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ABB PixelPaint Car Painting System Wins IERA 2021 Robotics Award
PixelPaint's two robots can apply paint to vehicles faster and with less waste than other methods, improving efficiency and helping the environment, said winner ABB Robotics.

New Gearbox Promises Greater Accuracy and Repeatability for Robotic Motion Control
Conventional drive mechanisms can introduce transmission errors, leading to less accurate motion control and more wear and tear, according to HSOAR Precision Robotics, which offered an alternative.

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.

Realtime Robotics CEO Discusses Funding, Making Industrial Robots Safer, and Ease of Use
CEO Peter Howard describes Realtime Robotics' technology as a "universal translator that removes the need for robot brand-specific programming experts," widening applications.

Realtime Robotics Raises $31.4M Series A for Autonomous Motion Control
Realtime Robotics, which has developed processing and motion control to ease programming and enable safe robot and vehicle operations, plans to perfect its collaborative system.

MegaRobo Raises $30M Series B for Light Robotics, IoT
Robert Bosch Venture Capital and Sinovation participated in MegaRobo's financing, which will enable it to apply its motion-control technology to lab automation, retail, and light manufacturing.

Mech-Mind Robotics Raises Series C Funding for AI Plus Industrial Automation
Mech-Mind Robotics, which provides computer vision systems for industrial applications, said it has raised $100 million to date. The startup plans to expand its offerings.

TRINAMIC Says New Servo Controller/Driver Module Provides Quicker Throughput, Cuts Power Loss by 75%
The single-axis controller/driver module for two-phase bipolar stepper motors integrates motion control to speed transfer time, reduce solution size, and save energy, according to Trinamic.

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.

ARM Institute Launches Fellowship to Support AI in Metals and Manufacturing for Defense Suppliers
The U.S. Department of Defense is sponsoring several organizations that are collaborating to assist small and midsize manufacturers through the use of computer vision and robotics.

Doosan Robotics Cobots Now Support ROS 2 Foxy Fitzroy
Doosan Robotics released the Doosan ROS 2 package, which is compatible with ROS 2 Foxy Fitzroy and intended to enable customers to build cobot applications more easily.

ETH Zurich Researchers Test Neuro-Robotic Prosthesis That Restores Sensory Feedback
Most commercially available prosthetic limbs do not provide sensory feedback, but neuro-robotic prostheses could improve function and quality of life, say ETH Zurich researchers.

Myomo Device Passes First Phase of Brain-Computer Interface Clinical Trial
Myomo said that Thomas Jefferson University has successfully demonstrated that a stroke patient could control a powered MyoPro device with brain signals.

Precise Motion Control Provides Robots New Degrees of Freedom
Advanced motion control is enabling robots to move with precision and repeatability, which is necessary for collaborative applications such as baking and surgery.

Automate Forward Exceeds Goals, Demonstrates Robotics Growth, Says A3’s Jeff Burnstein
This week's Automate Forward event included discussions on innovation, helping businesses adopt robotics, and standards, said A3's president.

How Efficient Dock Scheduling and Forecasting Will Maximize Investments in Demand Sensing
Demand sensing is analytics-based, real-time forecasting, but like all forecasting capabilities, it is only as valuable as the ability to change operations and respond to the issues at hand.

Aurora Labs Awarded CES 2021 Innovation Award
Award for solution giving a ‘glass-bottom boat view' into depths of automotive software.

Automate Trade Show Postponed Until June 2022
Automate show postponed until 2022, but Automate Forward virtual show announced for March 2021

Make Way for Large-Scale Additive Manufacturing
The combination of new technologies and a maturing market has kicked off heightened interest in large-scale AM for production-grade applications.

UPS Ecommerce Fulfillment Strategy for Creating the Supply Chain Warehouse of the Future
UPS, one of the world's largest parcel delivery services, is redesigning its fulfillment processes to meet new challenges, inside and outside the warehouse.



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