CobaltRobotics400x275Cobalt Robotics, which automates repetitive manual security and facility tasks through a robots-as-a-service model, has announced enabling enterprise mobile video chat on its robots. With the upgrade, enterprises can connect staff and visitors with a live employee from their organization or security team first, with backup from Cobalt’s Command Center, through real-time video on the robot wherever the robot is patrolling.


FAA DroneGrants400x275The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced awarding $4.4 million in drone research, education and training grants to seven universities. The research will focus on three areas – electromagnetic compatibility, detect-and-avoid classifications, and cybersecurity oversight.


Knightscope NC 400x275Knightscope, which develops advanced physical security technologies, has announced it deployed a Knightscope K5 Autonomous Security Robot (ASR) with a Fortune 500 company in Charlotte, N.C. One of the largest finance companies in the U.S. added the K5 ASR to its security program to help provide a safer environment for customers and employees.


Halodi400x275Halodi Robotics has announced signing an agreement to provide 140 humanoid robots to ADT Commercial, a U.S.-based provider of commercial security, fire, life safety and risk consulting services. The announcement is the result of an April 2021 partnership where Halodi secured an investment from ADT Commercial to develop a robot to complement the company’s physical security solutions.


TuringRobot400x275Turing AI, which develops artificial intelligence and machine learning models for interconnected solutions, has announced the launch of its mobilized video security platform that combines patrol robots with security cameras. Claiming it as “the world’s most affordable indoor patrolling robot,” Turing said the new Turing Robot comes equipped with time-of-flight lidar with a range of up to 40 meters, high-definition IP cameras, a wide-view laser scanner and optional environmental or gas detection scanners.


Roameo RedHawkCasino400x275Robotic Assistance Devices (RAD), a subsidiary of Artificial Intelligence Technology Solutions, has announced that Red Hawk Casino in Placerville, Calif., is the deployment location for a ROAMEO mobile security robot. 


KnightscopeAllied400x275Knightscope, which develops physical security technologies through robotics, has announced a strategic partnership with Allied Universal, a security and facility services company with $20 billion in revenues and more than 800,000 employees worldwide. The partnership will provide autonomous security robots (ASRs) to Allied’s U.S.-based customers to help them deter crime, enhance situational awareness and improve security professional’s safety.


AquilineSpartacus400x275Aquiline Drones, an American drone manufacturing and cloud technology company, and GlobalFlyte, makers of the AWARE secure, cloud-based suite of technologies designed for first responders, have announced a strategic partnership to enhance the ability to comprehensively respond to any emergency incident.


DroneSenseMagicVideo400x275DroneSense, which develops operational and management platforms for unmanned aircraft systems, has announced its new Magic Video Link feature, which provides easier sharing of critical, real-time information regarding drone operations.


SkySafe MM2 System400x275SkySafe has announced it raised $30 million in a Series B investment to help further accelerate the company’s growth to expand production of its airspace security system for commercial adoption. The investment was led by Kingfisher Investment Advisors, with participation from new investors Gaingels and Castor Ventures. The company said it has raised $45 million in total financing.


DeDrone Preakness400x275Counter-drone systems maker Dedrone has announced closing a $30.5 million Series C financing round, led by Axon. The company said the funding comes on the heels of a strong year of growth, with more than 1,000 sensors sold, and a system that can now detect, identify, and locate more than 200 different drone types.


DroneDog400x275Asylon Robotics, an American robotic perimeter security company, has announced it will demonstrate DroneDog live on Wednesday, Dec. 15. During the demonstration, two guests will have complete control over the DroneDog – physically located in Norristown, Penn. – without leaving their respective offices around the country.


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.