Carnegie Mellon Works With Apple on Robotic Recycling of Devices
July 26, 2021
Apple, which already uses robots to disassemble electronics to recover hazardous or valuable materials, is funding research at CMU to better recognize different devices.
Alphabet’s X Launches Intrinsic to Make Robot Programming Easier
July 23, 2021
A team at X, the innovation unit of Alphabet, has spent five and a half years developing tools to make it easier for robots to sense and be used in...
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.
Julia Computing Raises $24M Series A for Cloud Computing, Simulation
July 19, 2021
Julia Computing said its new funding will help scale production and development of open-source simulation tools, and former Snowflake CEO Bob Muglia will join its board.
DXC Luxoft Works With AWS on Robotic Drive Cloud
July 15, 2021
DXC Luxoft, which provides tooling and services for autonomous driving developers, is offering its Robotic Drive Cloud technology on Amazon Web Services to cut test times.
MHS Robotics Spins Out From R&D Unit to Provide Supply Chain Technologies
July 14, 2021
MHS Robotics offers autonomous mobile robots, computer vision, machine vision, simulation, 3D cameras, and end effectors for e-commerce and parcel logistics facilities.
NVIDIA, USC Researchers Present DiSECt Simulator for Robotic Cutting
July 13, 2021
NVIDIA and USC said DiSECt, their differentiable simulation engine for autonomous robotic cutting, could predict forces on knives cutting through soft natural materials.
WellSaid Labs Raises $10M Series A Round to Build ‘Human-Parity’ Synthetic Voices
July 7, 2021
WellSaid Labs has received funding from FUSE, Voyager Capital, Qualcomm, and GoodFriends and said it will expand development of its AI product, which can aid human-machine interaction.
Matterport and Facebook Release Open-Source Spatial Dataset to Train Robots and AI
June 30, 2021
Collaboration to enable researchers to use Habitat, Facebook AI’s simulation platform for research in embodied AI, to help robots understand and interact with the physical world.
Pitney Bowes to Deploy AmbiSort AI-Powered Robots in E-Commerce Network
June 24, 2021
Pitney Bowes is responding to increasing e-commerce demand by rolling out the AmbiSort AI-guided sortation robots to more locations, starting with its hub in Bloomington, Calif.
NVIDIA Offers Isaac Sim on Omniverse to Robotics Developers in Open Beta
June 21, 2021
The new Isaac simulation engine not only creates more photorealistic environments, but it also streamlines synthetic data generation and domain randomization, said NVIDIA.
Toyota Research Institute Demonstrates New Robot Capabilities for Household Tasks
June 21, 2021
Robots often have difficulty recognizing transparent and reflective surfaces, but Toyota Research Institute says it has developed a way for household robots to generalize for complex situations.
Waymo Raises $2.5B to Continue Autonomous Vehicle Development
June 16, 2021
Waymo said it plans to use its funding to continue developing and commercializing its autonomous driving technology and to hire more staffers as it offers service in select cities.
RiACT Execs Aim for Cobots That Are Both Flexible and Simple to Use
June 15, 2021
RiACT, a Danish startup that has developed software for abstracting collaborative robot actions and making them easier to program, has announced pre-seed funding.
Stratom to Develop Autonomous Pallet Loader for U.S. Marine Corps
June 14, 2021
Stratom has received an SBIR contract to develop an Autonomous Pallet Loader that can move 10,000-lb. pallets on and off aircraft. Robotics 24/7 spoke with Stratom's CEO about the vehicle.
Italian Sheet Metal Manufacturer Uses nTopology Software for 3D-Printed Grippers
June 12, 2021
Preziosa Francesco worked with Add-it design engineers, Desktop Metal 3D printers, and nTopology software to quickly create grippers for its robotic cell and press bending machine.
FARO Acquires HoloBuilder and Expands Digital Twin Product Suite
June 7, 2021
FARO Technologies, which provides data collection for industrial customers, has acquired construction progress management firm HoloBuilder for "end-to-end" digital twin offerings.
Toyota AI Ventures Rebrands as Toyota Ventures, to Invest $300M More in Emerging Tech
June 4, 2021
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
June 4, 2021
CEO Peter Howard describes Realtime Robotics' technology as a "universal translator that removes the need for robot brand-specific programming experts," widening applications.
Drone Maker Skydio Announces Skydio 3D Scan Software, Partners With Bentley Systems
June 4, 2021
Skydio said 3D Scan combines with its Autonomous Flight engine to automate photographic data collection. Infrastructure software provider Bentley Systems has joined its photogrammetry ecosystem.