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Geek+ Opens ASEAN Headquarters in Singapore to Meet ‘Logistics 4.0’ Demand
Mobile robot vendor Geek+ says its new regional office and R&D facilities in Singapore will help it to automate Southeast Asian logistics to meet regional growth in e-commerce.

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.

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.

Momenta Drives Off With $500M in Series C Funding for Autonomous Driving
Momenta, which says its "flywheel" path will lead to rapid development and mass production of self-driving cars, has raised more than $1.2 billion total from investors and automakers.

ATI Industrial Automation Develops Mini43LP Force Torque Sensor for Compact, High Precision Applications
ATI said its Mini43LP force/torque sensor is designed to be suitable for smaller applications including electronics assembly, robot-assisted surgery, and laboratory automation.

TUM Autonomous Motorsport Wins $1M Indy Autonomous Challenge Powered By Cisco
The Technical University of Munich beat eight other university teams in developing and racing its autonomous race car on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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...

Amazon Opens New Robotics Manufacturing Facility in Massachusetts
Amazon.com has added a manufacturing facility in Westborough, Mass., to its Amazon Robotics headquarters in North Reading, Mass., saying that it will create jobs as well as robots.

U.S. Navy Increases Contract Award for Sarcos Guardian DX Dexterous Mobile Robotic Avatar
Following successful execution of the first phase of the Guardian DX contract, the U.S. Navy is paying to expand testing, evaluation, and demonstrations for Navy-specific tasks

Autonomous Vehicles and Robotics Advance With New and Safer Power Sources
After concerns about the safety of lithium-ion batteries, researchers are refining power-storage technologies to extend the capabilities of robots, drones, and self-driving vehicles.

Oshkosh Corp. Invests in Carnegie Foundry to Build Autonomy and Robotics Capabilities
Oshkosh Corp. has invested in and is partnering with Carnegie Foundry to accelerate the development of autonomous systems and robotics for industrial uses.

Optimus Ride, Research Partners Get DOE Grant for Autonomous Shuttle Fleet
Clemson University will provide real-world testing of Optimus Ride's autonomous shuttles and provide researchers a chance to study rider behavior and sustainability.

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.

Pittsburgh Robotics Network Passes 100 Members, Aims to Be ‘Robotics Capital of the World’
The Pittsburgh Robotics Network, which was founded in 2016, has received a $125,000 grant and passed 100 members as it promotes robotics and AI innovation in the Pittsburgh area.

Createc to Create Custom Integrations for Boston Dynamics’ Spot Robot
U.K.-based Createc, which provides systems for nuclear, marine, security, and other markets, will serve as integrator and reseller for Boston Dynamics' Spot quadruped robot for industrial inspection.



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