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…

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…

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,…

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…

XTEND Earns $20M Contract to Develop Multi-Drone OS
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XTEND Earns $20M Contract to Develop Multi-Drone OS

XTEND, which develops the XOS human-guided autonomous operating system that aims to revolutionize human-to-machine interaction, announced it was awarded a $20 million contract by the Israel Ministry of Defense to develop and supply a multi-drone operating system. The new joint project with MAFAT and the Israeli Ministry of Directorate of Defense Research & Development will…

Bloomfield Robotics Earns Investments from Kubota, Oeneo
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Bloomfield Robotics Earns Investments from Kubota, Oeneo

Pittsburgh-based Bloomfield Robotics, which develops artificial intelligence-driven plant imaging technology for use in specialty agriculture, has announced receiving investments from Kubota Corp. and Oeneo Group SA. Terms of the investment were not disclosed. Kubota, which designs and manufactures agricultural tractors, said it is renewing its investment and strengthening its commitment to Bloomfield. The deeper relationship…

Photoneo Brightpick Raises Extra $19M to Complete $40M Fund Round
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Photoneo Brightpick Raises Extra $19M to Complete $40M Fund Round

Kentucky-based Photoneo Brightpick Group has announced it raised an additional $19 million to complete a $40 million Series B funding round. The group is the parent company of Photoneo, which develops robotic vision sensors and intelligence software, and Brightpick, which develops warehouse automation solutions for e-commerce and grocery order fulfillment operations. The new funding raises…

Danone Group to Deploy BALYO Robotic Forklifts at Factory
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Danone Group to Deploy BALYO Robotic Forklifts at Factory

BALYO, which develops robotic solutions for industrial forklifts and other vehicles, has announced they were selected by the Danone group to equip a plant located in the north of France. During the course of the year, BALYO will deploy a fleet of 10 “Reachy” robots to the factory. WIth more than 190 production sites, Danone…

French and Korean Firms Partner on Liquid Hydrogen Power for Drone Transatlantic Flight
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French and Korean Firms Partner on Liquid Hydrogen Power for Drone Transatlantic Flight

H3 Dynamics and Hylium Industries have joined forces to boost the performance of zero emission hydrogen-electric flight for a cross-Atlantic demonstration drone flight. Hylium and H3 Dynamics technologies are currently being integrated to attempt a 3,300km crossing of the South Atlantic, in a program led by ISAE SUPAERO Toulouse, one of the world’s leading aerospace engineering schools. The companies…