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…

TAILOS Launches Swarm Robots for Cleaning Hotels
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TAILOS Launches Swarm Robots for Cleaning Hotels

TAILOS, which develops robotic cleaning solutions, has announced the launch of TAILOS Swarm. The new technology enables multiple robots to work independently and clean large spaces in a fraction of the time, delivering deep cleaning of dirty surfaces more efficiently. The company said hotels across the U.S. are starting to adopt TAILOS Swarm to bring…

NASA, Northrop Drawing Up the Future of Drone Cargo Jets
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NASA, Northrop Drawing Up the Future of Drone Cargo Jets

Weapons maker Northrop Grumman is working with NASA to develop the architecture to allow fleets of drone cargo jets to criss-cross America’s skies.  It’s part of the Pathfinding for Airspace with Autonomous Vehicles project, which itself is part of NASA’s Air Traffic Management-eXploration, or ATM-X, effort. The goal is to model how an entire network of…

Flexiv Launches Moonlight, a Force-Controlled Parallel Robot
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Flexiv Launches Moonlight, a Force-Controlled Parallel Robot

Flexiv, which develops general-purpose robotic solutions, has announced the release of its latest robot to its portfolio, the Moonlight adaptive parallel robot. Moonlight is a force-controlled parallel robot aimed at applications that require precise motion and force control, such as screw fastening, ultra-accurate loading, and polishing. With Flexiv’s force control technology, Moonlight can measure force…

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…

LionsBot Launches Industrial Cleaning Robot, the R12 Rex CS
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LionsBot Launches Industrial Cleaning Robot, the R12 Rex CS

LionsBot International, which manufactures professional cleaning robots with more than 1,000 robots across 30 countries, has announced the launch of its newest creation, the R12 Rex CS – a cutting-edge cleaning robot designed to tackle warehouses, factories, distribution centers, and large indoor spaces. The company said the R12 Rex CS eliminates the need for pre-sweeping and streamlining…

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…

AI-Powered Kindred Induct Automated Induction of a Million Items with 95% Accuracy
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AI-Powered Kindred Induct Automated Induction of a Million Items with 95% Accuracy

Kindred, part of Ocado Group, has released the results of an 18-month beta test of its INDUCT AI-powered robotic induction system. Kindred INDUCT is a high-speed robotic workcell built on Kindred’s proprietary CORE/AutoGrasp artificial intelligence (AI) platform. It combines machine vision, grasping, and manipulation algorithms to automate the induction process for a variety of item…

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…

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….

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…