROS 2 Foxy Fitzroy Includes Navigation2
Amazon Web Services' support for the latest build of the Robot Operating System enables developers to more easily create simulations and navigation for robots.

RTI Connext 6.1 Updated to Ease Development, Deployment of Remotely Operated Systems
In addition to its support for complex networking environments, new features in Connext 6.1 facilitate the development of any large-scale and heterogeneous distributed system. 

Ottopia Announces Availability of Teleoperation Software on NVIDIA DRIVE AGX
Ottopia claimed that its software, which is now available on NVIDIA's DRIVE AGX platform, can enable safe teleoperation of any system.

How Amazon Robotics Helps Fill Orders, Create Jobs
From its acquisition of Kiva, now Amazon Robotics, to its construction of fulfillment centers across the U.S., Amazon.com is leading e-commerce and creating jobs.

ViaBot Launches Maintenance Robots as a Service With $6.1M in Funding
ViaBot, whose RUNO robots are already providing autonomous sweeping and security services for Cushman & Wakefield, publicly launched and announced funding.

Chinese Mobile Robot Startup Youibot Raises $15.5M, Led by SoftBank Ventures Asia
Youibot, whose "end-to-end" set of mobile robots and software offerings serve the manufacturing, power, and logistics industries, plans to continue global growth.

First-Quarter 2021 Robot Sales Increase 20% Over Q1 2020, Reports A3
The Association for Advancing Automation said that non-automotive purchases of robots in Q1 2021 were the second-best ever.



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