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…
At CES 2023 in Las Vegas, Aeolus Robotics has introduced aeo, a dual-arm humanoid robot that can perform several service tasks, including delivery, security, eldercare, kiosk operation and ultraviolet germicidal disinfection. The company said its hands-on approach to service, operated by aeo, combines mobility with advanced functionality to perform tasks such as opening doors, picking…
Last week at a Tesla AI technology event, Elon Musk introduced multiple versions of Tesla’s Optimus humanoid robot. The event included a production model (prototype photo at left), which Elon Musk hopes to eventually sell in the millions as a personal assistant for under $20,000 each.
Robotics-World spoke with Daniel Vincz, CEO of Hungary-based Mollia, about their plan to improve humanoid robot kinematics through crowdsourced gamification, with the goal of producing robots that move more like humans.
Immervision, which develops advanced vision systems that combine optics, image processing and sensor fusion technology, has announced it was chosen by Halodi Robotics to provide their next-generation vision system for Halodi’s service robot platform, which can handle both human and computer vision.
BeBop Sensors, which develops smart fabric sensor technologies, has announced the RoboSkin line of skin-like coverings for tactile awareness for humanoid robots and prosthetics. Measuring less than 1-mm thick, RoboSkin can fit all robotic body parts, including limbs, fingers, feet, head, and torso to make robots “feel” better.
Agility Robotics, which manufactures robots designed to work alongside people in logistics and warehouse environments, has announced it raised $150 million in a Series B funding round. The additional capital will be used to accelerate Agility’s research and development and scale its robot production.
The Israel Innovation Authority has announced it allocated $20 million towards building a consortium of Israeli robotics companies to develop next-generation human-robot interaction (HRI) capabilities. Utilizing the Nimbus cloud robotics platform for managing and deploying new capabilities, the consortium will include private and academic organizations.
The United Robotics Group (URG), a subsidiary of the RAG-Stiftung in Essen, Germany, has announced an agreement with SoftBank Robotics Group Corp. (SRGB) to acquire the French subsidiary SoftBank Robotics Europe SAS (SBRE). SBRG will acquire a minority stake in URG and the two companies will continue to cooperate in the global marketing of various robots, including the Pepper and NAO humanoid robots.
Austin, Texas-based Diligent Robotics has announced it raised more than $30 million in a Series B funding round, bringing the total investment in its company to more than $50 million. The company is developing socially intelligent service robots and artificial intelligent solutions that enable robots to collaborate within and adapt to human environments.
Halodi Robotics has announced signing an agreement to provide 140 humanoid robots to ADT Commercial, a U.S.-based provider of commercial security, fire, life safety and risk consulting services. The announcement is the result of an April 2021 partnership where Halodi secured an investment from ADT Commercial to develop a robot to complement the company’s physical security solutions.
Vancouver-based Sanctuary Cognitive Systems, which is focusing on creating human-like intelligence in general-purpose robots, has announced closing $58.5 million ($75.5 million Canadian) in Series A funding. Using breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, cognition and robotics, the company plans to improve the quality of the work experience, assist humans with difficult or dangerous tasks, and bring new opportunities to those who might be less capable of physical work.
Firgelli Automations has announced developing what it believes is the world’s smallest Diameter Micro Actuator with Positional feedback control, capable of controlling positions to within 1 micron. The technology would revolutionize industries that include robotics, automotive, industrial and medical, the company said.
Gaumard Scientific Co., which develops simulation technology for healthcare education and training, has announced the HAL S5301, the latest of its advanced multidisciplinary patient simulators. The company was set to introduce the robot at the International Meeting in Healthcare (IMSH) in Los Angeles, Jan. 15-19.
Beyond Imagination, an AI and robotics platform company developing humanoid robots, has announced teaming up with GelSight, which develops tactile intelligence technology, to initiate a pilot to study the feasibility of using humanoid robots to remotely operate GelSight’s tactile sensors.
CES is always one of the biggest trade shows of the year, where companies from all different sectors come to Las Vegas to show off their latest innovations. Companies that make robots, drones and self-driving cars are among those that have attended in recent years, and this year was no different. While several big companies pulled out of the show due to COVID-related concerns, there were still enough announcements in the space to make people talk about what’s coming next in technology.