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ASTM International Continues Work on Mobile Manipulator Performance Standard
ASTM International will discuss a performance standard for mobile manipulators, as scientists announce progress in research into finray-effect grippers for high-speed assembly.

Bionomous Closes Series A Funding for EggSorter Life Science Automation
Bionomous, which has developed the EggSorter device for inspecting, sorting, and dispensing small biological entities, plans to use the funding to continue global commercialization.

Atlas Humanoid Robot Gets a Grip in New Videos From Boston Dynamics
Atlas is now able to do more humanlike motions, thanks to software and electrical development around perception, locomotion, and manipulation at Boston Dynamics.

IFR Report ‘World Robotics R&D Programs’ Looks at How Asia, Europe, and the U.S. Invest
The IFR, or International Federation of Robotics, released its latest report on government funding of research and development as countries compete for economic growth.

GITA USA Secures First Purchase Order From ‘Major Local Space Company’
GITA said it is developing robots that could one day help maintain cities on Mars. Its U.S. branch recently secured its first customers months after it opened headquarters in...

CMU Partners With UC Berkeley for R&D Into Low-Cost Legged Robot
Carnegie Mellon University and the University of California, Berkeley, have developed a new legged robot that can walk upstairs and though terrain using a new training method.

ABB Robotics Partners with Vyripharm Enterprises for New Automated Lab Testing Platform
ABB Robotics and Vyripharm Enterprises are teaming up to develop a new automated lab platform for research of raw material and novel pharmaceutical compounds.

Teledyne to Exhibit New Industrial Imaging Technologies at The Vision Show
Teledyne and its DALSA, e2v, FLIR, and Lumenera units will display their latest systems for machine vision and inspection at A3's The Vision Show next week.

Festo Plans to Demonstrate Two Agile Flying Robots at RoboBoston
Festo will show off its BionicOpter and BionicSwifts at MassRobotics' RoboBoston event in Boston. The flying robots are designed to be more maneuverable than other drones.

HaptX Raises $23M to Commercialize Next-Generation Haptic Gloves
HaptX has received strategic funding led by AIS Global and Crescent Cove Advisors that it will apply to bringing its haptic gloves to market.

New Robotics and AI Lab at Saint Leo University Designed to Give Students Hands-on Time with Robots
A new lab at Saint Leo University in Florida was designed to teach students about a range of robotics applications.

University of Leeds Scientists Discuss the Role of Automation in Global Sustainability
A new report outlines the findings of a team of international researchers related to automation, sustainability, and human-to-robot relationships.

Flexiv Designs Robotic Development Kit to Empower Users to Build Complex Applications
Flexiv said its Robotic Development Kit relies on custom APIs to allow users to quickly and easily modify the programming of robots for tasks in a variety of industries.

Cogniteam Raises Series A Funding to Enhance Nimbus Low-Code AI for Robotics
Cogniteam, which says its Nimbus platform can accelerate robot development from a process that can take up to six years, plans to grow its product development and sales teams.

Clearpath Robotics and Open Robotics Launch TurtleBot 4 With ROS 2 Support
Clearpath and Open Robotics have been collaborating for 10 years, and TurtleBot 4 is the first version of the open-source mobile robot development platform to support ROS 2 out of the box.

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.

Terradepth Raises Series A Funding Toward Ocean Mapping as a Service
Terradepth will use the funding to further develop its Absolute Ocean cloud-based platform for sharing undersea data for energy, scientific, and utility use.

Kraken Completes Robotics as a Service Contract for Royal Canadian Navy
Kraken Robotics says its recently completed contract with the Royal Canadian Navy demonstrated that its KATFISH and LW-SAS systems can meet naval needs for high-quality survey data.

Rovco and Vaarst Receive Series B Funding for Marine Technologies for Renewable Energy
Rovco and Vaarst have received about $20 million from Legal & General Capital and Equinor to continue developing computer vision and undersea robotics for clean energy.

PickNik Robotics to Collaborate With Sierra Space for Space Habitats, Deep Space Missions
PickNik Robotics is working with Sierra Space to develop autonomous and remote-controlled systems that will support habitats in low Earth orbit, on the Moon, or on Mars.



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