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SICK Vention400x275SICK has announced a partnership with Vention that will combine SICK’s PLB and PLOC2D systems with Vention’s manufacturing automation platform to accelerate the design and deployment of custom-built applications for robot guidance systems.


RealtimeRobotics400x275Realtime Robotics, which develops autonomous motion planning for industrial robots, has announced completing a $31.4 million Series A round of funding. The company said it will apply the new funds to accelerate product rollouts and deepen its reach in the warehouse automation industry while continuing to serve global automotive manufacturers and their supply chain.


Cobot MachineTending400x275A new report from research firm ABI Research predicts that the cobot market will grow substantially over the next decade. With a global valuation of $475 million in 2020 and expansion to $600 million this year, BI said the market will surge to $8 billion by 2030, with a compound annual growth rate of 32.5%.


ABB construction400x275ABB Robotics has announced a new campaign to drive automation in the construction industry to address key challenges, including the need for more affordable and environmentally friendly housing, and to reduce the environmental impact of construction. The campaign will include a series of webinars, panel discussions, case studies and podcasts, the company said.


FANUC SCARA 400x275FANUC America, which supplies CNCs, robotics and ROBOMACHINEs, has announced expanding its line of high-performance SCARA robots, offering more reach and payload options to companies looking to improve assembly, packaging, pick-and-place, and inspection processes.


FANUC A3reportQ12021 400x275Substantial increases in robot orders from the metals sector, pharmaceuticals, food and consumer goods helped drive a 20% increase in North American robot orders during the first quarter of 2021, the Association for Advancing Automation (A3) reported today. The Q1 2021 numbers were also the second-largest quarter ever for non-automotive sector robot sales, as companies recovering from COVID-19 slowdowns realize that robotics and automation can help them recover.


PathRobotics400x275Columbus, Ohio-based Path Robotics, which is developing an autonomous robotic welding system, has announced raising $56 million in Series B funding, bringing the total invested into the company to $71 million. Leading the round was Addition, joining returning investors Drive Capital, Basis Set, and Lemnos Lab.


SymbioRobotics400x275Symbio Robotics, which develops artificial intelligence for industrial robotics, has announced working with Ford Motor Company to deploy an AI-controlled robot at the automaker’s Livonia Transmission Plant. The robot is programmed and managed with Symbio’s robot-agnostic platform, SymbioDCS, to assemble transmissions for the Bronco Sport, Escape, and Edge, among others.


ABB IRB1300 Cleanroom400x275ABB has announced that its six-axis industrial robot, the IRB1300, includes new protection elements that allow it to be used in tough industrial applications and contamination-free production processes, opening new opportunities in several industry spaces, including electronics assembly, and automotive and metals fabrication.


PlusOneRoboticsFounders400x275Plus One Robotics, which develops vision software for logistics robots, has announced raising $33 million of Series B funding. The funding will be used to support the company’s ongoing expansion in the U.S. and Europe, as well as continued product development to meet rapidly rising customer demand driven by the global boom in e-commerce, the company said in a statement.


FANUC LRMateSeries400x275FANUC America, which manufactures CNCs and industrial robots, has introduced the LR Mate 200iD/14L, the 10th model variation of its LR Mate series of tabletop industrial robots. Since launching the LR Mate Series almost 30 years ago, it has become one of FANUC’s biggest sellers, with more than 70,000 units installed across the globe.

IndustrialRobotsFrostSullivan400x275A new analysis by Frost & Sullivan says the global industrial robotics market will reach revenues of $38.3 billion in 2024, up from $22.2 billion in 2020 (a 12.2% compound annual growth rate). Despite uncertainty in the automotive space and the COVID-19 pandemic, rising demand from industries such as pharmaceuticals, food & beverage, and electrical and electronics are expected to propel growth over the next five years.

BerkshireGrey400x275SoftBank Robotics and SoftBank Logistics have announced a joint partnership with Berkshire Grey to offer an advanced third-party logistics service for eCommerce fulfillment. The SB Logistics’ 3PL offering uses Berkshire Grey’s Intelligent Enterprise Robotics solutions that autonomously pick, carefully place, and pack customer orders to best meet the extremely high standards in the Japanese market, the companies said in a statement.

ComauRockwell400x275Rockwell Automation and Comau have announced they are joining forces to give businesses worldwide vital tools to maximize manufacturing efficiencies through unified robot control solutions. The goal is to simplify robot integration for manufacturers, giving them easier, smarter and more productive ways to design, deploy and manage robot applications.

PickleRobotDill400x275Pickle Robot Co. has released a video showing off details of its Dill robot, which can unload boxes from messy trailers at a rate of more than 1,600 picks per hour. The company’s Trailer Unload configuration will be available for reservations in June, with shipping expected in 2022.

VeoFreeMoveFanuc 400x275Veo Robotics, which develops technology aimed to make industrial robots more responsive to humans, has announced that its flagship product, FreeMove, has received safety certification from TÜV Rheinland for its industrial robot safeguarding system. Through dynamic, 3D speed and separation monitoring the FreeMove system has been certified for compliance with ISO 13849 for PLd, Category 3, the company said. The certified solution is now available for purchase from Veo Robotics.