There are more than 70,800 wind turbines in the U.S., which generated about 9% of the country’s electricity in 2021.
The U.S. Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center has awarded Gecko Robotics with an 18-month, $1.5 million contract through the SBIR program.
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’ technology is made for the power generation, oil and gas, heavy manufacturing and defense industries.
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 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 slowed somewhat in October 2020, but transportation, healthcare, and software remained strong.
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.
Exyn Technologies said its new ExynAero drone sensor system can map industrial environments in real time without a human pilot.
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.
ANYbotics is partnering with maxon, which will provide drives for its ANYmal quadruped robot, while ANYbotics provides access to global robotics markets.
In August 2020, autonomous vehicles, industrial automation for manufacturing and supply chains, and healthcare robotics continued to receive funding.
SPX is adding ULC Robotics, which provides inspection robots as a service, drones, and software to utility companies, to its location and inspection portfolio.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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 has renewed its call for innovative startups to submit technologies that solve urban challenges for up to $2 million in funding.
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.
AI vision company Neurala and drone services provider AviSight are combining efforts to enable AviSight’s Live Look Fault Vision to inspect critical infrastructure.
Gecko Robotics, which has developed a wall-climbing robot for industrial inspections, has raised Series B funding to continue to grow its staff.