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FANUC America, Manufacturing Skill Standards Council to Stack Certifications
FANUC America and the MSSC are streamlining the certification process for production and materials handling operators, which they said could address worker shortages.

Airbiquity and Cyngn Partner to Add Autonomous Material Handling to Existing Vehicle Fleets
Rather than spending money and time replacing fleets with autonomous vehicles, companies can use Airbiquity and Cyngn's technology stack, which includes over-the-air updates.

Covariant Raises $80M Series C for Robotic Manipulation AI
The Covariant Brain, which uses AI to guide picking robots for more flexible manipulation, has already been successfully deployed in verticals such as grocery and parcel.

ACE Controls Releases MC75 Miniature Shock Absorber for Robots, Other Tight Spaces
The MC75 shock absorbers are designed to provide high-energy damping in tight installation spaces in industrial manufacturing, materials handling, and robotics applications.

Brain Corp CTO Discusses Software Driving Mobile Robot Value, Future Plans
Jon Thomason, chief technology officer of Brain Corp, recently described his goals for the company, which provides autonomy kits for existing industrial equipment.

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.

Universal Robots Adds Cobot Systems Integrators, to Demonstrate ActiNav Picking Across the U.S.
Universal Robots will be demonstrating its ActiNav system for flexible machine loading at five U.S. locations, and it has added four integrators to its network.

Omnichannel Commerce Consultancy enVista Acquires Automation Integrator HCM Systems
enVista, which provides software, services, and automation for physical and digital commerce, says integrator HCM will help it meet demand for materials handling robots.

Closing the Knowledge Gap in Autonomous Mobile Robot Deployments With Equipment
Rather than putting together accessories for autonomous mobile robots yourself, facilities operators can use safer, more economical, and easier to deploy mobile robot equipment.

2021 MHI Annual Industry Report Looks at Innovation in Materials Handling
An annual report from the Materials Handling Institute and Deloitte found some reluctance among supply chain organizations to invest in emerging technologies including robotics.

Berkshire Grey Opens New Headquarters and Robotics Innovation Center
Berkshire Grey said its new facility will showcase its offerings for global customers, benefit from the Massachusetts robotics ecosystem, and support supply chain automation development.

FM Logistic to Operate Fulfillment Center for Robotic Truck Firm BALYO
FM Logistic will operate a global technology center for BALYO, which designs and develops technologies to convert lift trucks into autonomous mobile robots, southeast of Paris.

Construction Robotics Startup Toggle Raises $8M in Series A Funding
Toggle, which has developed software and hardware to automate the fabrication and assembly of rebar in reinforced concrete, plans to open a new 50,000-sq.-ft. production facility.

inVia Robotics Announces More Than 10 Channel Partners for Warehouse Automation
Among the more than 10 channel partners that inVia Robotics has announced is Pregis, a packaging automation provider. The partners will integrate inVia's robots and software as a service.

Seegrid to Add Autonomous Mobile Robots as a Service Offering
Seegrid said its new subscription model in addition to existing purchasing options will help support growing demand for its AMRs in materials handling for supply chains and manufacturers.



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