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Motor Technology Improvements Make Robots More Capable
Motors are important components for robotic development. Improvements to the technology are making autonomous machines more accurate, efficient, and powerful.

FANUC to Introduce New DR-3iB/6 STAINLESS Delta Robot for Primary Food Handling at Automate 2022
FANUC will have plenty of demonstrations at Automate 2022 this year, including for its new food handling robots and cobots.

Ally Robotics Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for Affordable Robot Arms for Restaurants, Other Industries
Ally Robotics is raising up to $8.5 million in seed capital and said Miso Robotics plans to use its low-cost, no-code robot arms for its Flippy frying system.

igus Turns to Unity to Update Interface and Back End of Its Online Robot Configurator
Game on! Using video game engine Unity, igus recently updated its linear robot configurator to be easier and more intuitive to use.

RightHand Robotics to Give RightPick 3 European Debut at LogiMAT 2022
RightHand Robotics, whose RightPick 3 applies AI and a multifunction gripper to pick items without prior models, is expanding its European presence and exhibiting in Stuttgart.

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Kassow Robots Expands Its Reach in the Eastern U.S. With BlueBay Automation Partnership
Kassow's line of seven-axis lightweight cobot arms, which are intended to widen the range of applications for industrial automation, have joined BlueBay's offerings.

ABB Robotics Unveils Art Car Precisely Painted With PixelPaint Robot
ABB Robotics unveiled a car painted by its PixelPaint robot, recreating art while demonstrating how its technology can reduce complexity and paint more efficiently and sustainably.

Cybernetix Ventures Launches $50M Fund for Robotics, Automation, and AI Startups
Cybernetix Ventures was created by MassRobotics co-founder Fady Saad and sensor industry executive Mark Martin and already has $25 million committed. It said it is the first of its kind.

Auris Health Surgical Robot System Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Urological Procedures
Auris Health will soon start human clinical studies for its surgical robot system after receiving 510(k) clearance for bronchoscopy and urology from the FDA.

Pittsburgh Robotics Network Welcomes Plus One Robotics to Its Growing Community
The Pittsburgh Robotics Network, which counts more than 100 companies and technology leaders, announced that autonomy developer Plus One Robotics is expanding from Texas to Pittsburgh.

Celera Motion Enhances Aura Absolute Chip Encoder for Cobots, Surgical Robots
Celera Motion said its Aura Absolute Chip Encoder Series, which includes built-in eccentricity compensation and wide tolerance alignments, now offers new sizes and capabilities.

Warehouses Expect Return on Investments From Mobile Robots
Autonomous mobile robots are fast becoming regular fixtures in the warehouse industry thanks to their relatively low costs, scalability, and ease of use.

Engelberger Awards for 2022 Recognize Six Robotics Pioneers
The six recipients of this year's Engelberger Robotics Awards for leadership, education, and technology will receive their honors at Automate in Detroit and Automatica in Munich next month.

Agility Robotics Raises Series B to Put Digit Robots Alongside Humans in Warehouses
Agility Robotics, which has developed the Digit humanoid robot for warehouses, has raised $150 million from investors including Amazon to grow its staff and scale production.

Rapyuta Robotics Obtains Series C Funding for Collaborative Mobile Picking Robots
Rapyuta Robotics, which claims to be the leader in cloud-based, collaborative mobile robots for picking in Japan, has raised a total of $81 million to date as it expands.

Virtual Incision Gets OK From FDA for Clinical Studies on Bowel Resection Procedures
Virtual Incision announced that the FDA has granted it an Investigational Device Exemption to complete research on how its robot-assisted surgery platform can aid bowel resection procedures.

Boston Dynamics VP Discusses Development of Stretch Robot
Boston Dynamics has designed Stretch to unload boxes from trucks, building on the technologies from its previous robots, says Kevin Blankespoor.

Accelus and CHP Call Off Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery SPAC Merger
Accelus, which has developed robotic targeting system and proprietary expansion technology for spine surgery, called off its SPAC merger because of "market conditions."

MIT Team Develops Teleoperated Robot to Treat Endovascular Patients Within Stroke’s ‘Golden Hour’
Engineers developed a telerobotic system to help surgeons remotely treat patients experiencing stroke or aneurysm. With a modified joystick, surgeons may control a robotic arm at another hospital to operate...



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