Between big events like the Robotics Summit & Expo and Automate, acquisition news, and big funding announcements, there was no shortage of exciting robotics news.
Space robotics company GITAI brings in over $28M
GITAI plans to use the latest funding to expand its business and technology development in the United States.
Serve Robotics to deploy up to 2,000 delivery robots with Uber
Serve Robotics has given more insight into the scope of its partnership with Uber Technologies, which was announced in November 2021.
NVIDIA unveils updates for Metropolis for Factories, Isaac AMR & more
NVIDIA’s latest innovations aim to ride the wave of generative AI advancements made in recent months.
Waymo robotaxis to be available through Uber
The companies announced a multi-year strategic partnership that will make the Waymo Driver available on the Uber Platform.
Hesai Technology, CRATUS partner to develop autonomous warehouse systems
Hesai and CRATUS will work together to release a series of drivers, middleware and end solutions centered around Hesai’s QT128 LiDAR sensors.
Noah Medical’s Galaxy System used in US for 1st time
Noah Medical’s Galaxy System was used for the first time in the US at the University of Chicago Medicine by Dr. Kyle Hogarth.
Blue Origin earns NASA lunar development contract
Under the contract, Blue Origin will develop a human landing system for NASA’s Artemis V mission to the Moon.
e-con Systems brings in $13M for embedded vision systems
e-con Systems, a US-based provider of embedded vision systems, has brought in $13 million in funding from GR 2022 Holdings.
ASTM announces legged robotics subcommittee
ASTM International’s Committee on Robotics, Automation and Autonomous Systems recently approved the creation of a new subcommittee for legged robots.
XTEND acquires drone inspection company Performance Rotors
XTEND, the developer an operating system that helps users that have no flight experience operate drones, has acquired Performance Rotors.
Netrush deploys Brightpick’s goods-to-person AMRs
Brightpick’s autonomous mobile robots will first be deployed on the floor of Netrush’s Hebron, KY-based warehouse.
North American robot sales slow at the start of 2023
In Q1 2023, North American companies ordered just 9,168 units, according to A3, down 21% from the same quarter in 2022.
Wiferion releases wireless charging system for small AMRs
Wiferion has announced the release of the etaLINK 1000, the latest and smallest edition to its line of robot charging systems.
DHL deploys 5,000 more Locus AMRs
DHL Supply Chain has expanded its global partnership with Locus Robotics and is deploying 5,000 more AMRs across multiple sites.
RoboTire installs system at Detroit Garage
RoboTire has installed one of its autonomous tire-changing systems at a Detroit Garage in Plymouth, Michigan.
This robot hand can manipulate objects without seeing them
Researchers from Columbia Engineering have designed a robot hand that joins an advanced sense of touch with motor-learning algorithms.
CAYTU Robotics deploys delivery robots at BYU
CAYTU Robotics, a startup based in Dakar, Senegal, has partnered with BYU to roll out its robotic delivery service on the campus.
Universal Robots makes Denali a certified solution partner
Universal Robots partnered with Denali Advanced Integration, a leading services and global technology integrator.
Waymo expands service area in Phoenix, SF
Waymo announced that it has doubled its robotaxi service area in Phoenix and is growing its service area in San Francisco.
India’s robot installations hit an all-time high
Industrial robot sales in India have reached a new record with 4,945 units installed in 2021, according to the IFR.
Sarcos, VideoRay partner to offer underwater robotic systems
These systems will combine VideoRay’s remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) with the Sarcos Guardian Sea Class robotic system.