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9 Welding Robots to Watch From Fabtech 2021
At Fabtech 2021, cobot vendors displayed the latest features and accessories for automated welding, as shops struggle with worker shortages exacerbated by the pandemic.

Keenon Robotics Raises $200M in Series D Funding for Service Robots
Keenon Robotics plans to use its latest financing, led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2, to develop applications for its mobile service robots and expand into new markets.

Tower Semiconductor Says New Lidar Technology Can Make Autonomous Vehicles More Responsive
Tower Semiconductor, which provides foundry platforms for integrated circuits, said it has made a breakthrough for high-precision lidar in autonomous vehicles.

Plus Starts Development With Teledyne FLIR to Test Thermal Cameras for Autonomous Trucks
Autonomous truck developer Plus is exploring with defense systems maker Teledyne FLIR to explore if thermal imaging can complement cameras, lidar, and radar for certain conditions.

Decathlon to Deploy PAL Robotics’ StockBot Across Stores Worldwide
PAL Robotics' StockBot has reduced time spent performing inventory, freeing teammates for customer service. Decathlon is expanding implementations beyond Singapore.

Top 10 Robotics and Autonomous Vehicle Transactions of August 2021
In August 2021, the total number of deals and their dollar value fell from the previous month, but industrial automation, self-driving cars, and logistics still thrived.

Ossia Receives European, U.K. Regulatory Approval for Cota Wireless Power System
Ossia, which has developed the proprietary Cota system for remote wireless power delivery to specific devices, has obtained regulatory approvals in the U.S., U.K., and Europe.

Piaggio Fast Forward Obtains Patent for Self-Driving Cargo Robots
Piaggio Fast Forward has been modeling human behavior to enable its mobile robots to autonomously follow pedestrians in dynamic indoor and outdoor environments.

DHL Express, Dorabot Deploy DHLBot, Which Uses AI to Sort Parcels
DHL Express has deployed with Dorabot an AI-powered robotic arm in Singapore and South Korea. The DHLBot can sort up to 1,000 percels per hour and can increase efficiency by 40%.

Hexagon Releases HxGN Robotic Automation for Industry 4.0 Quality Assurance
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence said its new HxGN Robotic Automation software enables quality control professionals to more easily program robot inspection cells.

NASA Perseverance Rover Cores First Rock on Mars
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.

9 Robotics and AI Companies Make Futurology List of 101 Silicon Valley Innovators
Silicon Valley is home to hundreds of robotics and AI companies, but here are nine innovators worth watching in autonomous vehicles, dexterous manipulation, and more.

Gulf Testing Solutions Enterprise Joins Microdrones Global Distribution Network
GTS will offer Microdrones' lidar sensors, drones, and surveying software to construction, oil and gas, and agriculture customers in Oman.

Velodyne Lidar, MOV.AI Team Up to Help Developers of Industrial Mobile Robot Applications
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.

OhmniLabs Provides Telepresence Robots to eKAMI, Industrial Users
OhmniLabs, which has grown threefold over the past year, is serving growing demand for telepresence robots in multiple industries during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Schnuck Markets to Deploy Simbe Tally Inventory Robots Chainwide
Regional grocery chain Schnucks plans to expand its deployment of Simbe Robotics' mobile robots, which use AI and the cloud, to all 111 of its retail locations.

OSHA and Robotics: What You Need to Know About Safety
While OSHA may not have much in the way of robotics safety standards, other guidance does exist, and integrators and operators should conduct a thorough risk assessment before deployment.

Alibaba Group Buys Stake in Autonomous Robotaxi Firm DeepRoute
DeepRoute, which says it is developing "full-stack" autonomous driving, is the latest startup to receive funding from e-commerce company Alibaba, "China's Amazon."

Basil Street Cafe Rolls Out Proprietary Pizza Kiosks Nationwide
Basil Street Café, which is raising funding through a crowdfunding campaign on SeedInvest, has developed automated pizza kitchens that it claims can replicate brick-oven pizza.

Velodyne Lidar Signs Agreement With Renu Robotics for Sensors in Mowing Robots
Renu Robotics, whose Renubot is a fully autonomous, electric mower designed to maintain grounds around solar energy facilities, chose Velodyne Lidar's Puck for reliability.



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