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…

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)…

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…

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,…

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…

Cyngn, Jtec Partner on Material Handling Cart Automation
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Cyngn, Jtec Partner on Material Handling Cart Automation

Cyngn Inc. has announced that it is working with Jtec Industries, a manufacturer of material handling carts. The collaboration will bring a sophisticated cart system to end users’ autonomous vehicle deployments. Jtec’s CarryMore Cart consists of two parts. The “mother” remains attached to the autonomous vehicle, while the “daughter” can be moved around and loaded…

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…

Addverb, Velociti Alliance Team Up to Automate Convenience and Grocery Intralogistics
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Addverb, Velociti Alliance Team Up to Automate Convenience and Grocery Intralogistics

Automation solutions provider Addverb has announced a partnership with Velociti Alliance to bring new warehouse automation and robotics applications to the convenience store and grocery supply chain space. Addverb’s portfolio of mobile robots, automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS), picking technologies and software will be integrated with Velociti Alliance’s solutions to enable wholesale distribution centers…