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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.

Stord Raises Series D Funding, Acquires Fulfillment Works to Widen Cloud-Based Logistics
With Fulfillment Works' facilities and direct-to-consumer experience, Stord said it is building out its supply chain network for high-volume, high-complexity customers in advance of peak season

Warehouses Not Yet Taking Full Advantage of AI, Finds Lucas Systems Study
Lucas Systems recently commissioned a study conducted by Vanson Bourne. It found that warehouse executives are interested in AI and automation but worry about costs.

MassRobotics Opens Applications for Second Jumpstart Fellowship Program to Encourage Robotics Diversity
MassRobotics has opened registration for the second cohort of its Jumpstart Fellowship Program offering diverse high school girls opportunities to learn about STEM careers.

Ambi Robotics Raises $26M Series A Funding Led by Tiger Global
Ambi Robotics, which has applied simulation-to-reality AI technology for highly dexterous sorting robots, plans to use its latest funding to continue supply chain growth.

Locus Robotics Obtains $50M More Funding for Further Global Expansion
Mobile robot provider Locus Robotics said its latest investment from Tiger Global will help it grow into new markets worldwide, as warehouse demand continues to grow.

Agile Robots Raises Series C Funding, Claims to Be First Unicorn in Field
Agile Robots, which has headquarters in Munich and Beijing, has developed software and hardware and said it is the first intelligent robotics company worth $1 billion.

3D Systems Acquires Oqton to Make Additive Manufacturing More Accessible
Oqton's cloud-based, AI-enabled Manufacturing Operating System can help manufacturers automate production processes. 3D Systems is making its own software available as add-ons.

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.

AWS Discusses How Robotics Startups Can Accelerate Innovation
Amazon Web Services recently held a Robotics Startup Accelerator Program, and AWS shares some of the takeaways from discussions on innovation, simulation, and funding.

Geek+ and FDL Group Implement Sorting Robots to Accelerate E-Commerce
With the help of integrator FDL Group, Geek+ has deployed 29 sorting robots to help employees at an Athinaiki S.A. warehouse in Greece, facilitating last-mile deliveries.

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.

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.

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.

Renesas and eProsima Port micro-ROS to Microcontrollers to Simplify Robotics Development
Renesas and eProsima say that by making the RA microcontroller units the official development for micro-ROS will help facilitate IoT and industrial robotics adoption.

stow Group Acquires Raiser Robotics, Creates Warehouse Automation Unit
Belgium-based stow Group is acquiring German startup Raiser Robotics and its automated storage and retrieval system to add to its new warehouse automation group.

Korber and Locus Robotics Help Sports Retailer evo Respond to E-Commerce Growth
When lifestyle and sporting goods retailer evo had difficulty keeping up with e-commerce demand, it turned to K├Ârber and Locus Robotics for a rapid picking improvement.

Unikie and Valmet Automotive Develop Automated Valet Parking for Logistics
Finland-based Unikie is testing Automated Factory Parking technology that doesn't require cars to be self-driving to be autonomously moved in factory premises.

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.



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