This is the second funding round for Waymo, a subsidiary of Alphabet, the parent company of Google. In 2020, Waymo raised $3 billion.
The pilot, which will start in April 2021, marks Nuro’s expansion into parcel logistics and allows FedEx to explore various use cases for on-road autonomous vehicle logistics.
A Ford Ranger and Range Rover Evoque, retrofitted with Oxbotica’s autonomy software and a full suite of sensors, was recently deployed in a U.K. quarry.
After its deployed on the Moon, the robot ball transforms into two halves that serve as wheels and allow the robot to move around on the Moon.
The eKentucky Advanced Manufacturing Institute’s new robotics center allows students to train on mobile robots and robot arms for future jobs in manufacturing and logistics.
Realtime Robotics developed a processor that can quickly create collision-free motion plans for industrial robots and autonomous vehicles.
The Robot Report tracked 36 robotics investments worth at least $581 million in May 2021. There also were three mergers and acquisitions.
DHL Supply Chain is expanding its collaboration with Locus Robotics. By 2022, DHL plans to implement up to 2,000 assisted picking robots globally.
This seventh version of ROS 2 is an interim release will be supported until November 2022.
The Soft Bubble Gripper uses visuo-tactile sensing techniques that allow a robot to recognize objects by shape, track their orientation in its grasp and sense forces as it interacts with the world.
Data from VIPER could help NASA map resources at the lunar South Pole that could one day be harvested for long-term human exploration at the Moon.
Joel Johnson, the passenger in the Waymo robotaxi that was confused multiple times by construction cones, discusses what went wrong.
With the ability to now handle 27.55 lb, the UR10e will be opened up to applications such as palletizing, machine tending, and packaging. The price of the UR10e won’t change.
American Robotics’ commercial drone system will be integrated into Ondas’ FullMAX platform, a standards-based networking solution designed to enable enhanced data communications for field operations.
Watch a Waymo One robotaxi in Chandler, Ariz. gets confused multiple times by traffic cones – and evade human assistance.
A3 President Jeff Burnstein joins The Robot Report Podcast to discuss North American robot shipments, which surged in Q1 2021.
The robotics industry has long been fragmented. Heck, Bill Gates mentioned it back in 2008. Progress has been made, sure, but a lack of common standards and platforms, as well as programming complexity, remain major hurdles for the industry. A tour of READY Robotics‘ headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, however, showcases just the opposite. The robotics…
Calif.-based Plus is hopping on the SPAC train. The startup, which is developing self-driving truck technology, is being acquired by Hennessy Capital Investment Corp. V, a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). If the deal is approved, the combined company will be valued at $3.3 billion and trade on the New York Stock Exchange under…
Perseverance Rover captured audio of the Ingenuity flying on Mars, adding another new dimension to the historic Mars 2020 Mission.
Einride, a developer of electric, autonomous trucks, raised $110 million in Series B funding today. New investors Temasek, Soros Fund Management, Northzone, Maersk Growth and Build Capital led the round. Existing investors EQT Ventures, Plum Alley Investments, Norrsken VC, Ericsson and NordicNinja VC also participated. It should be noted that Moller-Maersk is the world’s largest…
Robot orders in Q1 2021 were up 20% over the same period in 2020, according to the Association for Advancing Automation (A3). There were substantial increases in purchases coming from non-automotive industries, including metals (up 86%), life sciences/pharmaceutical/biomed (up 72%), food & consumer goods (up 32%), and others (12%). A3 said North American companies purchased…
Kami will strengthen Embodied’s Moxie robot by adding memory of past conversations context, consistent personality, common sense reasoning.