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Virtual Incision Obtains Series C Funding for MIRA Robotic Surgical System
The MIRA surgical platform, which Virtual Incision says is the first miniaturized robot of its kind, is currently in clinical studies as the company gets financing for commercialization.

HAI Robotics Helps WINIT Boost E-Commerce Fulfillment in U.K. Warehouse
Global warehouse operator WINIT used HAI Robotics' autonomous case-handling robots to help sellers localize its overseas e-commerce businesses and shorten delivery times to end users.

Mecademic Announces International Partners for Small Industrial Robot Arms
Montreal-based Mecademic has announced partners in North America, Europe, and Australia as it expands its global offering of compact and precise robot arms.

Smith+Nephew Launches CORI, ‘Turnkey’ System for Robot-Assisted Orthopedic Surgery
Smith+Nephew says its CORI handheld robotic system to assist surgeons with knee replacements can improve patient outcomes and is immediately scalable to the U.K.'s National Health Service.

Omron Automation Launches Proof of Concept Center in Michigan
Omron Automation Americas says its new Proof-of-Concept Center in Novi, Mich., will help customers by providing engineers and facilities to test robotics applications before deployment.

Everyday Robots Moves Out of Alphabet X, Reports Progress Toward General Purpose Robot
From cleaning a table and picking up toys to opening doors, everyday tasks are coming within reach of service robots, says Everyday Robots, which is spinning out of X Development.

PickNik Robotics Offers Beta of MoveIt Studio for Managing Robot Arms in Challenging Environments
PickNik Robotics' MoveIt Studio software builds on its support of the open-source robot arm motion planning software to make it easier for users to remotely manage robot arms.

10 Technologies for Autonomous Vehicle, Robotics Developers From NVIDIA’s GTC 2021
From autonomous trucks to robots in factories and warehouses, NVIDIA made a host of announcements at its GTC event, including new libraries, integrations, and simulation products.

Doosan Robotics Named a CES 2022 Innovation Award Honoree for Camera Robot System
Doosan Robotics' NINA robotic camera system, which includes a collaborative robot arm and a mobile base, has been recognized by the Consumer Technology Association for ease of use.

Q3 Robot Sales of $1.48B Put 2021 on Track for Biggest Year Yet, Says A3
Not only did North American third-quarter orders of robots continue a strong trend, but they also demonstrated that more industries are adding automation, according to A3.

MIT CSAIL Designs Dexterous Robot Hands to Easily Manipulate Multiple Objects
MIT CSAIL has built a model-free framework that can learn to reorient more than 2,000 geometrically different objects from above or below, with implications for logistics and manufacturing.

ATI Industrial Automation Develops Mini43LP Force Torque Sensor for Compact, High Precision Applications
ATI said its Mini43LP force/torque sensor is designed to be suitable for smaller applications including electronics assembly, robot-assisted surgery, and laboratory automation.

Stereotaxis Uses Robots and Magnets to Improve Cardiac Ablation for Arrhythmia
Stereotaxis has developed Robotic Magnetic Navigation technology and improved its Genesis teleoperation system to safely and precisely conduct cardiac ablation procedures.

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.

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.

Caltech’s LEONARDO Bipedal Robot Combines Walking With Flying for More Agile Locomotion
Caltech's LEONARDO robot can hop, fly, and walk on a tightrope, thanks to multi-joint legs and propeller-based thrusters. Researchers said hybrid locomotion could provide greater agility.

Honeywell Bridges the Gap Between R&D and Production for Smart Flexible Depalletizer
Honeywell's Smart Flexible Depalletizer is designed to safely automate pallet unloading. The company's CTO explains how it approached development and commercialization.

Trimble Uses Synthetic Data, NVIDIA Isaac Sim to Explore Acceleration of Autonomous Robot Training
Before it could deploy Boston Dynamics' Spot robot for data collection indoors, Trimble used synthetic data from NVIDIA Isaac Sim to tune machine learning models.

Are Collaborative Robots Really Safe and Easy to Use?
While there are safety standards for collaborative robots, it's still important to carefully asses tasks to be automated, explains the Southwest Research Institute.

Vicarious Surgical CEO Discusses Novel Approach to Surgical Robotics, SPAC and NYSE Validation
Vicarious Surgical, which recently closed on its SPAC acquisition and started trading on the New York Stock Exchange, is taking a unique approach to robotic surgery.



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