Real-Time Innovations said that robotics developers can now use RTI Connext DDS scalability and productivity tools within the ROS 2 ecosystem.
BEYOND program to build collaborative framework for drone integration into U.S. airspace
Virginia Tech hailed the U.S. Department of Transportation’s BEYOND program, which is intended to foster stakeholder engagement in safely integrating aerial drones into the U.S. airspace for commercial uses.
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.
MIT testing autonomous Roboat II that carries passengers
Five years in the making, MIT’s autonomous floating vessels get a size upgrade and learn a new way to communicate aboard the waters.
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.
Purdue autonomous underwater vehicles can find mobile dock to transfer data, recharge
Robots exploring deep bodies of water can only go so far before needing to recharge and upload data. Purdue University engineers have designed a mobile docking station system that would help them go farther.
Robotics investments recap: August 2020
In August 2020, autonomous vehicles, industrial automation for manufacturing and supply chains, and healthcare robotics continued to receive funding.
FCC grants WiBotic 300 watt authorization for wireless charging of robots, drones
WiBotic said it has received the first FCC authorization for up to 300 watts of wireless power transmission for robots, drones, underwater vehicles, and industrial automation.
Sea Machines Robotics raises $15M for unmanned maritime tech
Sea Machines Robotics closed $15 million in financing. The investment marks one of the largest venture rounds for an advanced maritime technology company.
WiBotic raises Series A funding to expand wireless robot charging
WiBotic, a leader in wireless charging for mobile robots, said it plans to use its investment to expand its product offerings and enhance customer support.
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.
New sensors for underwater robots could benefit science, industry, say researchers
Remotely operated vehicles used by the oil and gas sector can be enhanced to gather more scientific data, according to Australian researchers.
Silicon Sensing inertial measurement technology to guide autonomous Mayflower voyage
The Mayflower Autonomous Ship will repeat the trans-Atlantic voyage of the Pilgrim ship Mayflower 400 years ago.
AutoNaut, Seaglider combination to safely survey oceans
Researchers at the University of East Anglia is working with AutoNaut Ltd. on a combination of a unmanned surface vessel and an autonomous underwater vehicle to explore difficult-to-reach portions of the ocean.
Robotics investments recap: November 2019
Autonomous vehicles, sensors, food preparation, and surgical robots received funding in November 2019.
Advanced Navigation raises $13M for AI guidance for robots, self-driving cars
Advanced Navigation has raised Series A funding to expand its business and accelerate research and development of precise navigation technologies based on machine learning.
ROV controls go digital in Olis Robotics, Forum Energy Technologies partnership
Olis Robtics and Forum Energy Technologies have successfully demonstrated a digital controller for undersea remotely operated vehicles that replaces prior analog models.
SPRINT Robotics Awards recognize innovative inspection and maintenance robots
The Sprint Robotics Awards, presented at a conference in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, recognized three leaders in developing inspection and maintenance robotics systems.
‘Roboats’ from MIT can now autonomously change configurations
MIT researchers have added capabilities to ‘roboats,’ allowing them to form pop-up bridges, stages, and other structures.
Jellyfish unharmed by new soft robotic underwater gripper
A new ultra-soft underwater gripper developed at Harvard’s Wyss Institute safely catches and releases jellyfish without damage.
Sea Machines Robotics to demonstrate autonomous spill response
Sea Machines and MARAD have agreed to demonstrate the capabilities of autonomous systems installed aboard an MSRC oil spill response vessel.
‘Boaty McBoatface’ shows promising future of AUVs
The biggest mystery in the universe could possibly be right here on Earth. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), as much as 95% of the oceans and 99% of the ocean floor has yet to be explored. Given more than 70% of the planet is covered by water, the promise for unmanned…