Figure will use the funding to develop its Figure 01 humanoid, build out its AI data pipeline for autonomous operations and drive towards commercialization.
Open Robotics releases ROS 2 Iron Irwini
Iron Irwini is the largest ROS 2 release yet in terms of features. We take a look at some of the highlights of the ninth ROS 2 release.
Waymo robotaxis to be available through Uber
The companies announced a multi-year strategic partnership that will make the Waymo Driver available on the Uber Platform.
Associated Food Stores and Symbotic announce agreement to implement warehouse automation system
Robotic case-picking system to improve Associated Food Stores’ supply chain capabilities and retailer experiences.
Hesai Technology, CRATUS partner to develop autonomous warehouse systems
Hesai and CRATUS will work together to release a series of drivers, middleware and end solutions centered around Hesai’s QT128 LiDAR sensors.
Universal Robots makes PBC Linear a certified partner
Designed to address material handling and labor shortage issues, the Cobot Feeder boosts UR cobot production without significant increases in labor.
Noah Medical’s Galaxy System used in US for 1st time
Noah Medical’s Galaxy System was used for the first time in the US at the University of Chicago Medicine by Dr. Kyle Hogarth.
Agility Robotics names Melonee Wise CTO
The Fetch Robotics co-founder will be working on software and technology systems for deploying fleets of Digit humanoids in warehouses all over the country.
Blue Origin earns NASA lunar development contract
Under the contract, Blue Origin will develop a human landing system for NASA’s Artemis V mission to the Moon.
e-con Systems brings in $13M for embedded vision systems
e-con Systems, a US-based provider of embedded vision systems, has brought in $13 million in funding from GR 2022 Holdings.
ASTM announces legged robotics subcommittee
ASTM International’s Committee on Robotics, Automation and Autonomous Systems recently approved the creation of a new subcommittee for legged robots.
Skyline Robotics awarded first patent for its robotic window-cleaning system
Skyline Robotics has received its first patent for its OZMO window-cleaning system.
Numurus joins NVIDIA Metropolis to develop vision AI applications
Numurus has joined NVIDIA Metropolis, a partner program focused on bringing vision AI applications to market. NEPI is a commercial, open-source, turnkey OS.
XTEND acquires drone inspection company Performance Rotors
XTEND, the developer an operating system that helps users that have no flight experience operate drones, has acquired Performance Rotors.
Netrush deploys Brightpick’s goods-to-person AMRs
Brightpick’s autonomous mobile robots will first be deployed on the floor of Netrush’s Hebron, KY-based warehouse.
North American robot sales slow at the start of 2023
In Q1 2023, North American companies ordered just 9,168 units, according to A3, down 21% from the same quarter in 2022.
Wiferion releases wireless charging system for small AMRs
Wiferion has announced the release of the etaLINK 1000, the latest and smallest edition to its line of robot charging systems.
Moon Surgical raises $55.4M to support surgical robot platform
Moon Surgical announced today that it raised $55.4 million and appointed a surgical robotics veteran as the chair of its board.
RoboBusiness 2023 call for speakers
The world’s premier robotics business development event seeks talks that highlight the latest enabling technologies and commercial opportunities for robotics solution providers.
Autonomous trailer unloading and robotic dry wall finishing
This week we recap the 2023 Robotics Summit event and interview Fox Robotics’ new CEO Marin Tchakarov and Canvas Robotics’ CEO and co-founder Kevin Albert.
Anybotics raises $50M to expand international deployments, develop new capabilities
Anybotics announces $50 million Series B funding round to scale deployments, develop new capabilities, and strengthen competitive position.
Sanctuary AI unveils general purpose humanoid robot
Sanctuary AI announces the launch of its first human-scale, bipedal robot called Pheonix, powered by Carbon AI.