RE2 Robotics Recaps 2021 Successes and Looks Ahead to 2022
January 5, 2022
RE2 Robotics, which develops mobile manipulation robots and software, noted that its technology found uses in aviation, construction, and healthcare, with applications still growing.
Nauticus Robotics to Go Public With CleanTech Acquisition SPAC Merger
December 17, 2021
Nauticus, which is offering its software and robotics as a service for more sustainable ocean operations, will be worth about $561 million after SPAC deal.
Eureka Robotics Develops Software to Add Sensitivity, Dexterity to Industrial Robots
November 29, 2021
The force-feedback algorithm in Dynamis, which was first demonstrated in NTU Singapore's Ikea Bot, is designed to enable robots to manipulate small and delicate parts without damaging them.
PickNik Robotics Offers Beta of MoveIt Studio for Managing Robot Arms in Challenging Environments
November 17, 2021
PickNik Robotics' MoveIt Studio software builds on its support of the open-source robot arm motion planning software to make it easier for users to remotely manage robot arms.
RE2 Robotics Receives U.S. Navy Funding for CLAMS System to Improve ROV Manipulation
November 16, 2021
RE2 Robotics has received SBIR funding to improve and unify control of the RE2 Sapien Sea Class robot arms on the VideoRay Defender remotely operated vehicles for topside operators.
Honda Tests Autonomous Work Vehicle Prototype at Black & Veatch Solar Construction Site
November 15, 2021
Honda said it expects its Autonomous Work Vehicles, now in testing, to be capable of performing a wide range of services for industries that need a rugged, off-road system.
10 Technologies for Autonomous Vehicle, Robotics Developers From NVIDIA’s GTC 2021
November 12, 2021
From autonomous trucks to robots in factories and warehouses, NVIDIA made a host of announcements at its GTC event, including new libraries, integrations, and simulation products.
Touchlab Develops Electronic Skin, Reaches ANA Avatar XPRIZE Finals
November 8, 2021
Touchlab, an ANA Avatar XPRIZE finalist, has developed thin sensors that can provide "electronic skin" and work with existing grippers and could have a variety of commercial uses.
ANA Avatar XPRIZE Competition Announces 15 Finalist Teams
October 22, 2021
After conducting semifinals testing in Miami last month, the ANA Avatar XPRIZE Competition has selected teams from eight countries to advance in demonstrating telepresence technology.
Festo and MassRobotics Choose Four Companies for Healthcare Robotics Startup Catalyst
October 21, 2021
Festo and MassRobotics will help the companies chosen for the Healthcare Robotics Startup Catalyst program with introductions, subject-matter experts, and technical and marketing support.
Formant Partners With PickNik Robotics for Cloud Based Mobile Manipulation
October 19, 2021
To advance mobile manipulation, PickNik Robotics and Formant are collaborating on a cloud-based, low-latency interface for advanced motion planning for robot arms.
Saildrone Closes Series C Funding to Advance Ocean Data Systems
October 18, 2021
Saildrone, which provides ocean data, mapping, and intelligence systems, has raised $100 million to grow its data-insight teams and go-to-market functions for science and defense markets.
Beaumont Machine Provides SpaceX Equipment With Robotic Articulation
October 7, 2021
Beaumont Machine has supplied a small-hole electrical discharge machine with robotic articulation from partner ABB to SpaceX, which is using several robots for its rockets.
MassRobotics Opens Applications for Second Jumpstart Fellowship Program to Encourage Robotics Diversity
September 15, 2021
MassRobotics has opened registration for the second cohort of its Jumpstart Fellowship Program offering diverse high school girls opportunities to learn about STEM careers.
NASA Perseverance Rover Cores First Rock on Mars
September 3, 2021
NASA reported that the robotic arm and drill on the Perseverance rover has collected a rock sample on Mars in its second attempt, but it needs more images to confirm.
Launcher Buys Second Metal 3D Printer From Velo3D for Rocket Parts
September 1, 2021
Launcher, which is developing rockets and orbital transfer vehicles to affordably launch small satellites, has added a second 3D printer from Velo3D for titanium.
WiBotic Releases New Chargers and Transmitters for Drones and Autonomous Mobile Robots
August 17, 2021
WiBotic has developed new onboard chargers for mobile robots of all kinds, as well as the Commander fleet power management software and transmitters using GaN Systems' technology.
Matterport Closes SPAC Merger, Raises $640M to Advance Digital Twins
July 22, 2021
Matterport, whose technology creates 3D digital twins of spaces of all sizes, has completed its special-purpose acquisition company deal and will begin trading on Nasdaq.
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.
Human-Machine Interaction Is Still Evolving, Note Global Robot Cluster Panelists
June 25, 2021
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.