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Robot Block Party Held by MassRobotics Shows Off Massachusetts Innovations
At its Fifth Annual Robot Block Party, MassRobotics and numerous companies showed the public how robots have developed to help companies and consumers.

Will the Tesla Optimus Chart a New Path for Humanoid Robots? Experts Weigh In
Elon Musk plans to demonstrate a prototype of Tesla's humanoid robot at the company's AI Day, and experts are both excited and skeptical about what he will show.

Recycling Robot Provider EverestLabs Raises $16.1M in Series A
EverestLabs will use the funding to scale up production and address the needs of manufacturing recycling facilities.

Sumitomo and Dexterity Partner to Deploy 1,500 Robots in Japanese Warehouses
Sumitomo, which previously invested in Dexterity, will demonstrate and distribute the company's software-as-a-service robotics offerings in Japan.

Dextrous Robotics Introduces DX-1 System for Speedy Unloading of Shipping Containers
Dextrous Robotics is making the second version of its DX-1 two-armed robot for swiftly loading and unloading trailers available to customers early next year.

United Natural Foods Inc. to Use Symbotic Case-Handling Robotic Systems at Five Distribution Centers
Aiming to lower costs and increase storage space, United Natural Foods Inc. has decided to invest in Symbotic’s multilayered case-handing system.

In a Post-COVID World, Experts Point to Automation
The manufacturing sector is experiencing a crisis. Post-COVID demand and severe labor shortages have pushed many businesses to their breaking point. But there is a light at the end of...

Festo and SICK’s New Safety Program Designed to Teach Students the Importance of Risk Assessment
FESTO and SICK have developed a curriculum designed to inform students about the many facets of robotic safety.

How Many Degrees of Freedom Does My Robot Arm Need?
Degrees of freedom represents the ability of a robot to move in multiple directions, but more isn't always better. The number of axes in a design should be tied to...

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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.

MassTech Hosts Second Annual Manufacturing Mash-Up at Polar Park
The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative designed the Manufacturing Mash-Up to give manufacturers and potential partners opportunities to network and accelerate innovation.

Aerobotix and FerRobotics Create End of Arm Tool for Sanding in Hazardous Environments
Aerobotix and FerRobotics said their new Class II, Division 1 sander tool can eliminate the risk of silicosis and combustion in hazardous environments.

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.

Reshoring Is at Risk From Global ‘Education Gap’ in Automation, Finds ABB Survey
ABB is investing in robotics training programs as a global survey finds that over 70% of U.S. and European businesses plan on reshoring and need skilled workers.

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.

A Domino’s Pizza in Berlin is Piloting a Picnic Works Pizza Station
Picnic Works said it has been working with Domino's since 2021 to secure a pilot.

EverestLabs Opens 24 Hour Robot Operation Center to Provide Support for Materials Recovery Facilities
EverestLabs saids its robots are easier to use, install, and operate. With its new 24/7 center, the company is aiming to reduce the amount of time recycling facilities need to troubleshoot...



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