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…

Aeolus Launches Dual-Arm Humanoid Mobile Robot for Multiple Tasks
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Aeolus Launches Dual-Arm Humanoid Mobile Robot for Multiple Tasks

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…

Halodi Robotics, Immervision to Develop Next-Generation Vision for Humanoid Robots
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Halodi Robotics, Immervision to Develop Next-Generation Vision for Humanoid Robots

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 Launches RoboSkin for Humanoid Robots, Prosthetics
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BeBop Sensors Launches RoboSkin for Humanoid Robots, Prosthetics

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 Raises $150M to Scale Blended Human-Robot Workplaces
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Agility Robotics Raises $150M to Scale Blended Human-Robot Workplaces

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.

 

Israel Innovation Authority Allocates $20M for Next-Gen Human-Robot Interaction Research
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Israel Innovation Authority Allocates $20M for Next-Gen Human-Robot Interaction Research

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.

 

German Group Acquires SoftBank Robotics Europe, Maker of Pepper and Nao Robots
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German Group Acquires SoftBank Robotics Europe, Maker of Pepper and Nao Robots

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.

 

Diligent Robotics Raises $30M+ to Deploy its Robots to Healthcare Systems
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Diligent Robotics Raises $30M+ to Deploy its Robots to Healthcare Systems

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 to Deploy 140 Humanoid Security Robots for ADT Commercial
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Halodi Robotics to Deploy 140 Humanoid Security Robots for ADT Commercial

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.

 

Sanctuary Cognitive Raises $58.5M to Accelerate General-Purpose Robotics
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Sanctuary Cognitive Raises $58.5M to Accelerate General-Purpose Robotics

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 Says New Micro Actuator is the World’s Smallest
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Firgelli Says New Micro Actuator is the World’s Smallest

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.

 

Beyond Imagination, GelSight to Pilot Tactile Sensing with Telepresence Robotics
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Beyond Imagination, GelSight to Pilot Tactile Sensing with Telepresence Robotics

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.

 

5 Robotics Takeaways from CES 2022
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5 Robotics Takeaways from CES 2022

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.