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VulcanForms Raises $355M for Digital, Additive Manufacturing
VulcanForms, which combines proprietary digital thread and additive manufacturing systems, said it is now worth more than $1 billion. It opened two production facilities for metal parts and assemblies.

RISE Robotics Awarded $1.25M to Design Ultra-Light Loading Machine for the U.S. Air Force
With support from the U.S. Air Force, RISE Robotics is building lightweight technology to help load and unload heavy cargo.

Cybernetix Ventures Launches $50M Fund for Robotics, Automation, and AI Startups
Cybernetix Ventures was created by MassRobotics co-founder Fady Saad and sensor industry executive Mark Martin and already has $25 million committed. It said it is the first of its kind.

MIT Team Develops Teleoperated Robot to Treat Endovascular Patients Within Stroke’s ‘Golden Hour’
Engineers developed a telerobotic system to help surgeons remotely treat patients experiencing stroke or aneurysm. With a modified joystick, surgeons may control a robotic arm at another hospital to operate...

Secretary Walsh Participates in MassRobotics Panel on the Influence of Robotics on the U.S. Job Market
MassRobotics hosted a panel with government, academic, and industry experts on the future of work coinciding with the release of its five-year impact report.

MIT Researchers Develop Learning Model to Teach Legged Robot to Run Faster
MIT's mini-cheetah quadruped robot can now run faster than ever, thanks to a new learning model developed by researchers at the university.

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.

MIT CSAIL Designs Dexterous Robot Hands to Easily Manipulate Multiple Objects
MIT CSAIL has built a model-free framework that can learn to reorient more than 2,000 geometrically different objects from above or below, with implications for logistics and manufacturing.

MIT-PITT-RW Team Faces Obstacles at Indy Autonomous Challenge
The team from the University of Pittsburgh, MIT, the Rochester Institute of Technology, and the University of Waterloo was undaunted by challenges with fundraising, collaboration, and a crash on race...

Julia Computing Raises $24M Series A for Cloud Computing, Simulation
Julia Computing said its new funding will help scale production and development of open-source simulation tools, and former Snowflake CEO Bob Muglia will join its board.

MIT Motion-Planning Algorithm Enables Robot to Safely Dress a Person
To move safely and efficiently around people, robots need human-aware motion planning, as in a new algorithm developed at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.

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.

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.

Stratasys Organizes 3D-Printed Protective Gear Drive to Fight COVID-19
Stratasys launches project to enlist 3D printer users to contribute to personal protective equipment production

Machine Learning Technique Sharpens Prediction of Material’s Mechanical Properties
The scientists developed and "trained" the system to predict samples' yield strength 20 times more accurately than existing methods.



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