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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.

Sarcos Technology and Robotics Corporation to Acquire RE2 for $100M
Sarcos is purchasing RE2 for an estimated $100 million to expand its customer base and to explore new industries.

RE2 Robotics, VideoRay Reach Reach New Depth With Underwater Robot
RE2 Robotics, which has developed the Maritime Mine Neutralization System with VideoRay, has set a new 1 km depth record for inspection-class remotely operated vehicles underwater.

Terradepth Launches Absolute Ocean Data as a Service Platform to Map World’s Oceans
Terradepth's new Absolute Ocean platform is a cloud-based way for scientific, government, and industrial users to manage and share undersea data, which is provided as a service.

Automata Raises Series B Financing for Laboratory Robotics
Automata, which raised $50 million, plans to continue development of its Automata Labs product for scientists working in drug discovery, healthcare diagnostics, and biotech.

Mobile Logistics Robots Take a Starring Role Across Industries
A combination of hardware and software improvements, worker shortages, and growing recognition of efficiency and data insights is driving adoption of mobile logistics robots.

Omron Automation Americas Opens Advanced Motion R&D Center in California
Omron Automation Americas' new Omron Advanced Motion Research and Development Center in Chatsworth, Calif., will work with customers on smaller, faster, and more accurate motion controllers.

Anduril Industries Acquires Dive Technologies, Adds Autonomous Underwater Vehicles to Arsenal
Anduril has added Dive Technologies' DIVE-LD modular underwater vehicle to its offerings for autonomous data collection for military, scientific, and industrial use.

Terradepth Co-CEO Describes Buddy Drones, Data Cloud Supporting Virtual Ocean Concept
Terradepth, which recently named new executives, has developed drones to relay data to the cloud as part of its Virtual Ocean concept for undersea mapping.



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