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Markforged to Acquire Digital Metal, Expand Additive Manufacturing Production of Metal Parts
Markforged is acquiring Sweden-based Digital Metal for about $32 million and said its technology will help manufacturers use 3D printing to mass produce complex metal parts.

Ondas Holdings, Owner of American Robotics, Plans to Acquire Airobotics
Ondas Holdings, which owns American Robotics and Ardenna, said Airobotics' "drone in a box" will complement its American Robotics BVLOS drones and Ardenna data analytics offerings.

Robotics and AI Wave Likely to Continue, Says Investment Expert
From self-driving cars to humanoid robots, numerous technologies are vying for investment, but see which ones solve business problems, says Indxx Managing Partner Rahul Sen Sharma.

Sarcos Closes Acquisition of RE2, Establishes Pittsburgh Presence
Sarcos, which has developed teleoperated and wearable systems for industrial uses such as inspections, will add RE2's mobile manipulation systems to its robotics-as-a-service portfolio.

MHS Global and Fortna to Merge, Forming Materials Handling Multinational
MHS, which provides materials handling automation and integration services, said its combination with Fortna's warehouse operating software, will give end-to-end support for logistics providers.

Autonomous EV Maker ICONIQ to Enter SPAC Merger With East Stone Acquisition
ICONIQ, an autonomous and electric vehicle manufacturer that now does business as NWTN, is establishing a new subsidiary with East Stone Corp.

Accelus and CHP Call Off Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery SPAC Merger
Accelus, which has developed robotic targeting system and proprietary expansion technology for spine surgery, called off its SPAC merger because of "market conditions."

Bosch Buys Five AI to Accelerate Autonomous Driving Software Development
Bosch and Five said the software building blocks their cloud-based toolchain engineering environments complement each other and will be merged for self-driving safety.

United Robotics Group Acquires SoftBank Robotics Europe and Service Robot Portfolio
United Robotics Group, a German robotics-as-a-service provider, is acquiring France-based service robot maker SoftBank Robotics Europe, whose name will revert to Aldebaran.

Sarcos and RE2 CEOs Talk Next Steps After Acquisition Announcement
Sarcos CEO Kiva Allgood and RE2 Robotics CEO Jorgen Pedersen discuss their complementary technologies and plans after Sarcos' $100 million purchase of RE2.

Bosch Rexroth Takes Majority Stake in Kassow Robots
Bosch Rexroth is investing in Kassow Robots because it believes the cobot market will continue to grow.

Bowery Farming Purchases Traptic to Expand Agricultural Prowess
Indoor grower Bowery Farming has acquired fruit-picking robot provider Traptic to harvest produce such as strawberries.

Cepton Technologies SPAC Deal Proceeds, Aimed at Expanding Lidar Applications
Cepton Technologies is the latest lidar provider to be involved in a special-purpose acquisition company deal, as Growth Capital prepares for a shareholder meeting.

Magna International Acquires Optimus Ride Engineering Team
Magna, a major automotive technology supplier, has acquired self-driving shuttle developer Optimus Ride and will add its employees to its driver-assist efforts.

mdGroup Acquires GeoCue to Broaden Expertise in Drone Lidar Surveying Technologies
mdGroup, the parent company of Microdrones, is adding GeoCue to its aerial data portfolio for lidar-based industrial surveying. The company said it will be an end-to-end provider of digital twins.



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