H3 Dynamics and Carbonix Partner to Build Hydrogen-Electric VTOLs in Australia
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H3 Dynamics and Carbonix Partner to Build Hydrogen-Electric VTOLs in Australia

H3 Dynamics and Australian UAV producer Carbonix have announced development of the first Australian hydrogen-electric VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) unmanned aircraft system (UAS). Carbonix is an Australian UAV manufacturer with expertise in advanced composite manufacturing, aerostructure design and VTOL control. H3 Dynamics has been developing hydrogen UAV technology for more than 15 years. Compared to batteries, hydrogen electric…

LAPP Introduces New Extreme Temperature Cables
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LAPP Introduces New Extreme Temperature Cables

LAPP North America, which manufactures cables, connectors, glands and other industrial communication solutions for factory automation, has announced the ÖLFLEX HEAT 260 SC heat-resistant single-core industrial cable now carries UL AWM certification /cRU AWM A/B. Designed for applications that are subject to extreme temperatures, the ÖLFLEX HEAT 260 SC cable features polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) insulation to provide exceptional resistance to acids, alkalis, solvents, oils, other chemicals and UV exposure.

 

SafeAI Demonstrates Autonomous Construction Vehicle in Japan
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SafeAI Demonstrates Autonomous Construction Vehicle in Japan

SafeAI, which develops autonomous solutions for heavy equipment, has announced a partnership with Obayashi to demonstrate a retrofitted Caterpillar 725 vehicle operating on a construction site in Japan. The demonstrations, which took place over a two-week period earlier this year, brought together delegates from nearly 50 organizations across the construction industry, including OEMs, general contractors, technology companies, universities, and Japanese government regulators.

 

Impossible Mining Raises $10.1M to Advance Seabed Mining Robot
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Impossible Mining Raises $10.1M to Advance Seabed Mining Robot

Impossible Mining, which is developing responsible seabed mining and refining technology, has announced raising an additional $10.1 million in seed funding. The company said it will use the funding to develop and test its four-mile deep robotic collection technology, as well as its Bio-Extraction technology.

 

Teleo Raises $12M to Add Semi-Autonomy to Construction, Mining Equipment
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Teleo Raises $12M to Add Semi-Autonomy to Construction, Mining Equipment

Teleo, a construction robotics company that retrofits existing construction and mining heavy equipment to turn them into semi-autonomous robots, has announced raising $12 million in Series A funding. The funding will be used to scale the deployment of their product and further invest in research and development in Teleo Supervised Autonomy technology, to address critical industry challenges around the skilled operator shortage and low productivity.

 

Flyability Unveils Elios 3 Indoor Lidar Drone for Inspections
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Flyability Unveils Elios 3 Indoor Lidar Drone for Inspections

Switzerland’s Flyability has announced the Elios 3, a collision-tolerant drone equipped with a lidar sensor for indoor 3D mapping tasks. The drone is powered by a new SLAM engine called FlyAware that lets it create 3D models as it flies, and also includes a new version of Inspector 4.0, the company’s software for inspectors.

 

Tritium, Miller to Provide Fast Chargers for Mining Industry Vehicles
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Tritium, Miller to Provide Fast Chargers for Mining Industry Vehicles

Tritium, a global developer and manufacturer of DC fast chargers for electric vehicles, and Miller Technology, which supplies mobile mining equipment, have announced they are providing innovative fast chargers and light duty battery EVs for the mining industry. The inaugural project at the BHP Mitsubishi Alliance mine in Queensland, Australia, is a milestone that supports the BHP Group’s commitment to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.

 

Video: Watch a Robot Perform Tree-Cutting Via Teleoperation
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Video: Watch a Robot Perform Tree-Cutting Via Teleoperation

Sarcos Robotics, which develops robotic systems that augment humans for productivity and safety tasks, has announced a successful demonstration of its SenSuit controller garment. As part of its technologies designed for enhanced teleoperation of the Guardian XT mobile robotic system, the demonstration leveraged Sarcos’ proprietary motion caption controller to enable enhanced teleoperation of the robot’s dexterous arms. 

 

Robotic Research, FPInnovations Partner on Off-Road Truck Platooning Effort
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Robotic Research, FPInnovations Partner on Off-Road Truck Platooning Effort

Robotic Research, which develops automated driving systems, has teamed up with Canadian non-profit research and development center FPInnovations to develop an off-road truck platnooning system for the forest industry. The project will combine Robotic Research’s expertise in self-driving technology with FPInnovations’ knowledge of forestry and transportation to adapt the technology for off-highway environments.

 

RedZone Robotics Launches System to Assess Manhole Conditions
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RedZone Robotics Launches System to Assess Manhole Conditions

RedZone Robotics, which provides wastewater asset management solutions and inspection automation, has launched Vertue, a multi-sensor inspection (MSI) tool for manhole inspections. The company is offering Vertue as a stand-alone product and service, or part of its Accelerated System Assessment Program (ASAP).

 

Exyn Announces Its Drones Have Achieved Level 4 Autonomy
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Exyn Announces Its Drones Have Achieved Level 4 Autonomy

Exyn Technologies, which develops autonomous aerial robot systems for complex, GPS-denied industrial environments, has announced it achieved the highest documented level of aerial autonomy. At Level 4A Autonomy, Exyn’s drones are capable of free-flight exploration of complex spaces, with the complete determination of flight path at 2+ meter/second flight speeds, and with higher data collection in larger volumes.

 

Waytous Chooses Ouster Lidar Sensors for Autonomous Mining Fleet
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Waytous Chooses Ouster Lidar Sensors for Autonomous Mining Fleet

Waytous, one of the leading unmanned mining solution providers in China, has announced selecting Ouster’s lidar sensors for its fleet of autonomous mining vehicles. The company’s self-developed “YUGONG” system has been deployed in multiple high-production open-pit mines.

Exyn, Sandvik Expand Partnership to Provide Mine Analysis Via Underground Drones
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Exyn, Sandvik Expand Partnership to Provide Mine Analysis Via Underground Drones

Exyn Technologies, which develops autonomous aerial robot systems for GPS-denied industrial environments, has announced the expansion of its strategic partnership with Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions. The partnership integrates Exyn’s data into Sandvik’s analytics and processing suite, OptiMine, to help with real-time visualizations of mining excursions.