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…

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….

Photoneo Brightpick Raises Extra $19M to Complete $40M Fund Round
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Photoneo Brightpick Raises Extra $19M to Complete $40M Fund Round

Kentucky-based Photoneo Brightpick Group has announced it raised an additional $19 million to complete a $40 million Series B funding round. The group is the parent company of Photoneo, which develops robotic vision sensors and intelligence software, and Brightpick, which develops warehouse automation solutions for e-commerce and grocery order fulfillment operations. The new funding raises…

RoboTire Expands Deployments, Partners with Creamery Tire
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RoboTire Expands Deployments, Partners with Creamery Tire

RoboTire, a Michigan-based robotics and automation startup that deploys systems to change vehicles’ tires, has announced a partnership with Creamery Tire, a locally owned service center founded in Pennsylvania in 1988. Creamery Tire is deploying the RoboTire tire changing system at a location in a north Philadelphia suburb in Creamery, Penn. The partnership between Creamery…

Outrider Equips Robot Arms to Autonomous Trucks for Logistics Yards
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Outrider Equips Robot Arms to Autonomous Trucks for Logistics Yards

Outrider, which develops autonomous yard operations for logistics hubs, has announced TrailerConnect – a technology that robotically attaches needed brake and electric lines from yard trucks to semi-trailers and chassis. Based on deep learning technology, TrailerConnect is now available as part of the Outrider System, which automates distribution yards for large, logistics-dependent enterprises. The company…

Foton Daimler Deploys Comau Robots for High-End Truck Production
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Foton Daimler Deploys Comau Robots for High-End Truck Production

Comau has announced it built an advanced automated welding solution for Beijing Foton Daimler Automotive Co., Ltd (BFDA), a joint venture between Daimler Trucks AG and the Chinese truck manufacturer Foton Motor. In doing so, Comau said it is helping support BFDA’s first localized heavy-duty truck for the Chinese market, the “Actros”, which is based…

ABB Launches New Industrial-Grade Cobot
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ABB Launches New Industrial-Grade Cobot

ABB has announced the SWIFTI CRB 1300, an industrial collaborative robot that aims to bridge the gap between traditional industrial robots and more collaborative “cobot”-style robots. The CRB 1300 combines speed, accuracy and the ability to handle loads up to 11 kg, and can perform tasks such as product handling, machine tending, palletizing and screwdriving….

Micropsi: MIRAI Software Now Compatible with FANUC Robots
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Micropsi: MIRAI Software Now Compatible with FANUC Robots

Micropsi Industries announced that its artificial intelligence-based software MIRAI is now compatible with numerous robots produced by FANUC and its U.S. subsidiary, FANUC America. With MIRAI, FANUC customers can now add hand-eye coordination features to several FANUC industrial and collaborative robots (cobots) to handle difficult-to-automate functions, such as cable plugging and assembly.

 

Aerobotix, FerRobotics Launch Robotic Tool for Precision Application of Masking Tape
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Aerobotix, FerRobotics Launch Robotic Tool for Precision Application of Masking Tape

Two leading robotics companies based in the U.S. and Austria, respectively, have announced a partnership on a new solution for automated precision application of masking tape. Collaboration between engineers from Aerobotix and FerRobotics has led to the development of a new End of Arm Tooling system.

 

OSARO Launches Partner Program for Robotics Deployments
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OSARO Launches Partner Program for Robotics Deployments

OSARO, which develops AI-driven robotics for e-commerce operations, has announced a partner program that aims to streamline the deployment of robotics solutions for both logistics and e-commerce businesses. The new OSARO Partners Alliance will provide several collaboration and co-marketing opportunities for vendors, integrators, distributors, resellers, third-party logistics companies (3PLs) and consultants.

 

Mujin Launches QuickBot, a Robotic Case Handler Depalletizer
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Mujin Launches QuickBot, a Robotic Case Handler Depalletizer

Mujin has officially launched its latest offering, QuickBot, a quick-deployment robot cell for case handling and depalletizing in warehouses. The depalletizing solution aims to automate one of the most arduous tasks within the receiving processes in the warehouse, and Mujin said QuickBot is designed with everything needed to solve this application.

 

Comau Robotics Partners with Ferrari to Support Robotics Education
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Comau Robotics Partners with Ferrari to Support Robotics Education

Comau Robotics has partnered with Ferrari to help create the e.DO Learning Center, an educational environment for students and teachers that uses the e.DO robot to explore STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subjects, coding and robotics. The center recently opened at the Istituto Istruzione Superiorie (IIS) in Modena, Italy.