Universal Robots Reports Record Revenue Despite Global Uncertainty
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Universal Robots Reports Record Revenue Despite Global Uncertainty

In 2022, Universal Robots launched the UR20 collaborative robot; a groundbreaking new cobot with 20kg payload, boasting an all-new joint design that increases all joint torques approximately 25% and joint speeds by as much as 65%. Despite its heavier payload and greater 1750mm reach, it’s the lightest robot on the market in its payload and…

OffWorld Taking New Development Contracts for AI-Powered Mining Swarm Robots
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OffWorld Taking New Development Contracts for AI-Powered Mining Swarm Robots

OffWorld is the global pioneer in AI-powered industrial Swarm Robotic Mining systems and is taking orders for delivery of robot deployments starting in 2024. The new line of robots is built for surveying environments on the surface and deep underground, performing precision excavation, and collecting, hauling, and processing material. The company is demonstrating that swarm…

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…

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…

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,…

Seed Group and Ryberg Partner to Bring AI-Assisted Disinfection Technology to the Middle East
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Seed Group and Ryberg Partner to Bring AI-Assisted Disinfection Technology to the Middle East

Netherlands-based Ryberg combines the latest in computer vision, robotics, and infection prevention-technologies to deliver intelligence and efficiency in disinfection. Ryberg has developed Disinfection Robots, which are self-driving disinfection machines. Ryberg’s patented Disinfection Engine makes intelligent disinfection decisions, allowing the robots to disinfect spaces for up to 6 hours—to bring a layer of defense in the…

Wind River and Airbus Collaborate on Certification of Automatic Air-to-Air Refueling (A3R)
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Wind River and Airbus Collaborate on Certification of Automatic Air-to-Air Refueling (A3R)

Wind River, a global leader in delivering software for mission-critical intelligent systems, announced it has worked with Airbus to support the A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft for automatic air-to-air refueling (A3R). The MRTT aircraft is the world’s first tanker to be certified for automatic air-to-air refueling boom operations in daylight. Airbus uses VxWorks 653 for the A330 MRTT…

HELUKABEL Builds New German Facility to House Robotec, Drag Chain Systems
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HELUKABEL Builds New German Facility to House Robotec, Drag Chain Systems

The HELUKABEL Group, which develops cable system solutions, has announced it will build a new facility in Haan, Germany, to house its robotic dress pack and drag chain system subsidiaries under one roof. The new building will also serve as the headquarters for its Rhine-Ruhr sales branch, with completion set for 2025. Robotec Systems’ core…

Jabil, OSRAM, Artilux Develop Next-Generation 3D Camera Prototype
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Jabil, OSRAM, Artilux Develop Next-Generation 3D Camera Prototype

Manufacturing solutions provider Jabil has announced that its optical design center in Jena, Germany, is currently demonstrating a prototype of a next-generation 3D camera with the ability to operate in both indoor and outdoor environments up to a range of 20 meters. The prototype was the result of a combination of proprietary technologies from Jabil,…

Leonidas, Epirus Developing Microwave-Based C-UAS Air Defense against Drone Swarms
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Leonidas, Epirus Developing Microwave-Based C-UAS Air Defense against Drone Swarms

Epirus, a high-growth technology company, announced today a $66.1 million contract award from the U.S. Army’s Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office (RCCTO) in support of the Indirect Fire Protection Capability-High-Power Microwave Program. The prototyping contract with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) solidifies high-power microwave (HPM) as an effective short-range air defense solution against swarming unmanned…

NASA to Launch New Mars Sample Receiving Project Office at Johnson
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NASA to Launch New Mars Sample Receiving Project Office at Johnson

NASA announced Thursday its new Mars Sample Receiving Project office, responsible for receiving and curating the first samples returned from the Red Planet, will be located at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. The safe and rapid release of Mars samples after they return to Earth to laboratories worldwide for science investigations will be…

Product Profile: IDS CMOS Sensor IMX273
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Product Profile: IDS CMOS Sensor IMX273

What is it? IDS cameras can be found in automotive, packaging, printing, and robotics industries, as well as in medical technology, traffic monitoring, security, kiosk systems, and logistics contexts.  The global shutter CMOS sensor IMX273 in the Sony Pregius series offers high image quality, high sensitivity and wide dynamic range. With a resolution of 1.58…

Outrider Raises $73M to Accelerate Adoption of Autonomous Distribution Yard Operations
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Outrider Raises $73M to Accelerate Adoption of Autonomous Distribution Yard Operations

Outrider, which develops autonomous yard operations for logistics hubs, has announced it closed $73 million in Series C financing led by FM Capital. New investors include a wholly owned subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) and NVentures, NVIDIA’s venture capital arm. Existing investors participating in the round include Koch Disruptive Technologies (KDT) and New…

RoboLand Announces New Theme Park in Orlando, Florida
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RoboLand Announces New Theme Park in Orlando, Florida

RoboLand LLC has announced a new theme park attraction in Orlando, Fla., which combines robotics with cutting-edge technology to create an immersive experience that can be enjoyed together with friends and family.  From interactive robotic shows to a virtual reality experience, the theme park is designed to provide awe-inspiring fun, the company said. RoboLand introduces two robots –…

Robotics Provider Exotec Expands Product Portfolio with Three Modular Innovations
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Robotics Provider Exotec Expands Product Portfolio with Three Modular Innovations

Exotec, a global warehouse robotics provider, expands its product portfolio with a new conveyor system, an improved picking solution, and new proprietary warehouse software. As inflation, economic headwinds, and labor shortages continue to place mounting pressure on supply chains, businesses around the world are looking for ways to address their immediate needs while also positioning…

Ro Ro Vessel from RMK Marine to Operate Almost Entirely with Wind Power
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Ro Ro Vessel from RMK Marine to Operate Almost Entirely with Wind Power

RMK MARINE won the international tender opened for the commercial sailing Ro-Ro Vessel, which will operate almost entirely with the propulsion of wind energy and signed a contract with its French client, Neoline Armateurs for the construction of the Vessel. The 136-meter sailing Ro-Ro Vessel, Neoliner, has masts built with carbon fiber technology and a 3000…