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…

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…

Ansys 2023 Release Amplifies Product Design and Engineering Success for Customers Across Industries
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Ansys 2023 Release Amplifies Product Design and Engineering Success for Customers Across Industries

The software and service improvements in Ansys 2023 R1 amplify the advantages that engineering simulation provides to multidisciplinary engineering and R&D teams. Ansys 2023 R1 enables organizations to accelerate past complexity and integration challenges to design the next generation of products by taking advantage of performance improvements, cross-discipline workflow integrations, and innovative capabilities. Ansys 2023 R1 includes…

OnRobot Aims to Automate Robotic Deployment With D:PLOY
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OnRobot Aims to Automate Robotic Deployment With D:PLOY

Denmark-based OnRobot has announced the launch of D:PLOY, designed to break down automation barriers to bring the benefit of collaborative automation to businesses of all sizes. Now available worldwide, D:PLOY is an automated platform for building, running, monitoring and re-deploying collaborative applications. OnRobot said that by automating the process of getting a robotic application up…

Ottopia Raises $14.5M to Advance Teleoperation Technology
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Ottopia Raises $14.5M to Advance Teleoperation Technology

Israel-based Ottopia has announced it raised $14.5 million in a Series A funding round. The company’s mission is to enable autonomy in multiple industries, including mobility, logistics, freight, last-mile delivery, agriculture and construction. The company’s teleoperation software enables autonomous vehicles and machines to do things they otherwise cannot, while also allowing developers to cut their…

Intuitive Machines Adds Dymon’s Yaoki Commercial Lunar Rover to its Second Mission
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Intuitive Machines Adds Dymon’s Yaoki Commercial Lunar Rover to its Second Mission

Intuitive Machines, which develops space exploration and infrastructure systems, and Japan-based robotics company, Dymon Co., have signed an agreement to fly Dymon’s Yaoki rover on Intuitive Machines’ second mission to the Moon. Yaoki is expected to be flown to the lunar south pole on board Intuitive Machines’ Nova-C lunar lander in the second half of…

Halodi Robotics Using Ansys Simulation Software to Develop Humanoid Robots to Safely Work Among People
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Halodi Robotics Using Ansys Simulation Software to Develop Humanoid Robots to Safely Work Among People

Halodi Robotics has announced it is using Ansys simulation software to develop its humanoid robots designed to work among humans in everyday environments. These robots will perform jobs such as patrolling buildings at night, stocking grocery shelves, and executing logistical tasks at hospitals. Humanoid robots can help alleviate the growing labor shortage, and free personnel to focus…

Supernal Teams with Microsoft’s Project AirSim to Advance Autonomous Flight
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Supernal Teams with Microsoft’s Project AirSim to Advance Autonomous Flight

Supernal announced a collaboration with Microsoft to advance autonomy, digital operations and cloud integration technologies for the aviation industry by running Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) on the Microsoft cloud platform. During the initial phase of the collaboration, Microsoft will provide Supernal early access to Project AirSim, an artificial intelligence (AI)-first simulation platform, to safely build, test, train…

Ubitus, Smart Surgery Help Doctors Practice Robotic Surgery Through VR
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Ubitus, Smart Surgery Help Doctors Practice Robotic Surgery Through VR

Tokyo-based Ubitus and Smart Surgery Technology have announced the rollout of a virtual reality-driven surgery simulation application – Sim Surgery. Smart Surgery recently demonstrated the product at the Medical Taiwan Exhibition in early December 2022. The companies said ample practice is required for a medical student or even a doctor to become a skillful surgeon operating…

Aurora Releases Driver Beta 5.0 on Journey to Commercial Launch
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Aurora Releases Driver Beta 5.0 on Journey to Commercial Launch

Pittsburgh-based Aurora Innovation has announced the release of Aurora Driver Beta 5.0, the latest version of its integrated hardware and autonomy system, to its autonomous trucking fleet in Texas. With a more performant Aurora Driver, the company said it is advancing toward commercial launch and continues to increase its weekly freight hauls for pilot customers…

MOV.AI Launches Flow Environment to Simplify ROS Development
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MOV.AI Launches Flow Environment to Simplify ROS Development

MOV.AI, which develops the Robotics Engine Platform, has announced the beta release of Flow, a visual integrated development environment (DE) designed specifically for ROS-based robot software. The open IDE speeds and streamlines robot software development with a visual representation of ROS projects, making it easier to understand ROS projects and allow for simple and intuitive…

Stereolabs Launches 3D Camera Optimized for Outdoor Robots
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Stereolabs Launches 3D Camera Optimized for Outdoor Robots

December 7, 2022 Stereolabs, which develops 3D computer vision systems, has announced the launch of the ZED-X, a stereo camera specifically designed for robotic navigation and process automation in indoor and outdoor environments. The company said one of the most difficult problems for autonomous robots is how to safely navigate complex environments. Traditional navigation systems…

Micropsi: MIRAI Software Now Compatible with FANUC Robots
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Micropsi: MIRAI Software Now Compatible with FANUC Robots

Micropsi Industries announced that its artificial intelligence-based software MIRAI is now compatible with numerous robots produced by FANUC and its U.S. subsidiary, FANUC America. With MIRAI, FANUC customers can now add hand-eye coordination features to several FANUC industrial and collaborative robots (cobots) to handle difficult-to-automate functions, such as cable plugging and assembly.

 

Duality Robotics, AWS Unveil City-Scale Simulator
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Duality Robotics, AWS Unveil City-Scale Simulator

Duality Robotics, working with Amazon Web Services (AWS), unveiled an exciting new visualization of high-fidelity, city-scale simulation. Showcased at AWS re:Invent 2022, the “Rush Hour Emergency and Response Simulation in Smart Cities” demo illustrates what Falcon, Duality’s digital twin simulator, can achieve when integrated with AWS SimSpace Weaver, AWS’s newly debuted fully managed compute service that helps customers build, operate, and oversee large-scale spatial simulations.

 

Velodyne Launches Vella Software to Ramp Up Lidar Applications Development
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Velodyne Launches Vella Software to Ramp Up Lidar Applications Development

Velodyne Lidar has announced the beta launch of its Vella family of software products, which are designed to help customers accelerate lidar applications development. The Vella software includes sensor management, calibration, perception and cloud software offerings.