CaPow’s autonomous, battery-free, high-power energy eco-system frees robots from harmful Lithium-Ion batteries. Without robot downtime for charging, the company’s method reduces CapEx, OpEx, and carbon footprint.
WiTricity licenses wireless charging tech to Wiferion
Wiferion is a provider of mobile, wireless power supplies for AGVs and AMRs.
Powermat unveils 300W wireless charging system for robots
Powermat said the system offers up to 300W of power and eliminates the need for direct contact with pogo-pins entirely.
Powermat raises $25M to scale wireless charging tech
Powermat develops wireless charging based on magnetic induction. Its platform for robotics provides up to 600W of wireless power.
Sensata Technologies’ i-BMS enables battery hot swapping
The i-BMS features battery hot swapping functionality and advanced software to maximize battery use and increase a robot’s uptime.
Varta develops online monitoring dashboard for batteries
Varta’s new online monitoring dashboard is designed for its modular smart batteries that work with driverless transport systems.
Offshore Aviation demonstrates flight time of more than 90 minutes with LaunchPoint’s Hybrid UAS propulsion system
LaunchPoint Electric Propulsion Solutions collaborated with Offshore Aviation for a successful 90 minute flight trial of the Dragonfly quadcopter.
WiBotic launches a new lineup of power chargers for drones and autonomous mobile robots
WiBotic launches new passively cooled onboard charger and two transmitters that use the latest GaN technology for maximum efficiency
WiBotic powers wireless charging for Clearpath AMRs
Once a Jackal or Husky robot navigates to within several centimeters of a charging station, power is automatically delivered through the air.
WiBotic Commander offers energy management for robot fleets
WiBotic, a Seattle-based developer of wireless charging and power-optimization systems for robots, today launched fleet energy management software called Commander. It can help robotics users visualize, configure, and optimize delivery of energy throughout their fleet of robots or drones. Commander offers a visual display of charger availability and status, and historical information about which chargers…
Wireless robot charging provider WiBotic joins the ARM Institute
WiBotic, which has developed wireless charging systems for mobile robots, aerial drones, and lunar systems, has joined the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute.
NASA initiative developing wireless charging for lunar robots
Battery life is an issue for many types of robots. But it is especially challenging for robots operating in outer space. A new initiative under NASA’s “Tipping Point” program hopes to solve this and make smaller robots available for missions that weren’t within reach before, including night missions on the moon. NASA awarded a $5.8…
Quaternium, Löweheiser achieve 10 hour, 14 minute flight with HYBRiX drone
Spain-based drone maker Quaternium and fuel-injection system provider Löweheiser said they have set a new endurance record for hybrid-powered aerial drones by combining technologies in the HYBRiX system.
VARTA and Naïo Technologies collaborate on charging station for agricultural robots
France-based Naio Technologies and Germany-based VARTA are collaborating on autonomous charging stations for agricultural robots that depend on renewable energy sources for minimal human supervision.
Ingenuity Mars Helicopter reaches milestone in space
NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter recharged its batteries for the first time in space by using the Perseverance Rover’s power supply.
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.
Magni platform from Ubiquity Robotics now works with WiBotic wireless charging
WiBotic said its wireless charging system is cost-effective and easy to install, enabling Magni users to upgrade to wireless power for highly reliable and fully autonomous operations.
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.
Metal-air scavenger enables robot to draw power from the environment
Engineers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a metal-air scavenger that allows mobile robots to “eat” metal for energy.
igus cable management kit optimizes protection for cobot arms
As demand for collaborative robot arms rises, so does the need to safely manage cables. igus has released a new cable management kit that it said is easy to use.
Astrodyne TDI CTO keynoting Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum
Business-to-business publisher WTWH Media today announced that Gary Mulcahy, Chief Technology Officer, Astrodyne TDI, will deliver a keynote address at the Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum 2019. The Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum, which takes place December 9-10 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA, is a conference and expo focused on easing, speeding and…
4 Overheating solutions for commercial robotics
To prevent robots from overheating, engineers have a number of options, including some emerging technologies.