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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.

BAE Systems and Sarcos to Partner on Developing Perception for the U.S. Air Force
By applying AI and machine learning to sensing for autonomous systems such as drones and ground robots, Sarcos and BAE plan to improve multi-system communication and coordination.

Sarcos Robotics and T-Mobile to Integrate 5G Into Guardian XT Teleoperation Robot
Sarcos, which makes industrial exoskeletons and the Guardian XT for teleoperation in hazardous conditions, is working with T-Mobile to add high-bandwidth, low-latency 5G connectivity.

FundamentalVR Simulates Soft Tissue With Haptics for Medical Education
Not only can haptic feedback provide more realistic surgical simulations, but it can also accelerate the process of safely learning new techniques, says Fundamental VR.

ACE Controls Releases MC75 Miniature Shock Absorber for Robots, Other Tight Spaces
The MC75 shock absorbers are designed to provide high-energy damping in tight installation spaces in industrial manufacturing, materials handling, and robotics applications.

7+ Robots to Watch for During the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games
Toyota and Panasonic have developed robots to provide assistance during the delayed Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. They will also showcase Japan's robot prowess.

Harmonic Bionics to Demonstrate Upper-Extremity Exoskeleton at Rehab Facilities
Harmonic Bionics plans to send its new Harmony SHR bilateral, upper-body exoskeleton around the country to demonstrate its use for neurological rehabilitation.

2021 MHI Annual Industry Report Looks at Innovation in Materials Handling
An annual report from the Materials Handling Institute and Deloitte found some reluctance among supply chain organizations to invest in emerging technologies including robotics.

Sarcos Robotics Successfully Implements Teleoperation Capabilities of Guardian XT Robotic System
Saros Robotics said the SenSuit controller garment for its Guardian XT teleoperated robot includes AR, VR, and a motion-capture tracker to augment human workers and keep them safe.

Human-Machine Interaction Is Still Evolving, Note Global Robot Cluster Panelists
The Global Robot Cluster co-hosted a virtual event with MassRobotics and Silicon Valley Robotics examining progress in human-robot interaction for healthcare and industrial uses.

Indxx Japan Robotics & AI Index Licensed by Global X Japan for an ETF
Japanese robotics and AI companies are getting a dedicated exchange-traded fund, the Indxx Japan Robotics & AI Index. Its managing partner explains where the country is investing.

inVia Robotics, Rufus Labs Team Up for Robots, Wearables in Warehouses
The companies will jointly offer inVia's Picker mobile robots and PickMate and Logic software plus Rufus Labs' wearable computers, RADD Tab tablets, and WorkHero analytics software.

Roam Robotics Relies on Air for Flexible, Affordable Wearable Robots
Roam Robotics is working to improve knee mobility with its lightweight, pneumatic-powered Ascend wearable orthosis, which it is developing in parallel with the Forge military device.

Ekso Bionics Expands Partnership With Kindred Healthcare for Exoskeleton Orders
Ekso Bionics will be providing its EksoNR exoskeleton for neurorehabilitation in four of Kindred's long-term, acute-care hospitals in Florida.

Harmonic Bionics Raises $7M Series A for Upper-Extremity Exoskeleton
Harmonic Bionics, whose Harmony SHR wearable device is designed for rehabilitating people with upper-extremity impairments, has raised money to commercialize the exoskeleton.

Top 10 Robotics Transactions of April 2021
Even not including the largest deals in AI and autonomous vehicles from April 2021, the month still featured multimillion-dollar transactions in exoskeletons, delivery robots, and surgical systems.

ETH Zurich Researchers Test Neuro-Robotic Prosthesis That Restores Sensory Feedback
Most commercially available prosthetic limbs do not provide sensory feedback, but neuro-robotic prostheses could improve function and quality of life, say ETH Zurich researchers.

Sarcos Robotics CEO Discusses SPAC Merger, Bringing Guardian XO Exoskeleton to Market
Sarcos Robotics, which obtained $496 million in capital through a special-purpose acquisition company, is on track to commercialize its Guardian XO industrial exoskeleton.

inVia Robotics Offers RaaS to Optimize Both People and Robots in Warehouses
inVia Robotics' hardware, software, and support are intended to maximize the efficiency and productivity of both people and mobile robots in fulfillment centers.

MassRobotics Offers STEM Programs With Toyota Research Institute Support
MassRobotics and corporate partners launched the Adopt a School Program in conjunction with National Robotics Week and the Jumpstart Fellowship Program to encourage high school students to consider STEM careers.



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