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HASCO Partners With ABB to Increase Automation Among Chinese Automakers
Automotive parts supplier HASCO and robotics expert ABB have created a joint venture to develop smart automation to provide flexibility and sustainability for Chinese automakers.

Unitree Technology Launches Z1 Robot Arm for Its Quadruped Robots
For mobile manipulation to be commercially viable, both the platform and its robotic arm must be cost-effective and capable. Unitree has developed the Z1 for its quadrupeds.

Haomo Becomes the Latest Unicorn in Global Autonomous Vehicle Race
Haomo, which has been developing Level 2 and 4 autonomous driving capabilities, has received investment from partners including automaker Great Wall Motor and Qualcomm.

Rhenus Hong Kong Works With Geek+ to Deploy Its First Mobile Robots in Warehouse
Global logistics provider Rhenus Hong Kong has worked with Geek+ to deploy mobile robots and goods-to-person automation for the first time in its warehouse.

Robot Density Nearly Doubled Globally in the Past 5 Years, Says International Federation of Robotics
The International Federation of Robotics said that the number of robots per 10,000 human workers in manufacturing has doubled over the past five years, with Asia-Pacific leading.

AutoX Operates Fully Driverless Robotaxi Service, Covering 65 Square Miles of Shenzhen
AutoX, which has been developing Level 4 autonomous vehicles, has widened its operating area for robotaxis in Shenzhen, China, claiming it is the first to serve an entire district.

Self-Driving Truck Provider Plus and SPAC Call Off Planned Merger
Autonomous truck developer Plus has called off its planned merger with Hennessy Capital Investment Corp. V and is considering business restructuring because of stakes in the U.S. and China.

10 Industrial and Service Robotics Trends in the IFR’s World Robotics 2021 Report
Worldwide industrial and service robotics shipments began to recover last year, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the International Federation of Robotics' annual report.

GM Invests $300M in Momenta to Deploy Self-Driving Technologies in China
As part of its global strategy toward electric and autonomous vehicles, General Motors is investing in Momenta, a Chinese developer of self-driving software.

Agile Robots Raises Series C Funding, Claims to Be First Unicorn in Field
Agile Robots, which has headquarters in Munich and Beijing, has developed software and hardware and said it is the first intelligent robotics company worth $1 billion.

Xiaomi Acquires DeepMotion as It Moves Into Automotive Sector
Xiaomi has reported record Q2 revenue and is diversifying from consumer electronics into electric and autonomous vehicles with its purchase of Deep Motion Technology.

Qcraft Raises $100M Series A Funding for Autonomous Shuttle Bus Development
Qcraft, which is developing a full stack of autonomous vehicle technology using simulation and 5G technologies, is planning to deploy more 'Dragon Boat' buses.

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.

Freetech Raises $100M Series A Funding to Produce ADAS, Autonomous Driving
Freetech Intelligent System is developing perception for ADAS and autonomous cars and shuttle buses. The company plans to use its funding to move into mass production.



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