Built’s robot combines all steps of the piling process, from surveying to pile distribution, driving and inspection, into one package
Sarcos completes solar panel installation demonstration
Sarcos announced that it completed the final validation of its Outdoor Autonomous Manipulation of Photovoltaic Panels (O-AMPP) project.
Aerones raises $38.9M for robots to clean wind turbines
There are more than 70,800 wind turbines in the U.S., which generated about 9% of the country’s electricity in 2021.
Gecko Robotics awarded $1.5M Air Force contract
The U.S. Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center has awarded Gecko Robotics with an 18-month, $1.5 million contract through the SBIR program.
Field Robotics Engineering Forum call for speakers open
The Field Robotics Engineering Forum seeks submissions that focus on the design and development of robotics systems that operate in outdoor, unstructured and dynamic environments, such as construction worksites, open mines, and farm fields, as well as busy urban centers.
Gecko Robotics brings in $73M for inspection robots
Gecko Robotics’ technology is made for the power generation, oil and gas, heavy manufacturing and defense industries.
RE2 Robotics, JLG Industries partner on system for solar field construction
The system will use computer vision to autonomously retrieve solar panels from a delivery vehicle and precisely place the panels onto a racking system. An onsite human worker then follows to secure the panel.
Skygauge Robotics raises $2.5M in funding for infrastructure inspection drones
Skygauge Robotics has closed a $3.3 million CAD seed round to expand its team as it develops drones to relieve humans of dangerous tasks such as infrastructure inspection.
Robotics investments recap: October 2020
Robotics investments slowed somewhat in October 2020, but transportation, healthcare, and software remained strong.
Houston Mechatronics CTO to discuss maritime applications in RoboBusiness Direct
Nicolaus Radford, co-founder and CTO of Houston Mechatronics, will explain market opportunities for maritime robotics, using his own and his company’s experience as examples.
ExynAero, ExynPak expand Exyn’s autonomous drone, sensing offerings
Exyn Technologies said its new ExynAero drone sensor system can map industrial environments in real time without a human pilot.
A2I2 underwater robot is successful in U.K. consortium trials, on target for 2021 launch
Rovco and Forth Engineering are among the U.K. organizations participating in the Autonomous Aquatic Inspection and Intervention or A2I2 project, which has tested an autonomous underwater vehicles for multiple uses.
maxon and ANYbotics partner for drives in ANYmal legged inspection robot
ANYbotics is partnering with maxon, which will provide drives for its ANYmal quadruped robot, while ANYbotics provides access to global robotics markets.
Robotics investments recap: August 2020
In August 2020, autonomous vehicles, industrial automation for manufacturing and supply chains, and healthcare robotics continued to receive funding.
SPX acquires ULC Robotics, provider of utilities inspection robotics as a service
SPX is adding ULC Robotics, which provides inspection robots as a service, drones, and software to utility companies, to its location and inspection portfolio.
UTM patents advance PrecisionHawk push for air traffic control for drones, manned aircraft
PrecisionHawk, which provides drone and data services to the energy and other industries, has received two patents for UTM, or a unified traffic management system for aircraft and drones.
Robotics investments recap: July 2020
In July 2020, autonomous vehicles, industrial automation, and surgical robots continued to receive funding at steady levels in comparison with the same period last year.
MAVNet communication system enables remote piloting of drones over the Internet
Startup Horizon31 has licensed a global communications system called MAVnet from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory that it said could enable remote drone operations over the Internet.
Rocos to add remote management to Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot
Boston Dynamics has built partnerships to add capabilities to its Spot quadruped robot. The Rocos cloud-based management platform allows for greater autonomy as well as remote control.
RMUS to distribute Sarcos Robotics’ Guardian S crawler robot in North America
RMUS, or Rocky Mountain Unmanned Systems, will distribute, integrate, and service Sarcos Robotics’ Guardian S robotic crawler system. The mobile robot is designed to be a rugged platform for industrial inspection, public safety, and more.
Toyota AI Ventures extends call for connected city innovations
Toyota AI Ventures has renewed its call for innovative startups to submit technologies that solve urban challenges for up to $2 million in funding.
Olis Robotics, Aleron Subsea partner to upgrade ROV controllers
Olis Robotics, whose Olis Master Controller uses machine learning for more precise controls, is working with remotely operated vehicle maker Aleron Subsea to offer easy ROV upgrades.