The U.S. Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center has awarded Gecko Robotics with an 18-month, $1.5 million contract through the SBIR program.
American Robotics, Infrared Cameras Inc. announce partnership
American Robotics, a subsidiary of Ondas Holdings, and Infrared Cameras Inc. (ICI) announced a strategic partnership.
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.
American Robotics approved for BVLOS operations at 7 locations
This brings a total of 10 FAA approved for automated BVLOS drone operations online for American Robotics.
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.
Percepto drones receive BVLOS approval at 2 U.S. refineries
Delek uses Percepto’s autonomous drones to maintain remote operations 24/7, automate day-to-day operations in its facilities.
Boston Dynamics Spot learns new skills with 3.0 release
Spot Release 3.0 enhances its data collection capabilities to improve ease of use and efficiency for facility inspection.
Kraken Robotics acquires 13 Robotics Ltda
Canadian underwater robotics company Kraken Robotics Inc., announces that it has acquired 13 Robotics Ltda of Brazil in a deal worth $220K.
Pipeline repair robots deployed to reduce danger for human workers
Pipeline repair and inspection is a dangerous task for humans, but automated units are now being deployed, thanks to Wisconsin-based robotics integrators using igus components.
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.
ANYbotics raises $22.3M Series A for ANYmal quadruped
ANYbotics, the Swiss developer of the ANYmal quadruped, closed a $22.3 million Series A round today. ANYmal is designed for a number of industrial applications, including inspection, and the funding will help ANYbotics scale the business. ANYmal C, the company’s third-generation quadruped, is able to perform tasks with a high degree of autonomy in dynamic…
Percepto partners with Boston Dynamics on industrial inspection
Percepto, an Israel-based developer of drones for monitoring and analyzing industrial sites, raised $45 million in Series B funding and partnered with RBR50 company Boston Dynamics. The Series B funding, led by Koch Disruptive Technologies, brings Percepto’s total funding to date to $72.5 million. With the funding, Percepto is launching its Autonomous Inspection & Monitoring…
Delivery drone firm Volansi expands to VTOL development facility in Oregon
VTOL drone delivery developer and service provider Volansi said it is expanding in Bend, Ore., to take advantage of the region’s talent pool and aviation technology expertise and scale its production and operations.
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.
GEMINI underwater robot from Schilling to use Energid Actin for manipulator motion control
Energid Technologies’ Actin software is helping Schilling Robotics’ GEMINI remotely operated underwater vehicle with more sophisticated manipulation.
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.
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.
ANYmal C from ANYbotics is a robot with four legs and three brains
ANYbotics’ ANYmal C is a multi-module machine designed to handle varied terrain. The company’s executives explain the computing architecture enabling the quadruped robot’s motion and missions.
MFE Rentals to resell and rent Sarcos Robotics Guardian S inspection robot
MFE Rentals, which provides inspection equipment, is an official rental and resale partner of Sarcos Robotics for its Guardian S robot, which is designed to remotely communicate from a variety of environments.
CFM Challenge from SPRINT Robotics seeks technologies to make tank cleaning safer
SPRINT Robotics, a consortium of petrochemical companies, has launched the CFM Challenge, which seeks new or existing robots to automate cleaning and fabric maintenance of oil and gas infrastructure.
Microdrones offers four new 3D, lidar survey drones as a service
Microdrones said its new mapping and survey equipment is available as a service for 3D mapping and modeling applications.