MassRobotics Mobile Robot Interoperability Standard Has First Demo at FedEx During A3 Conference
October 15, 2021
Vecna Robotics, Waypoint Robotics, and WiBotic conducted a historic demonstration of the MassRobotics interoperability standard at the FedEx R&D enter during A3's conference in Memphis.
Cogniteam Releases Nimbus Cloud-Based Platform to Reduce Robot Time to Market by 80%
October 13, 2021
Cogniteam said its Nimbus operating system can cut development time by 80% and deliver a seamless user experience from development to deployment, as well as enable in-field maintenance.
Trimble Uses Synthetic Data, NVIDIA Isaac Sim to Explore Acceleration of Autonomous Robot Training
October 5, 2021
Before it could deploy Boston Dynamics' Spot robot for data collection indoors, Trimble used synthetic data from NVIDIA Isaac Sim to tune machine learning models.
NVIDIA Working With Open Robotics to Accelerate ROS 2 Perception for Robot Developers
September 22, 2021
NVIDIA is working to help robotics developers and startups by enabling ROS 2 to run on its Jetson processors for perception, modeling, and training in realistic environments.
GrAI Matter Labs and ADLINK Partner to Integrate SMARC Module With GrAI VIP
September 20, 2021
GrAI Matter Labs is combining its vision AI processors with ADLINK's development kits to enable smarter and more efficient camera modules on devices at the edge.
Agile Robots Raises Series C Funding, Claims to Be First Unicorn in Field
September 13, 2021
Agile Robots, which has headquarters in Munich and Beijing, has developed software and hardware and said it is the first intelligent robotics company worth $1 billion.
Renesas and eProsima Port micro-ROS to Microcontrollers to Simplify Robotics Development
September 3, 2021
Renesas and eProsima say that by making the RA microcontroller units the official development for micro-ROS will help facilitate IoT and industrial robotics adoption.
Velodyne Lidar, MOV.AI Team Up to Help Developers of Industrial Mobile Robot Applications
August 31, 2021
Velodyne Lidar's Puck sensors, plus MOV.AI's ROS-based Robotics Engine Platform, will enable developers to build mobile robots for dynamic environments, say partners.
Perrone Robotics Signs OEM Agreement With Local Motors for Autonomous Shuttles
August 25, 2021
Autonomous vehicle pioneers Perrone Robotics and Local Motors are collaborating to integrate Perrone's TONY autonomy kit into Local Motors Olli electric shuttle this year.
DoD Chooses Stratom for Stage II of Modular Autonomy and Robotic Software Program
August 13, 2021
Stratom, which worked on the first stage of the MARS program, will continue to help migrate military ground robots from ROS-M to ROS 2, the latest version of the Robot Operating...
InOrbit Joins MassRobotics and Supports Autonomous Mobile Robot Interoperability Standard
July 21, 2021
InOrbit, which is in the Robot Operations Group, has joined MassRobotics and is contributing to the organization's efforts to get mobile robots to work better together.
The Market Heats Up and Businesses Scramble for Workers
July 19, 2021
Now labeled a ‘crisis,’ the labor shortage is impacting companies in all regions, every size, and all industries.
Mission Robotics Uses RTI Connext 6.1 for Remotely Operated Vehicle Control and Monitoring
July 8, 2021
Mission Robotics is developing technology to enable marine robotics developers to more easily add capabilities, and RTI Connext 6.1 enabled it to quickly build and deploy controls.
RiACT Execs Aim for Cobots That Are Both Flexible and Simple to Use
June 15, 2021
RiACT, a Danish startup that has developed software for abstracting collaborative robot actions and making them easier to program, has announced pre-seed funding.
Stratom to Develop Autonomous Pallet Loader for U.S. Marine Corps
June 14, 2021
Stratom has received an SBIR contract to develop an Autonomous Pallet Loader that can move 10,000-lb. pallets on and off aircraft. Robotics 24/7 spoke with Stratom's CEO about the vehicle.
Richard King Mellon Foundation Approves $75M Grant to Build New Robotics Center at CMU
May 20, 2021
Pittsburgh is one of the top regions for robotics R&D in the U.S., if not the world. CMU has received a grant providing $150M for a new Robotics...
AWS RoboMaker Support for ROS 2 Foxy Fitzroy Includes Navigation2
May 11, 2021
Amazon Web Services' support for the latest build of the Robot Operating System enables developers to more easily create simulations and navigation for robots.
Doosan Robotics Cobots Now Support ROS 2 Foxy Fitzroy
April 30, 2021
Doosan Robotics released the Doosan ROS 2 package, which is compatible with ROS 2 Foxy Fitzroy and intended to enable customers to build cobot applications more easily.
New Mobile Manipulator Designed for Affordability, Ease of Use by Waypoint and Productive Robotics
April 18, 2021
Waypoint Robotics said its new mobile manipulator, which combines its Vector AMR and Productive Robotics' OB7 cobot, is designed to be easy to use and affordable for companies of all...
Microsoft Buys Conversational AI Firm Nuance Communications for $19.7B
April 12, 2021
Microsoft plans to add Nuance's voice software and services for healthcare and other industries to its cloud/edge offerings.