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TriEye and Trimble to Explore Short-Wave Infrared Sensors for Autonomous Systems, Remote Sensing
Partners are exploring the integration of TriEye's CMOS SWIR sensors with Trimble's autonomous systems to see if the technology can help them see more clearly in challenging conditions.

Wyzo Launches ‘Sidebot’ High-Speed Collaborative Picking Robot
Wyzo's new "sidebot" is a high-speed delta robot plus sensors and software that enable it to conduct pick-and-place operations at speed and also work safely around people.

ARM Institute Issues New Call for Manufacturing, Aerospace, and Defense Projects
The U.S. Defense Department and the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute are looking to fund projects around topics such as AI in manufacturing and aerospace requirements.

Seegrid Improves Smart Path Situational Awareness in Palion Tow Tractor
Seegrid recently released Series 9 of its Palion Tow Tractor, which includes the enhanced Smart Path vision guidance system.

Seegrid Releases Autonomous Palion Tow Tractor Series 8
Seegrid has added the enhanced Smart Path technology for improved awareness and autonomous decision-making capabilities in dynamic facilities to its Palion Tow Tractor Series 8.

FARO Acquires HoloBuilder and Expands Digital Twin Product Suite
FARO Technologies, which provides data collection for industrial customers, has acquired construction progress management firm HoloBuilder for "end-to-end" digital twin offerings.

Top 10 Robotics Transactions of May 2021
Robotics transactions in May 2021 slowed from the previous month, but companies supplying autonomous trucks, software and sensors, and systems for new applications raised millions of dollars.

Toyota AI Ventures Rebrands as Toyota Ventures, to Invest $300M More in Emerging Tech
Toyota AI Ventures, which has invested in robotics, AI, and other emerging technologies, will add carbon neutrality to its portfolio under the Toyota Ventures Climate Fund.

Realtime Robotics CEO Discusses Funding, Making Industrial Robots Safer, and Ease of Use
CEO Peter Howard describes Realtime Robotics' technology as a "universal translator that removes the need for robot brand-specific programming experts," widening applications.

BALYO and Körber Partner for Integration of Autonomous Materials Handling Trucks
BALYO, which provides autonomy technology to turn lift trucks into autonomous robots, will work with integrator Körber Supply Chain to widen adoption of warehouse automation.

Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas to Offer PowerFleet Telematics System in North American Market
The PowerFleet telematics product will be offered as a factory-installed option on all Mitsubishi forklift trucks, Cat lift trucks, and Jungheinrich warehouse vehicles.

Toyota Research Institute Shares Punyo Bubble Gripper Design to Advance Soft Robotics
The source files for the Punyo Soft Bubble Gripper, which Toyota developed for household manipulation, are freely available to researchers working on soft robotics technology.

Airwayz to Deploy Multiple Public Safety Drone Fleets in Same Urban Airspace
Military and civil conflicts cost lives and property damage, but drone fleets such as those managed by Airwayz can help authorities assess the situation and prioritize responses.

SiLC Technologies Plans to Advance 3D Sensing With $17M Series A Funding
SiLC Technologies, which has been developing a 4D+ Vision Chip, said its technology will offer best-in-class performance in range, resolution, and accuracy for lidar sensors.

CUREXO Surgical Robot CUVIS-Spine Gets FDA Approval
CUREXO plans to market its CUVIS-spine system for minimally invasive surgery worldwide now that it has FDA approval in addition to South Korean and European CE certification.

Drones, Data, and Robotics as a Service With Near Earth Autonomy
Understand user requirements first, and then design systems to deliver valuable drone inspection data, say Near Earth Autonomy executives.

OhmniLabs Offers Modular Robotics Platform for Cloud-Based Mobile Robot Design
OhmniLabs said its new Ohmni Modular Robotics Platform enables it to rapidly develop, manufacture, and deploy mobile service robots for a wide variety of applications.

Zebra Technologies Expands Machine Vision, Scanning Offerings and Acquires Adaptive Vision
Zebra Technologies announced its first suite of vision systems for manufacturers and supply chains, and it acquired machine vision software firm Adaptive Vision.

Mech-Mind Robotics Raises Series C Funding for AI Plus Industrial Automation
Mech-Mind Robotics, which provides computer vision systems for industrial applications, said it has raised $100 million to date. The startup plans to expand its offerings.

BALYO Picks Ouster’s 3D Lidar Sensors for Autonomous Forklifts
BALYO, a French provider of autonomous navigation systems for forklifts, plans to upgrade its sensors with 3D digital lidar from Ouster to improve safety and efficiency in warehouses.



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