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Soft Robotics Names AMP Automation as a Preferred System Integrator
Soft Robotics, which makes the mGrip compliant gripper, 3D vision, and AI systems, is working with AMP Automation to expand robotics adoption in the European food and beverage market.

New LiveDrive Actuators Will Enable Safer, More Productive Robots, Says Genesis Robotics
Genesis Robotics said its new LiveDrive LDD 1800 Series actuators eliminate the need for gearing, reducing space and complexity for robotics designers. Demaurex's Wyzo uses LiveDrive.

MegaRobo Raises $30M Series B for Light Robotics, IoT
Robert Bosch Venture Capital and Sinovation participated in MegaRobo's financing, which will enable it to apply its motion-control technology to lab automation, retail, and light manufacturing.

Applied Manufacturing Technologies Partners With Soft Robotics for Materials Handling
Applied Manufacturing Technologies will integrate end-of-arm tooling from Soft Robotics to meet increased demand for materials handling robots in multiple industries.

FANUC America Adds 10 Model Variations to LR Mate Tabletop Robot Series
FANUC Americas has updated its LR Mate tabletop robot line with 10 model variations, including for cleanroom and food-safe environments.

First-Quarter 2021 Robot Sales Increase 20% Over Q1 2020, Reports A3
The Association for Advancing Automation said that non-automotive purchases of robots in Q1 2021 were the second-best ever.

Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories and MIT Work to Bridge Gap Between Robot Vision, Touch
MERL and MIT researchers are working to apply machine learning, collaborative robots, sensors, and vision to help robots more dexterously manipulate items such as food.

Kiwibot Launches Version 4.0 of Its Food-Delivery Robot, Partners With Segway
Kiwibot 4.0 includes new sensors, user-interface features, and semi-autonomous capabilities, and Kiwibot is working with partners like Segway and Shopify.

Soft Robotics Adds Features to mGrip Modular Gripping System for Food Handling
Soft Robotics has added capabilities to its mGrip to enable integrators to design flexible end-of-arm tools that can withstand high-pressure washdown environments.

Precise Motion Control Provides Robots New Degrees of Freedom
Advanced motion control is enabling robots to move with precision and repeatability, which is necessary for collaborative applications such as baking and surgery.

Flytrex Obtains $9.3M With Venture Financing and Innovation Grant for Drone Deliveries
Flytrex, an on-demand drone delivery provider for food and retail, has announced the closing of financing to expand its U.S. presence and scale up production and R&D capabilities.

Kwik Trip Takes a Fresh Approach to Bakery Distribution
Kwik Trip automated order fulfillment in its new baking facility with a rapid, scalable automated order picking solution designed to meet rising demand and guarantee freshness for its bakery products...

Top 10 Robots of Digital CES 2021
What were the most interesting robots of CES Direct 2021? While household, humanoid, and companion robots are staples every year, this year's virtual event showcased some promising autonomous systems.

Berkshire Grey Announces Robotic Picking With Purpose Program
Warehouse robotics innovator Berkshire Grey joins forces with City Harvest and The Greater Boston Food Bank to bring Thanksgiving staples to people in need.

ABB enhances portfolio of high-speed industrial robots with Codian acquisition
ABB has added Codian Robotics' delta robots for high-precision, pick-and-place operations to its portfolio.



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