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Robot Block Party Held by MassRobotics Shows Off Massachusetts Innovations
At its Fifth Annual Robot Block Party, MassRobotics and numerous companies showed the public how robots have developed to help companies and consumers.

Cionic Raised $12.5M in Series A to Manufacture Its Neural Sleeve
Several months after the Neural Sleeve received FDA clearance, the company announced it has raised $12.5 million its Series A.

German Bionic On-Site Intelligence Collects Cray X Industrial Exoskeleton Data in Real Time
German Bionic said its Cray X exoskeleton and On-Site Intelligence feature can help workers and supervisors understand and improve performance in warehouses and other environments.

Cray X Exemplifies How Robot Enabled Humans Can Solve Supply Chain Woes
The Cray X exoskeleton is an example of how the "injection of power" into human workforces with automation can elevate warehouse productivity, writes ffVC's Oliver Mitchell.

Sarcos Technology and Robotics Corp. Hones Robots, Exoskeletons With Humans in the Loop
Sarcos Technology and Robotics Corp. began developing systems for the defense industry and has been growing quickly to augment human strength and productivity while maintaining safety.

Cionic Works With fuseproject on Design of Wearable Neural Sleeve
Cionic, whose wearable device is intended to assist mobility for people with impairments, is working with Yves Behar's design firm fuseproject to prioritize the user experience.

Apptronik CEO Jeff Cardenas Claims Humanoid Robots Could One Day Offer a Better ROI
Apptronick is working on building robots designed to look like humans. Its CEO said humanoid robots could eventually help alleviate labor shortage concerns and save operators money.

FANUC Announces New Machine Learning Tool for Predictive Maintenance
FANUC America said its AI Servo Monitor works with its MT-LINKi software for preventive maintenance of the drive systems for its servomotors and spindle motors.

Sarcos Defense Wins Air Force Research Laboratory Contract for Collaborative Sensing
Sarcos Defense has been awarded a DoD contract to develop a system that can quickly spot, follow, and identify objects. It could also help civilian robotics applications.

Warehouse Associates Report Improving Working Conditions Amid Labor Shortage, Finds Zebra Study
Zebra Technologies and Azure Knowledge found warehouse associates welcoming to robotics as a retention tool, as operators consider inventory visibility as a differentiator.

BeBop Sensors Introduces RoboSkin to Give Robots Tactile Awareness
BeBop Sensors said its RoboSkin uses patented, fabric-based sensors less than 1 mm thick to provide a sense of touch to humanoid robotic surfaces and prosthetic limbs.

Humatics Reduces Microlocation Transponder Size for More Deployment Options
Humatics said its new microlocation transponder can easily fit in a robot arm, in surgical instrumentation, in wearable devices, or other systems for new use cases.

SLAMcore Raises Series A for Low Cost Spatial Understanding for Robots, the Metaverse
SLAMcore, which has developed AI to make vision-based localization and mapping more affordable for robotics developers, has raised $16 million. It already has more than 100 users, including Meta.

Celera Motion Enhances Aura Absolute Chip Encoder for Cobots, Surgical Robots
Celera Motion said its Aura Absolute Chip Encoder Series, which includes built-in eccentricity compensation and wide tolerance alignments, now offers new sizes and capabilities.

Sarcos Closes Acquisition of RE2, Establishes Pittsburgh Presence
Sarcos, which has developed teleoperated and wearable systems for industrial uses such as inspections, will add RE2's mobile manipulation systems to its robotics-as-a-service portfolio.

Festo and MassRobotics Mark Success of Healthcare Robotics Startup Catalyst
Festo and MassRobotics celebrated the milestones achieved by the four global companies in their joint Healthcare Robotics Startup Catalyst program.

Amazon Industrial Innovation Fund Invests in BionicHIVE, Other Supply Chain Robotics Startups
The Amazon Industrial Innovation Fund has invested in five supply chain technology startups, including BionicHIVE, Agility Robotics, Mantis Robotics, Modjoul, and Vimaan.

Medical Robot Maker Myomo Paid Partial Technology License Fee From Chinese Joint Venture
With an eye toward expanding into the Asian market, Myomo recently announced it had received partial payment from a joint venture with Beijing Ryuzr Medical.

Cionic’s Neural Sleeve Gets FDA Clearance; Wearable Companies Reflect on Industry’s Future
Cionic’s new leg sleeve helps patients learn to walk again. It’s one of several companies making wearable technology focused on health.

Robotics Promises to Help People With Disabilities
The Paralympics are a good occasion to look at robotics, exoskeletons, prosthetics, and other assistive technologies in development.



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