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Walmart Invests in DroneUp for Nationwide Drone Deliveries
After completing hundreds of successful test flights in the past year, Walmart said it is expanding its partnership and investing in drone delivery and services provider DroneUp.

Soft Robotics Names AMP Automation as a Preferred System Integrator
Soft Robotics, which makes the mGrip compliant gripper, 3D vision, and AI systems, is working with AMP Automation to expand robotics adoption in the European food and beverage market.

Drone Express and FarEye Partner to Launch Autonomous Drone Deliveries for U.S. Retailers
Drone Express, which provides commercial drones as a service, and FarEye, which offers logistics optimization software, say they will offer end-to-end visibility and route optimization.

Qualcomm Releases Roster of 7 IoT Products Built to Drive Digital Transformation
Qualcomm has released seven new products that it said will help with Internet of Things and AI applications including connected healthcare, logistics management, and warehousing.

Geek+ Deploys 100 Mobile Robots at Circle K Distribution Center in Hong Kong
Circle K Hong Kong has deployed 100 Geek+ autonomous mobile robots for picking at its distribution center, which serves 300 convenience stores and handles 1 million items daily.

Top 10 Robotics Transactions of May 2021
Robotics transactions in May 2021 slowed from the previous month, but companies supplying autonomous trucks, software and sensors, and systems for new applications raised millions of dollars.

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.

Flytrex Gets FAA Approval to Expand Backyard Drone Deliveries in North Carolina
Flytrex has received a waiver from the FAA to operate above people, expanding its on-demand drone deliveries from a local Walmart and restaurants in Fayetteville, N.C.

OhmniLabs Offers Modular Robotics Platform for Cloud-Based Mobile Robot Design
OhmniLabs said its new Ohmni Modular Robotics Platform enables it to rapidly develop, manufacture, and deploy mobile service robots for a wide variety of applications.

Vargo Agrees to Distribute OPEX Warehouse Automation
Material handling systems integrator VARGO is partnering with OPEX Corp., which provides automated storage and retrieval systems and other warehouse automation.

PuduTech Raises $78M in Series C Funding for Service Robots
PuduTech, which makes several mobile robots for restaurants, hospitals, disinfection, and supply chain applications, has raised more than $100 million in the past year.

RightHand Robotics Opens RightPick Center Europe in Germany
RightHand Robotics, whose RightPick 3 robotic system is designed for item handling, has opened a business development and training center in Nürnberg, Germany.

Robotic Deliveries Quadruple During Pandemic, Reports Starship Technologies
Starship Technologies reported that its robotic deliveries have quadrupled worldwide during the COVID-19 pandemic, with demand particularly strong on college campuses.

Orbbec to Build Time-of-Flight 3D Cameras on Microsoft Azure Depth Platform
Orbbec said its design and manufacturing expertise will complement Microsoft's 3D sensor and cloud technology for a new 3D, time-of-flight sensors to meet growing developer demand.

AWS RoboMaker Support for ROS 2 Foxy Fitzroy Includes Navigation2
Amazon Web Services' support for the latest build of the Robot Operating System enables developers to more easily create simulations and navigation for robots.

How Amazon Robotics Helps Fill Orders, Create Jobs
From its acquisition of Kiva, now Amazon Robotics, to its construction of fulfillment centers across the U.S., Amazon.com is leading e-commerce and creating jobs.

Kroger Partners With Drone Express on Grocery Drone Delivery Pilot
Kroger said it will offer bundles of related grocery products, such as for child care or a picnic, through a drone delivery service it is piloting with Drone Express.

Attabotics Works With AltaML and Amii to Add AI Capabilities to Supply Chains
Attabotics has partnered with two organizations in Alberta, Canada, to add AI, machine learning, and IoT to help customers be more proactive.

Wing Drone Deliveries Get Good Marks From First Virginia Town Testing the Service
After being the first town in the U.S. to test Wing's drone delivery, Christiansburg, Va., residents reported favorable attitudes toward the service.

Meituan Raises $10B to Develop Robotic and Drone Delivery
Meituan has raised $10 billion, which the Chinese e-commerce provider said it will invest in developing autonomous delivery vehicles and drone services.



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