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RightHand Robotics Opens RightPick Center Europe in Germany
RightHand Robotics, whose RightPick 3 robotic system is designed for item handling, has opened a business development and training center in N├╝rnberg, Germany.

Raymond Corp. Unveils Intralogistics Portfolio Including Automation
Raymond Corp. said its "end-to-endless" intralogistics suite for materials handling includes automated guided vehicles, software, and support services to enable greater visibility and efficiency.

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.

Universal Robots Increases UR10e Cobot Payload by 25%
Universal Robots has increased the capacity of its UR10e cobot arm to 12.5kg (27.5 lb.), opening up potential applications in palletizing, machine tending, and packaging.

Robotic Deliveries Quadruple During Pandemic, Reports Starship Technologies
Starship Technologies reported that its robotic deliveries have quadrupled worldwide during the COVID-19 pandemic, with demand particularly strong on college campuses.

8 Types of Warehouse Robots by Application
Depending on the task, the space and infrastructure available in the environment, and the need for flexible processes, there are different types of robots for every warehouse.

E-Commerce Order Fulfillment Drives Growth in Robotic Lift Trucks
Although robotic lift trucks are still a small slice of the market, the industry seeks to speed up processes while lessening the struggle of finding enough operators.

Robot Fleets Grow Demand for Warehouse Management Software, Interoperability Layer
As warehouse operators add more robots, they can choose vendor support or third-party software providers. In addition, organizations are working on interoperability standards.

Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas, Phantom Auto Partner to Scale Up Remote Operations of Unmanned Forklifts
Phantom Auto is integrating its vehicle-agnostic tele-operations software with Mitsubishi Logisnext America's UniCarriers and Mitsubishi-branded lifts.

Orbbec to Build Time-of-Flight 3D Cameras on Microsoft Azure Depth Platform
Orbbec said its design and manufacturing expertise will complement Microsoft's 3D sensor and cloud technology for a new 3D, time-of-flight sensors to meet growing developer demand.

AWS RoboMaker Support for ROS 2 Foxy Fitzroy Includes Navigation2
Amazon Web Services' support for the latest build of the Robot Operating System enables developers to more easily create simulations and navigation for robots.

Ottopia Announces Availability of Teleoperation Software on NVIDIA DRIVE AGX
Ottopia claimed that its software, which is now available on NVIDIA's DRIVE AGX platform, can enable safe teleoperation of any system.

AutoX Discusses First 100 Days of RoboTaxi Service Without Safety Drivers
As AutoX and other autonomous vehicle developers move to testing without safety drivers, it has begun receiving favorable feedback for its driverless ride-hailing service.

Pony.ai and Luminar Technologies Partner on Sensors for Robotaxi Testing in Five Cities
Pony.ai said its partnership with Luminar for 360-degree lidar sensing will enable it to expand its robotaxi testing globally.

Autonomous Trucking Firm Plus to Enter SPAC Merger, be Valued at $3.3B
Plus said its SPAC deal will provide $500 million in gross proceeds to help it accelerate commercialization of its autonomous truck technology and expand global operations.

How Amazon Robotics Helps Fill Orders, Create Jobs
From its acquisition of Kiva, now Amazon Robotics, to its construction of fulfillment centers across the U.S., Amazon.com is leading e-commerce and creating jobs.

Oculii Offers AI-Powered 4D Radar for Autonomous Vehicle Guidance, Raises $55M Series B Funding
Oculii, which has developed AI software for radar perception, has raised Series B funding as it launches two products intended to help autonomous systems navigate.

Chinese Mobile Robot Startup Youibot Raises $15.5M, Led by SoftBank Ventures Asia
Youibot, whose "end-to-end" set of mobile robots and software offerings serve the manufacturing, power, and logistics industries, plans to continue global growth.

AutoX Marks 100 Days of Fully Autonomous RoboTaxi Service in Shenzhen, China
AutoX said it is only the second company to get permission for such driverless vehicle rides, and it has received favorable feedback so far.

Einride Raises $110M Series B Toward the Autonomous Freight of the Future
Einride said its electric, autonomous Pods are safer, more environmentally sustainable, and more cost-efficient than conventional trucks. The company plans to expand its deployments in Europe and the U.S.



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