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PickNik Robotics Wins Space Force Contract for On-Orbit Capture, NASA Contract for Machine Learning in Space
PickNik Robotics recently won a U.S. Space Force contract for orbital robot arms, a NASA contract for supervised autonomy, and a Colorado AIA grant for space robotics.

MassRobotics, Partners Demonstrate Interoperability Standard at AMR and Logistics Week
Interoperability continued to be a hot topic at A3's AMR and Logistics Week, with a panel discussion and demonstrations of the MassRobotics standard and VDA 5050.

PickNik Robotics Launches MoveIt Studio Developer Platform and SDK
PickNik Robotics designed MoveIt Studio to help engineers develop manipulation applications in a variety of industries, including aerospace, manufacturing, and healthcare.

How NVIDIA Isaac Sim and BenchBot Can Make Robotics Development Easier
Three researchers at the Queensland University of Technology's Centre for Robotics discuss how BenchBot and NVIDIA Isaac Sim can help developers.

NVIDIA Improves Perception Performance for ROS 2 Applications
NVIDIA has partnered with Open Robotics on type adaptation and type negotiation, features to improve compute performance for robot perception. It's also presenting at ICRA.

Clearpath Robotics and Open Robotics Launch TurtleBot 4 With ROS 2 Support
Clearpath and Open Robotics have been collaborating for 10 years, and TurtleBot 4 is the first version of the open-source mobile robot development platform to support ROS 2 out of the box.

Rapyuta Robotics Obtains Series C Funding for Collaborative Mobile Picking Robots
Rapyuta Robotics, which claims to be the leader in cloud-based, collaborative mobile robots for picking in Japan, has raised a total of $81 million to date as it expands.

CoreAVI Offers Safe Robotics Designs With Newly Ratified Vulkan SC API
CoreAVI says its VkCore SC, which is based on the new Vulkan Safety-Critical open application programming interface, will help robot and vehicle developers build on embedded safety.

Webcast: Managing and Optimizing Fleets of Mobile Robots
This Robotics 24/7 Roundtable will discuss what warehouse and logistics operators need to know to benefit from the latest software for managing fleets of mobile robots.

STMicroelectronics Contributes Microcontrollers to ‘Switchback’ Battlebot to Promote STEM
REV Robotics, which supports robot education and competitions, chose STMicroelectronics' STM32 microcontrollers for their durability and familiarity in its battlebot.

Apex.AI Raises Series B Round for ROS Based Autonomous Vehicle Operating System
Apex.AI, whose Apex.OS is based on ROS 2, is safety-certified, and is designed to enable easier software development for autonomous vehicles, is looking at new industries and Asia.

Evolution Gym at MIT CSAIL Gets Soft Robots Into Shape for Basic Tasks
Scientists at MIT CSAIL created a system for co-optimizing the brain and body of soft robots and found that they often resembled real animals while outperforming hand-designed robots.

PickNik Robotics Offers Beta of MoveIt Studio for Managing Robot Arms in Challenging Environments
PickNik Robotics' MoveIt Studio software builds on its support of the open-source robot arm motion planning software to make it easier for users to remotely manage robot arms.

Open-RMF Addresses Growing Robotics Interoperability Needs
From simulation to management of robot fleets in heterogeneous environments, Open Robotics' Open-RMF is an open-source approach to interoperability that is different than other efforts.

ROS Powered Race Cars Ready for Indy Autonomous Challenge
ADLINK provides a peek under the hood at the university teams, corporate sponsors, and open-source technologies participating in the Indy Autonomous Challenge.



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