Waymo provides a glimpse at its SimulationCity software environment that it uses to test and validate driving algorithms.
The German Federal Government drafted new laws to manage the deployment and use of autonomous vehicles on German roads.
The Society of Automotive Engineers releases a revision to the famous “6 levels of automated driving” graphic, to further define the limits of current driver support technology.
Veo Robotics, a Waltham, Mass-based company turning traditional industrial robotic arms into collaborative machines, named Calvary Robotics as its initial certified systems integrator partner. Founded in 1994, Calvary Robotics is a leading developer of custom turnkey automation solutions, robotic platforms and material handling systems. Veo’s flagship product, FreeMove, uses advanced computer vision and 3D sensing…
Thanks to recent design improvements in hexapod systems, automotive manufacturers requiring extremely high accuracy can reduce set-up and processing time, overall production cycle times, and ultimately the cost of operation.
Mech-Mind Robotics, which combines 3D vision, deep learning, and motion planning to make industrial automation more intelligent, has raised nearly $15 million to accelerate development and marketing.
AutoX said its RoboTaxi fleet in downtown Shenzhen is the first to be deployed without accompanying safety/backup drivers in China.
Comau said its new MATE-XT exoskeleton is designed to be resistant to environmental conditions, is EWS-certified for reducing biomechanical risk, and can provide a demonstrable ROI.
Pär-Olof Johannesson, CEO of TerraNet AB, offers his perspective on how the U.S. presidential election will affect the development of autonomous and electric vehicles worldwide, as well as relations with China.
Ayanna Howard, the first female dean of Ohio State University’s College of Engineering, discusses her new book on Sex, Race, and Robotics.
The Compact Interior Painting Station enables automotive manufacturers to reduce the size of their vehicle interior painting stations by one third, while saving costs and making facilities more sustainable, said ABB.
Real-Time Innovations said that robotics developers can now use RTI Connext DDS scalability and productivity tools within the ROS 2 ecosystem.
Pony.ai will be working with China FAW Group on design and manufacturing of its robotaxis and autonomous trucks. The company completed Series C fundraising of $267 million.
Aeva has entered into an agreement with special purpose acquisition company InterPrivate Acquisition Corp. to scale up production of its 4D lidar sensor on a chip, which it said can benefit autonomous vehicles and robotics.
Innoviz Technologies said its InnovizTwo perception system makes it more affordable for carmakers to validate Level 2+ autonomous vehicles for safety, with a path to Level 3 with software updates.
Light has launched Clarity, a multiview perception platform enabling vehicles to see 1 km with 20 times the detail of lidar. The company said Clarity’s range, accuracy, and detail can improve vehicle safety.
Applied Intuition, a developer of simulation software for autonomous vehicles and other systems, has raised $125 million to grow its global presence and serve more vertical segments.
VW Commercial Vehicles plans to deploy 800 ABB industrial robots to support its transition to electric vehicles in the plant for its ID. Buzz van.
China’s industrial automation and robotics market demonstrates significant strengths in 2020, but immature firms and trade conflicts with the U.S. still pose challenges, writes international consultant Georg Stieler.
Qobotix said its new operating system coordinates manufacturers’ existing robots to boost productivity and lower costs. It added that the software enables flexibility to quickly adapt processes while allowing for social distancing to keep workers safe.
Toyota Research Institute – Advanced Development has announced Woven Capital, a new $800 million fund that it said will consolidate support for R&D into smart cities, connected vehicles, and autonomous vehicles.
In August 2020, autonomous vehicles, industrial automation for manufacturing and supply chains, and healthcare robotics continued to receive funding.