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DeDrone Preakness400x275Robotics Data, a robotics analytics and consultant firm and strategic partner of Robotics World, has announced a new report providing details on the counter-drone systems market. Also known as counter-unmanned aircraft systems (C-UAS), the market includes equipment and software that allows organizations and governments to detect drones that may be threatening their airspace or facilities.

 

CleoDronutX1 400x275Cleo Robotics, which has developed a stable and highly maneuverable ducted bi-rotor drone, has announced the availability of the Dronut X1, aimed at law enforcement, industrial inspection, construction and defense use cases. The company’s patented thrust vectoring technology has made the hyper-efficient ducted fan design stable in flight. The Dronut’s completely enclosed propellers enable the X1 to safely bounce off objects and people, and is a fraction of the size of similarly featured drones.

 

Elbit RoboteamROOK 400x275Elbit Systems and Roboteam have announced ROOK, a multi-payload military 6x6 unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) that features a new design and built-in autonomy suite for higher capacity, improved maneuverability and on-field agility for greater mission effectiveness.

 

RAD ROAMEO 400x275Artificial Intelligence Technology Solutions (AITX) has announced that its subsidiary, Robotic Assistance Devices (RAD) has received an order from one of its dealers for the ROAMEO 2.0 security robot, with a commitment of up to 20 units from a prior letter of intent. The first units will be deployed with a major Hollywood studio, the company said.

 

VeteransMuseum400x275Badger Technologies, which develops retail automation systems through autonomous robots, has announced a collaboration with TrackTik Software to automate manual security checks at the National Veterans Memorial and Museum (NVMM) in Columbus, Ohio. A pilot program us using Badger’s PatrolBot autonomous robot and TrackTik software to augment the museum’s 24/7 security team, safeguard world-class exhibits and offer an extra measure of protection to museum visitors and staff.

 

Skydio AxonEvidence400x275Skydio, which develops drones and autonomous flight technology, has announced that public safety organizations flying Skydio drones and using Axon’s digital evidence management platform, Axon Evidence, will now have the ability to automatically upload photos and videos captured on the drones to the software platform.

 

SaildroneFunding400x275Saildrone, which develops ocean data, mapping, and maritime intelligence solutions, has announced closing a $100 million Series C funding round, bringing its total funding to $190 million. The company said new funding will be used to grow its data insight teams and scale go-to-market functions to meet rapidly growing demand for ocean domain intelligence.

 

BRINC drone400x275BRINC, an American technology company building a new class of drones in response to active, mass shooter situations, has announced it raised $25 million in Series A funding to expand its mission to keep people safe in dangerous situations. 

 

Telerob tEODor EVO 400x275AeroVironment’s Telerob subsidiary has announced it received a multi-million dollar firm-fixed-price order from the Latvian Ministry of Defense for the procurement of telemax EVO HYBRID and tEODor EVO unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) and engineering support for the Latvian National Armed Forces. The company said delivery of the UGVs is scheduled to be completed in late 2021.

 

AvaTycoSecurityRobots400x275Johnson Controls has announced it chose Ava Robotics, which develops and designs intelligent robots for workplace applications, to power its new Tyco Security Robot. Tyco demonstrated the robot at the Global Security Exchange (GSX) Conference in Orlando.

 

FANUC Windows10 400x275FANUC America has announced an upgrade solution for legacy CNC machines that run on operating systems older than Windows 10. The Panel i Replacement Program retrofits FANUC CNCs with an industrial PC available with touch or non-touch LCD screen, solid-state drives and Windows 10 IoT Enterprise.

 

RoboticanDrones400x275Robotican has announced it successfully delivered its first indoor unmanned aerial system (UAS) to the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) for operational evaluation. The Isreal-based company, founded in 2013, specializes in autonomous robotics and drones for challenging operational needs.

 

Telemax Evo Hybrid400x275Telerob, a subsidiary of AeroVironment, has announced the successful delivery of its Telemax EVO hybrid unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) to the U.S. Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA) in July 2021. Designed to be operated by PFPA explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) and hazardous materials (HAZMAT) technicians, the UGV was purchased for deployment by the agency’s Hazardous Devices Branch.

 

L3Harris T7 400x275L3Harris, a global aerospace and defense technology provider, has announced that the U.S. Air Force awarded a 10-year, $85 million IDIQ contract to produce up to 170 robots to protect its bases around the world.

 

CommarisSeeker400x275Terrafugia has announced the launch of a new brand, Commaris, and the brand’s first product, the Seeker, an electric, fixed-wing vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) hybrid aircraft designed for autonomous commercial aerial applications.

 

TuringRobotics400x275Turing Video, a Silicon Valley-based AI company, has announced a partner program designed to help dealers and system integrators expand their portfolio and services with an AI-enabled video surveillance platform. The program is designed to help expand Turing’s reach and support its mission to deliver solutions, including robots, to customers in need of NDAA-compliant video surveillance and analytics.