Product Profile: Vention Premium Swivel Caster Wheel with Brake
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Product Profile: Vention Premium Swivel Caster Wheel with Brake

What is it: For mobility on the factory or warehouse floor, this German-made medium-duty swivel caster wheel, with brake has a 150kg load-carrying capacity. It consists of a unibody stainless steel bracket with nylon wheel and uses a rugged polyurethane thread. Fasteners are included, and Vention offers next-day shipping. These wheels are used in a…

NASA, Northrop Drawing Up the Future of Drone Cargo Jets
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NASA, Northrop Drawing Up the Future of Drone Cargo Jets

Weapons maker Northrop Grumman is working with NASA to develop the architecture to allow fleets of drone cargo jets to criss-cross America’s skies.  It’s part of the Pathfinding for Airspace with Autonomous Vehicles project, which itself is part of NASA’s Air Traffic Management-eXploration, or ATM-X, effort. The goal is to model how an entire network of…

US Foods Adds Bear Robotics and 7Shifts to CHECK Business Tools Program to Address Labor Challenges
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US Foods Adds Bear Robotics and 7Shifts to CHECK Business Tools Program to Address Labor Challenges

US Foods Holding Corp., a large American foodservice distributor, announced the addition of two technology offerings to its CHECK Business Tools program: Bear Robotics and 7shifts. US Foods CHECK Business Tools program provides foodservice operators with a growing suite of technology solutions designed to help drive traffic, simplify staffing and reduce waste. Bear Robotics and…

Xenex Petitions FDA to Certify its LightStrike UV Room Disinfection Technology
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Xenex Petitions FDA to Certify its LightStrike UV Room Disinfection Technology

Xenex Disinfection Services, which develops UV disinfection technology for healthcare facilities, announced it has filed a De Novo petition with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for medical device market authorization of its LightStrike+ ultraviolet (UV) room disinfection technology. The company’s patented device emits intense bursts of broad spectrum, pulsed xenon UV light to…

LionsBot Launches Industrial Cleaning Robot, the R12 Rex CS
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LionsBot Launches Industrial Cleaning Robot, the R12 Rex CS

LionsBot International, which manufactures professional cleaning robots with more than 1,000 robots across 30 countries, has announced the launch of its newest creation, the R12 Rex CS – a cutting-edge cleaning robot designed to tackle warehouses, factories, distribution centers, and large indoor spaces. The company said the R12 Rex CS eliminates the need for pre-sweeping and streamlining…

Raise Robotics Raises $2.2M in Seed Round Funding
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Raise Robotics Raises $2.2M in Seed Round Funding

Raise Robotics, which develops robotic equipment for construction sites, has announced it raised $2.2 million in a pre-seed funding round (reported by Construction Dive). The company is currently providing fenestration and mass timber contractors with semi-autonomous equipment that completes bracket layout, installment and verification four times faster than standard methods. “Our mission at Raise is…

Heiland Electronics Introduces Mini I/O Connectors for Fast Speeds and Easy Field Installs
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Heiland Electronics Introduces Mini I/O Connectors for Fast Speeds and Easy Field Installs

Heilind Electronics, a leading global distributor of electronic components and authorized distributor for TE Connectivity, offers the Mini I/O Cat6A connector as part of its full line of TE ethernet products. TE Industrial’s Mini I/O connectors eliminate the need for special tools to create a fast and secure wire-to-wire or wire-to-board connection. The mini I/O…

Oqton, Valk Welding Partner to Automate Robotic Welding
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Oqton, Valk Welding Partner to Automate Robotic Welding

Belgium’s Oqton, a software provider developing intelligent automation, and Valk Welding, which develops flexible arc welding robots, have announced a partnership designed to help automate the welding industry. Oqton said its software will become part of Valk Welding’s Automatic Robotic Programming (ARP) solution for high-mix, low-volume (HMLV)_ production. The Valk Welding ARP powered by Oqton…

AI-Powered Kindred Induct Automated Induction of a Million Items with 95% Accuracy
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AI-Powered Kindred Induct Automated Induction of a Million Items with 95% Accuracy

Kindred, part of Ocado Group, has released the results of an 18-month beta test of its INDUCT AI-powered robotic induction system. Kindred INDUCT is a high-speed robotic workcell built on Kindred’s proprietary CORE/AutoGrasp artificial intelligence (AI) platform. It combines machine vision, grasping, and manipulation algorithms to automate the induction process for a variety of item…

ResGreen Unveils REST API for Mobile Robot Software
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ResGreen Unveils REST API for Mobile Robot Software

ResGreen Group, which develops next-generation mobile robots and software, has announced a new application programming interface (API) for its BotWay software that uses REST, an architectural style that makes it easier to integrate with other software systems and applications. REST (Representational State Transfer) is an approach to communications that uses less bandwidth, making it more…

3D Camera Manufacturer Orbbec Announces the Femto Mega Camera with Real-Time Streaming
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3D Camera Manufacturer Orbbec Announces the Femto Mega Camera with Real-Time Streaming

Orbbec, a leading global 3D camera manufacturer, announced the launch of the Femto Mega. Built in partnership with Microsoft, it is designed to enable ready access to 3D technology. It’s the industry’s highest resolution 3D camera with real-time streaming of processed images over ethernet or USB connections that makes it ideal for use in robotics,…

Berkshire Grey, Locus Robotics Partner on Warehouse Automation Solution
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Berkshire Grey, Locus Robotics Partner on Warehouse Automation Solution

Berkshire Grey, which develops AI-enabled robotic solutions to automate supply chain processes, has announced a formal partnership with Locus Robotics, which develops autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) for logistics and distribution warehouses. The two companies have unveiled a combined solution that integrates Berkshire Grey’s Robotic Shuttle Put Wall with the Locus Origin and Locus Vector AMRs….

Blue Force Technologies Conducts Ground Test for Fury Uncrewed Fighter
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Blue Force Technologies Conducts Ground Test for Fury Uncrewed Fighter

Blue Force Technologies (“BFT”) and the Air Force Research Laboratory (“AFRL”) have successfully completed a ground test for a novel carbon fiber composite propulsion flowpath system for BFT’s Fury uncrewed fighter under the AFRL Bandit program. As announced in Mar 2022 BFT, an aerospace and defense company based in North Carolina, is maturing a high-performance uncrewed 5th generation fighter design that provides replication…

ASI Logistics, SICK Tout Ability for Autonomous Reversing for Yard Operations
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ASI Logistics, SICK Tout Ability for Autonomous Reversing for Yard Operations

ASI Logistics and SICK, Inc., have announced a milestone in the development of autonomous yard truck operations, claiming that they have solved the issue of reversing into trailers autonomously. The two companies said this is one of the final steps for completing fully autonomous yard truck operations. ASI Logistics used its Vehicle Automation Kit (VAK)…

Scythe Robotics Raises $42M for Commercial Autonomous Mower
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Scythe Robotics Raises $42M for Commercial Autonomous Mower

Colorado-based Scythe Robotics, which develops advanced commercial-grade autonomous systems for professional landscapers, has announced it raised $42 million in Series B funding. The company said it will use the funding to help meet demand for more than 7,500 reservations for its fully electric, fully autonomous M.52 mower. With the latest financing, Scythe Robotics has raised…

Harpak-ULMA Announces 2-in-1 Automated Gravity Case Packer
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Harpak-ULMA Announces 2-in-1 Automated Gravity Case Packer

Harpak-ULMA, the industry leader in smart, connected packaging solutions, announced the North American availability of its Gravity Case Packer, an end-of-line automation solution. The Gravity Case Packer may be used with a variety of products and is easily tailored to the needs of vertical bagging operations from meat and cheese to bakery operations. Its simplified,…