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Buffalo Automation and Future Mobility Network Launch Autonomous Ferry Service in Europe
Buffalo Automation is working with international partners to launch an autonomous robotaxi service that is different from others -- it's a ferry in the Netherlands.

Cognitive Pilot CTO Explains How Autonomy Will Advance Agriculture
Not only can kits enable equipment to be self-driving right away, but they could also change the nature of farming, says Anton Emelyanov, CTO of Cognitive Pilot.

TuSimple Teams Up With Ryder to Expand Autonomous Trucking in Southern U.S.
TuSimple is working with Ryder to identify fleet maintenance facilities that can serve as terminals for its Autonomous Freight Network, enabling self-driving trucks nationwide.

FANUC America, Manufacturing Skill Standards Council to Stack Certifications
FANUC America and the MSSC are streamlining the certification process for production and materials handling operators, which they said could address worker shortages.

Airbiquity and Cyngn Partner to Add Autonomous Material Handling to Existing Vehicle Fleets
Rather than spending money and time replacing fleets with autonomous vehicles, companies can use Airbiquity and Cyngn's technology stack, which includes over-the-air updates.

Covariant Raises $80M Series C for Robotic Manipulation AI
The Covariant Brain, which uses AI to guide picking robots for more flexible manipulation, has already been successfully deployed in verticals such as grocery and parcel.

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Cassie Bipedal Robot Produced by OSU and Agility Robotics Runs 5K
Cassie, the two-legged robot developed at Oregon State University and commercialized by Agility Robotics, completed a 5K course untethered with only two stumbles.

Outrider Offers Autonomous Tractor-Trailer Hitching Capability
Outrider, which provides automation for yard trucks, said it is the first company to offer advanced, automated tractor-trailer hitching capabilities.

Ambi Robotics Releases AmbiKit for Multi-Robot Pick-and-Place Kitting
Ambi Robotics' new AmbiKit system uses AI and five pick-and-place robots alongside people for a fast-growing segment of e-commerce kitting -- online subscription boxes.

Online Grocery Market Continues to Grow, but Automation Complexity a Challenge, Finds Report
From order fulfillment and inventory to cleaning and last-mile delivery, there are many potential applications for robots and drones in e-grocery, says Styleintelligence.

Instacart and Fabric Partner on Automated Fulfillment Initiative for North American Retailers
Instacart, which provides order-fulfillment services in the U.S. and Canada, is adding Fabric's micro-fulfillment technology to its offerings for e-commerce retailers.

Motional, Eversource to Pilot Autonomous Vehicles for Energy Infrastructure Monitoring
In what it described as the first pilot of its kind, Motional has deployed autonomous vehicles to collect infrastructure data for New England utility provider Eversource.

Brain Corp CTO Discusses Software Driving Mobile Robot Value, Future Plans
Jon Thomason, chief technology officer of Brain Corp, recently described his goals for the company, which provides autonomy kits for existing industrial equipment.

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Matterport Closes SPAC Merger, Raises $640M to Advance Digital Twins
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.

InOrbit Joins MassRobotics and Supports Autonomous Mobile Robot Interoperability Standard
InOrbit, which is in the Robot Operations Group, has joined MassRobotics and is contributing to the organization's efforts to get mobile robots to work better together.

Optimus Ride Forms Strategic Advisory Board Around Autonomous Transportation
Optimus Ride, which has been developing autonomous shuttles for campus and urban environments, has formed a strategic advisory board including business and government experts.

ABB Acquires ASTI Mobile Robotics Group to Broaden Automation Portfolio
Industrial automation provider ABB plans to acquire logistics firm ASTI, adding autonomous mobile robots to its portfolio, with facilities in Spain and China.

Geek+ Opens Global R&D Center for Logistics Automation at Hong Kong Science Park
Geek+, which provides mobile robots for a variety of industrial applications, said its new Global R&D Center in Hong Kong reflects its ongoing commitment to innovation.



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