Sarcos Defense Wins Air Force Research Laboratory Contract for Collaborative Sensing
May 20, 2022
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
May 17, 2022
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
May 13, 2022
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
May 13, 2022
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
May 3, 2022
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
April 29, 2022
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
April 28, 2022
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
April 28, 2022
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
April 21, 2022
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
April 18, 2022
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
March 8, 2022
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
March 6, 2022
The Paralympics are a good occasion to look at robotics, exoskeletons, prosthetics, and other assistive technologies in development.
ReWalk Robotics, Imago Rehab Join Massachusetts Funded Wearables Research With Harvard, Boston University
March 4, 2022
Massachusetts has awarded a grant worth $3 million to collaborators at Harvard, Boston University, ReWalk Robotics, and Imago Rehab to develop and commercialize assistive robotics.
Myomo Acquires Japanese Patent for MyoPro Wearable Robotics
February 21, 2022
Myomo has added a patent from Japan to its family of 20 global patents for the MyoPro wearable device, which is designed for both assistive and therapeutic use on upper limbs.
HeroWear Exo-LiFFT Tool Assesses Exoskeleton Effectiveness in Reducing the Risk of Back Injury
February 14, 2022
Lower-back injuries account for nearly 40% of work-related musculoskeletal disorders, which exoskeletons could reduce by as much as 60%, finds a HeroWear study with Vanderbilt and Auburn universities.
Fetch Robotics, Zebra Technologies Look to Manage Both People and Robots
February 7, 2022
Beyond existing goods-to-person automation and warehouse management systems, Zebra says the Fetch fulfillment software can optimize the activities of both people and mobile robots.
Sarcos Completes Beta Development of Guardian XT Teleoperated Robotic Avatar
January 25, 2022
Sarcos Technology and Robotics Corp., which develops industrial exoskeletons and teleoperation systems, said its dual-armed Guardian XT robot will be tested through midyear.
Wandercraft Raises Series C Funding for Atalante Exoskeleton
January 23, 2022
Wandercraft, which has developed the Atalante lower-body exoskeleton for rehabilitation and ultimately daily use, will apply its $45 million to continue commercialization.
Hyundai and Boston Dynamics Discuss Metamobility Concept at CES 2022
January 6, 2022
Hyundai said a combination of its modular mobile platforms, Boston Dynamics' legged robots, and virtual reality will change the transportation of goods and people.
German Bionic Launches Fifth Generation Cray X AI Powered Exoskeleton
December 13, 2021
German Bionic says its latest industrial exoskeleton adds human augmentation capabilities with active walking assistance and IP54 waterproofing for outdoor environments.