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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 –…

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…

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…