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XACT Robotics Says System Completes Over 100 ‘Hands-Free’ Surgical Procedures
XACT Robotics said its ACE robotic surgical system has been successfully used to target small percutaneous lesions in more than 100 procedures in the U.S. and Israel.

Top 10 Robotics, Autonomous Vehicle Transactions of July 2021
Although the number of transactions in July 2021 held steady, self-driving car companies and startups working on robot software still raised billions.

Covariant Raises $80M Series C for Robotic Manipulation AI
The Covariant Brain, which uses AI to guide picking robots for more flexible manipulation, has already been successfully deployed in verticals such as grocery and parcel.

Cassie Bipedal Robot Produced by OSU and Agility Robotics Runs 5K
Cassie, the two-legged robot developed at Oregon State University and commercialized by Agility Robotics, completed a 5K course untethered with only two stumbles.

ACE Controls Releases MC75 Miniature Shock Absorber for Robots, Other Tight Spaces
The MC75 shock absorbers are designed to provide high-energy damping in tight installation spaces in industrial manufacturing, materials handling, and robotics applications.

Alphabet’s X Launches Intrinsic to Make Robot Programming Easier
A team at X, the innovation unit of Alphabet, has spent five and a half years developing tools to make it easier for robots to sense and be used in...

How Can Motion Planning Improve Industrial Robot Operations in Factories?
Both industrial and collaborative robots need energy-efficient and safe motion planning, and new AI approaches and algorithms promise to improve manufacturing automation.

Novanta to Acquire Sensor, Tooling Maker ATI Industrial Automation for $172M
Novanta is adding ATI and Schneider Electric Motion to its offerings for industrial equipment manufacturers, as well as for medical and collaborative robots.

MIT Motion-Planning Algorithm Enables Robot to Safely Dress a Person
To move safely and efficiently around people, robots need human-aware motion planning, as in a new algorithm developed at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.

Harmonic Bionics to Demonstrate Upper-Extremity Exoskeleton at Rehab Facilities
Harmonic Bionics plans to send its new Harmony SHR bilateral, upper-body exoskeleton around the country to demonstrate its use for neurological rehabilitation.

NVIDIA, USC Researchers Present DiSECt Simulator for Robotic Cutting
NVIDIA and USC said DiSECt, their differentiable simulation engine for autonomous robotic cutting, could predict forces on knives cutting through soft natural materials.

Novanta to Acquire Motion Control Provider Schneider Electric Motion USA for $115M
Novanta, which supplies medical and advanced equipment manufacturers, is adding automation component supplier Schneider Electric Motion USA to its motion control portfolio.

Universal Robots Adds Cobot Systems Integrators, to Demonstrate ActiNav Picking Across the U.S.
Universal Robots will be demonstrating its ActiNav system for flexible machine loading at five U.S. locations, and it has added four integrators to its network.

Berkshire Grey Opens New Headquarters and Robotics Innovation Center
Berkshire Grey said its new facility will showcase its offerings for global customers, benefit from the Massachusetts robotics ecosystem, and support supply chain automation development.

German, Canadian Researchers Work to Improve Robot Picking in FLAIROP Project
Researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Festo, Darwin AI, and the University of Waterloo are working to apply deep learning to improve robotic picking in warehouses.

Champlain Towers Collapse Demonstrates Need for Disaster-Response Robots, Says Expert
The collapse of part of a condominium building in Surfside, Fla., is a reminder of the need for robots to be more available to local authorities, says IEEE Fellow Robin...

Human-Machine Interaction Is Still Evolving, Note Global Robot Cluster Panelists
The Global Robot Cluster co-hosted a virtual event with MassRobotics and Silicon Valley Robotics examining progress in human-robot interaction for healthcare and industrial uses.

Researchers Make Maneuverable Miniature Robots Controlled With Magnetic Fields
A team of scientists has developed millimeter-sized robots that can be controlled using magnetic fields to perform dexterous manipulations. This could have applications in biomedicine and manufacturing.

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.



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