Rapid Robotics Partners with Yaskawa Motoman to Expand Solutions for Industrial Robotic Arms
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Rapid Robotics Partners with Yaskawa Motoman to Expand Solutions for Industrial Robotic Arms

Rapid Robotics announced a partnership with Yaskawa America, Inc., Motoman Robotics division, to bring industrial capabilities to Rapid Robotics’ Rapid Machine Operator (RMO). The company is now integrated with the entire Yaskawa robotics portfolio, and can deliver more speed, higher payload and increased performance to a greater number of North American manufacturers. “A trusted name…

DroneBase Secures $55 Million to Launch Next Stage Advanced Inspection under New Brand Zeitview
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DroneBase Secures $55 Million to Launch Next Stage Advanced Inspection under New Brand Zeitview

DroneBase has secured $55 million in investment and rebranded as Zeitview. Led by Valor Equity Partners, an investment firm backing technology companies, the round was followed by existing investors Union Square Ventures, Upfront Ventures, Euclidean Capital, Energy Transition Ventures, and Hearst Ventures. The new funding will support the company’s AI-enabled software inspection solutions. Zeitview inspection professionals use rotary wing drones, crewed…

Covariant to Increase Investment in Automation Despite Economic Uncertainties
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Covariant to Increase Investment in Automation Despite Economic Uncertainties

Covariant study concludes more than half of retail executives will leverage material handling as a competitive advantage in 2023, regardless of cost. Despite a looming recession, retailers and their logistics providers are planning to increase investment in automation solutions, including AI Robotics, to optimize operations and revitalize the customer experience. The challenges that retailers and…

Rapid Robotics, Universal Robots Partner for Faster Cobot Deployments
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Rapid Robotics, Universal Robots Partner for Faster Cobot Deployments

Rapid Robotics has announced a new partnership with cobot maker Universal Robots in which UR will supply collaborative robot arms for Rapid’s deployment of cobot work cells across North America. Universal said the partnership will enable Rapid Robotics to serve a greater number of customers and maintain the rapid deployment times as Rapid continues to…

US Foods Adds Bear Robotics and 7Shifts to CHECK Business Tools Program to Address Labor Challenges
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US Foods Adds Bear Robotics and 7Shifts to CHECK Business Tools Program to Address Labor Challenges

US Foods Holding Corp., a large American foodservice distributor, announced the addition of two technology offerings to its CHECK Business Tools program: Bear Robotics and 7shifts. US Foods CHECK Business Tools program provides foodservice operators with a growing suite of technology solutions designed to help drive traffic, simplify staffing and reduce waste. Bear Robotics and…

Phantom AI Raises $36.5M to Advance Autonomous Driving Platform
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Phantom AI Raises $36.5M to Advance Autonomous Driving Platform

Phantom AI, a Silicon Valley-based startup developing an autonomous driving platform with computer vision, sensor fusion and control capabilities, has announced it raised $36.5 million in a Series C funding round. The company aims to help customers reduce accidents and make everyday driving more enjoyable, while also unlocking what is next in the advanced driving…

Raise Robotics Raises $2.2M in Seed Round Funding
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Raise Robotics Raises $2.2M in Seed Round Funding

Raise Robotics, which develops robotic equipment for construction sites, has announced it raised $2.2 million in a pre-seed funding round (reported by Construction Dive). The company is currently providing fenestration and mass timber contractors with semi-autonomous equipment that completes bracket layout, installment and verification four times faster than standard methods. “Our mission at Raise is…

Ottonomy, Goggo Partner to Bring Autonomous Robot Deliveries in Spain
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Ottonomy, Goggo Partner to Bring Autonomous Robot Deliveries in Spain

Ottonomy.io and Goggo have announced a partnership to bring last-mile deliveries via mobile robots in Spain and other parts of Europe. The companies said this is the first time in Europe that a fully Level 4 autonomous robot will be traveling on public sidewalks to deliver commercial goods to consumers. Google said it has already…

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…

Berkshire Grey, Locus Robotics Partner on Warehouse Automation Solution
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Berkshire Grey, Locus Robotics Partner on Warehouse Automation Solution

Berkshire Grey, which develops AI-enabled robotic solutions to automate supply chain processes, has announced a formal partnership with Locus Robotics, which develops autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) for logistics and distribution warehouses. The two companies have unveiled a combined solution that integrates Berkshire Grey’s Robotic Shuttle Put Wall with the Locus Origin and Locus Vector AMRs….

ASI Logistics, SICK Tout Ability for Autonomous Reversing for Yard Operations
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ASI Logistics, SICK Tout Ability for Autonomous Reversing for Yard Operations

ASI Logistics and SICK, Inc., have announced a milestone in the development of autonomous yard truck operations, claiming that they have solved the issue of reversing into trailers autonomously. The two companies said this is one of the final steps for completing fully autonomous yard truck operations. ASI Logistics used its Vehicle Automation Kit (VAK)…

Scythe Robotics Raises $42M for Commercial Autonomous Mower
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Scythe Robotics Raises $42M for Commercial Autonomous Mower

Colorado-based Scythe Robotics, which develops advanced commercial-grade autonomous systems for professional landscapers, has announced it raised $42 million in Series B funding. The company said it will use the funding to help meet demand for more than 7,500 reservations for its fully electric, fully autonomous M.52 mower. With the latest financing, Scythe Robotics has raised…

Intuitive Machines to Deliver AstroForge’s Asteroid Mining Payload to Deep Space
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Intuitive Machines to Deliver AstroForge’s Asteroid Mining Payload to Deep Space

Houston-based Intuitive Machines has announced an agreement that will deliver Brokkr-2, a deep space vehicle from AstroForge, to deep space to observe one of AstroForge’s target asteroids. The vehicle is expected to launch during Intuitive’s second lunar mission in the second half of 2023. Intuitive Machines said it intends to deploy Brokkr-2 using the company’s…

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…