Product Profile: Vention Premium Swivel Caster Wheel with Brake
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Product Profile: Vention Premium Swivel Caster Wheel with Brake

What is it: For mobility on the factory or warehouse floor, this German-made medium-duty swivel caster wheel, with brake has a 150kg load-carrying capacity. It consists of a unibody stainless steel bracket with nylon wheel and uses a rugged polyurethane thread. Fasteners are included, and Vention offers next-day shipping. These wheels are used in a…

Flexiv Launches Moonlight, a Force-Controlled Parallel Robot
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Flexiv Launches Moonlight, a Force-Controlled Parallel Robot

Flexiv, which develops general-purpose robotic solutions, has announced the release of its latest robot to its portfolio, the Moonlight adaptive parallel robot. Moonlight is a force-controlled parallel robot aimed at applications that require precise motion and force control, such as screw fastening, ultra-accurate loading, and polishing. With Flexiv’s force control technology, Moonlight can measure force…

Xenex Petitions FDA to Certify its LightStrike UV Room Disinfection Technology
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Xenex Petitions FDA to Certify its LightStrike UV Room Disinfection Technology

Xenex Disinfection Services, which develops UV disinfection technology for healthcare facilities, announced it has filed a De Novo petition with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for medical device market authorization of its LightStrike+ ultraviolet (UV) room disinfection technology. The company’s patented device emits intense bursts of broad spectrum, pulsed xenon UV light to…

Phantom AI Raises $36.5M to Advance Autonomous Driving Platform
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Phantom AI Raises $36.5M to Advance Autonomous Driving Platform

Phantom AI, a Silicon Valley-based startup developing an autonomous driving platform with computer vision, sensor fusion and control capabilities, has announced it raised $36.5 million in a Series C funding round. The company aims to help customers reduce accidents and make everyday driving more enjoyable, while also unlocking what is next in the advanced driving…

3D Camera Manufacturer Orbbec Announces the Femto Mega Camera with Real-Time Streaming
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3D Camera Manufacturer Orbbec Announces the Femto Mega Camera with Real-Time Streaming

Orbbec, a leading global 3D camera manufacturer, announced the launch of the Femto Mega. Built in partnership with Microsoft, it is designed to enable ready access to 3D technology. It’s the industry’s highest resolution 3D camera with real-time streaming of processed images over ethernet or USB connections that makes it ideal for use in robotics,…

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)…

Italian 3-Limbed Robot to Assist Astronauts with Space Tasks
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Italian 3-Limbed Robot to Assist Astronauts with Space Tasks

As reported on Engineering 360, a three-limbed robotic platform developed by researchers at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) promises to assist astronauts in space with infrastructure tasks. The “Multi-arm Installation Robot for Readying ORUs and Reflectors (MIRROR) project,” or MARM, consists of a central body, three limbs and a docking device and is designed…

OrionStar Robotics Unveils Lucki Pro Service Robot
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OrionStar Robotics Unveils Lucki Pro Service Robot

China’s OrionStar Robotics has announced the next generation of its delivery robot. The Lucki PRO service robot includes features such as a dish recognition camera, 360-degree smart ambient lamp, 14.1-inch high-definition screen, and torsion bar damping suspension. The dish recognition camera can automatically identify and broadcast dishes, enabling real-time data analysis and standardization for chain…

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…

Sponsored Video: Oriental Motor’s AZ Series mini Driver
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Sponsored Video: Oriental Motor’s AZ Series mini Driver

The AZ Series mini Driver from Oriental Motor works with a variety of AlphaStep AZ Series, DC input products. This driver can be controlled using EtherCAT or RS-485 communication and daisy chained to maximize design, space and improve installation time. The mini Driver is also designed to be close to the motor, making it ideal…

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…

DOD Awards $50M to Kodiak Robotics for Autonomous Army Ground Vehicles
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DOD Awards $50M to Kodiak Robotics for Autonomous Army Ground Vehicles

Kodiak Robotics, Inc., which develops self-driving trucking technology, announced it has been awarded a $49.9 million, 24-month U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) agreement to help automate future U.S. Army ground vehicles led by the Army’s Robotic Combat Vehicle (RCV) program. This effort will be in support of vehicles designed for reconnaissance, surveillance, and other high-risk missions. Through this…

Danish Robot Collects Tons of River Waste in Demonstration
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Danish Robot Collects Tons of River Waste in Demonstration

All In On Green  has announced that its robot waste collector, SeaProtectorOne, collected more than 100,000 pieces of waste from a river in Denmark over the course of 20 months.  Installed at the mouth of the river in Aarhus, Denmark, where the river flows into the harbor and wider sea, the robot collects waste such…

Raven Advances Autonomous Agriculture with Two Raven Autonomy Product Debuts
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Raven Advances Autonomous Agriculture with Two Raven Autonomy Product Debuts

Raven Industries debuted two new autonomous agriculture solutions at CNH Industrial’s Tech Day event in Phoenix, Ariz., in December 2022: the Driverless Tillage Solution and the Driver Assist Harvest Solution. These solutions aim to expand on the brand’s Raven Autonomy portfolio to provide additional support across the cash crop production cycle over multiple seasons. The new systems are the latest…