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MAXXgrip Promises to Advance Material Handling Robotics Performance
The Gripper Co. said its new MAXXgrip robotic gripper combines compliance with suction for hybrid grasping with speed and gentleness for e-commerce.

ASTM International Creates Subcommittee on Robotic Grasping and Manipulation
ASTM International's new subcommittee intends to help robotics users select end effectors by developing standards for grasping and manipulation.

Bosch Rexroth to Display Autonomous Mobile Robots at AMR and Logistics Week 2022
Bosch Rexroth plans to share the latest developments in its mobile robots and software with manufacturers at A3's Boston event next month.

Amazon to Buy Mechatronics Maker Cloostermans to Expand Warehouse Efforts
The Cloostermans agreement comes a month after Amazon said it was purchasing iRobot and several months after it announced it is building its own mobile robot.

Peer Robotics Raises $2.3M in Seed Funding for Haptic-Sensing Mobile Robots
Peer Robotics, a New England-based AMR maker, said it is developing dynamic mobile robot systems that understand physical feedback.

RapidPlan Motion Planning Software From Realtime Robotics Integrates With Siemens Process Simulate
Realtime Robotics' integration of its RapidPlan software allows Siemens customers to visualize, simulate, and validate robot task plans within the Process Simulate environment.

Realtime Robotics Raises an Additional $14.4M for RapidPlan Motion Planning Software
Realtime Robotics, whose RapidPlan is designed to facilitate the design and deployment of industrial robot applications, plans to use its latest funding to scale up.

Apptronik CEO Discusses Humanoid Robots, Amazon Acquisition of iRobot
Apptronik is developing exoskeletons and humanoid robots. CEO Jeff Cardenas reflects on Amazon's purchase of iRobot and the future of service robotics and AI.

Picking Robots Gain Speed and Accuracy
MHS, which provides materials handling systems including goods-to-robot and singulation robots, describes how technology has increased throughput.

North American Robot Sales Reach New Records for Third Quarter in a Row, Says A3
North American robot sales continued to set records for year-over-year growth, according to the Association for Advancing Automation. FANUC also saw strong demand.

The Robotics Group of MHI Admits Daifuku Wynright, Schneider Electric, and Third Wave Automation as Members
The Robotics Group recently approved Schneider Electric, Third Wave Automation, and Daifuku Wynright's applications to join the materials handling industry group.

MassRobotics, Festo, Mitsubishi Electric, MITRE, and Novanta to Support Second Cohort of Healthcare Robotics Startups
MassRobotics, Festo, Mitsubishi Electric Automation, MITRE, Novanta, and Celera Motion Control are seeking young companies to aid with the Healthcare Robotics Startup Catalyst Program.

euroTECH eT-Litocran700 Robot Gives a Lift to Construction Work
euroTECH is offering the eT-Litocran700 system, which can lift windows and façade elements weighing up to 700 kg, assisting construction workers, in Central Europe.

GrayMatter Robotics Raises $20M Series A for Automating Surface Finishing
GrayMatter Robotics' AI helps automate surface finishing and treatment in high-mix, high-variability production. It plans to hire for a wide range of positions.

Virtual Incision’s MIRA Surgical Robot to Show Skills on International Space Station
Virtual Incision said its MIRA miniaturized robot-assisted surgical device will demonstrate the potential for greater access to surgical care on Earth and beyond.

Sarcos Technology and Robotics Corp. Hones Robots, Exoskeletons With Humans in the Loop
Sarcos Technology and Robotics Corp. began developing systems for the defense industry and has been growing quickly to augment human strength and productivity while maintaining safety.

6 Robotics Firms Make List of ‘Top 50 Most Promising Private Advanced Manufacturing Companies’
Advanced manufacturing includes AI and robots for tasks ranging from materials movement to welding. CB Insights recognized six companies for their commercial and fundraising success.

Special Focus Issue
Precision and Automation in Manufacturing
In this Special Focus Issue, learn how robot precision is improving with advances in perception, software, and controls, leading to new applications in manufacturing and other industries.

ABB IRB 390 FlexPacker Delta Robot for Fast Picking Wins Red Dot Award
ABB said the FlexPacker’s compact design quality, innovation, and concept of focused productivity helped it become the the first industrial Delta robot to win the Red Dot award

ARM Institute Calls for Projects to Advance AI, Robotics in Manufacturing
The ARM Institute has issued its final 22-01 Technology Project Call, seeking proposals for ways to make robots work better with humans, learn faster, and reduce waste in manufacturing.



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