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Formic Technologies Raises Series A Funding to Offer Robotics as a Service to Manufacturers
Formic Technologies, which is now valued at more than $100 million, said it will use its Series A funding to expand its pay-by-the-hour automation for U.S. manufacturers.

ARM Institute Picks Team to Develop Virtual Reality to Help Manufacturing Workers Get Robot Credentials
The U.S. Department of Defense and the ARM Institute have chosen SimInsights, APT Manufacturing Solutions, and IBL Education to develop virtual reality for assessing robotics skills.

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.

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.

ARM Institute Promotes Team Members to Reflect Diversifying Capabilities
The ARM Institute, which is dedicated to advancing U.S. manufacturing competitiveness through automation and workforce development, has promoted three staffers as it expands its efforts.

READY Robotics, Futura Automation Partner to Aid Manufacturers in Western U.S.
Futura Automation has joined READY Robotics' network of distributors and integrators and will include the Forge/OS software to help manufacturers apply automation to new applications.

ARM Institute Issues Project Calls for AR in Manufacturing, Endorsement Auditors
The ARM Institute is seeking project proposals to help the U.S. Air Force improve robotic manipulation and to evaluate education and training programs for robotics and manufacturing.

Polar Hardware Automates for the First Time With Formic Machine Tending Robot
Polar Hardware, which manufactures door and truck body hardware, struggled to meet production goals and has turned to Formic's robotics-as-a-service and collaborative robots.

Omron Automation Launches Proof of Concept Center in Michigan
Omron Automation Americas says its new Proof-of-Concept Center in Novi, Mich., will help customers by providing engineers and facilities to test robotics applications before deployment.

Q3 Robot Sales of $1.48B Put 2021 on Track for Biggest Year Yet, Says A3
Not only did North American third-quarter orders of robots continue a strong trend, but they also demonstrated that more industries are adding automation, according to A3.

ARM Institute Opens Fellowship Applications With the AIM Higher Consortium
The U.S. Department of Defense, ARM Institute, and AIM Higher Consortium are seeking applications for a one-year, $60,000 fellowship for an innovator in robotics for U.S. manufacturing.

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.

Robot Orders in North America for Q2 Increase 67% Year Over Year, Reports A3
In the second quarter of 2021, North American manufacturers increased their orders for robotics to new heights as the pandemic made labor shortages more acute, reported A3.

Fabtech 2021 Exhibitors Offer Systems for Small and Midsize Manufacturers
As manufacturers struggle with skilled staffing shortages, exhibitors at Fabtech 2021 displayed robots for gripping delicate objects, painting, and other production processes.

Automating the ‘Last Mile’ in Factories with Dexterous AI-Powered Robots
Despite pushing manufacturing and factories to be more automated, they are still currently very labor-driven, and unfortunately the labor shortage is real.



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