DIN power supply provider PULS Power acquires the wireless power business of Wiferion, to create a new PULS Wireless division.
Tesla has plans to acquire Wiferion, a source who wished to remain anonymous told The Robot Report.
Wiferion has announced the release of the etaLINK 1000, the latest and smallest edition to its line of robot charging systems.
Wiferion is a provider of mobile, wireless power supplies for AGVs and AMRs.
Powermat said the system offers up to 300W of power and eliminates the need for direct contact with pogo-pins entirely.
Powermat develops wireless charging based on magnetic induction. Its platform for robotics provides up to 600W of wireless power.
Once a Jackal or Husky robot navigates to within several centimeters of a charging station, power is automatically delivered through the air.
A3 President Jeff Burnstein joins The Robot Report Podcast to discuss North American robot shipments, which surged in Q1 2021.
Battery life is an issue for many types of robots. But it is especially challenging for robots operating in outer space. A new initiative under NASA’s “Tipping Point” program hopes to solve this and make smaller robots available for missions that weren’t within reach before, including night missions on the moon. NASA awarded a $5.8…
WiBotic said it has received the first FCC authorization for up to 300 watts of wireless power transmission for robots, drones, underwater vehicles, and industrial automation.
WiBotic said its wireless charging system is cost-effective and easy to install, enabling Magni users to upgrade to wireless power for highly reliable and fully autonomous operations.
WiBotic, which has developed wireless charging systems for mobile robots, aerial drones, and lunar systems, has joined the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute.
WiBotic, a leader in wireless charging for mobile robots, said it plans to use its investment to expand its product offerings and enhance customer support.
Powermat Technologies announced its PMT350 600W wireless power platform for mid-power industrial, micro-mobility, robotics, medical and telecom applications.
WiBotic’s PowerPad Pro charges drones without physical connection points, while wirelessly transferring flight data, images and video.
France-based Naio Technologies and Germany-based VARTA are collaborating on autonomous charging stations for agricultural robots that depend on renewable energy sources for minimal human supervision.
A swarm of hundreds of drones will soon descend on unmanned ground vehicles to autonomously recharge, thanks to U.S. Army-funded research now underway at the University of Illinois Chicago. The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Army Research Laboratory awarded the University of Illinois Chicago a four-year, $8 million cooperative agreement in August to develop…
Waypoint Robotics, which was formerly known as Stanley Robotics, launched at MODEX 2018 its EnZone wireless charging system for autonomous mobile robots. EnZone is based on the Adaptive Wireless Charging standard from WiBotic, a Seattle, Wash.-based startup that partnered with Waypoint. Unless they’re tethered, robots don’t typically have great battery life. So improving the battery life…
Under the contract, Yank Tech will develop wireless charging systems in kilowatt ranges for autonomous vehicles on the Moon.
RGo Robotics CEO Amir Bousani and Verizon’s Simon Jensen-Fellows discuss AI’s impact on mobile robots, Verizon’s 5G network’s potential for edge computing, and cloud architecture evolution.
Between new applications for large language models in robotics, to big acquisitions, there was no shortage of news to cover this month.
More than 60 industry leaders will be on stage at the Robotics Summit & Expo (May 10-11 in Boston), the premier event for commercial robotics development.