MIT researchers have developed a robot that uses radio waves, which can pass through walls, to sense occluded objects. The robot, called RF-Grasp, combines this powerful sensing with more traditional computer vision to locate and grasp items that might otherwise be blocked from view. The advance could one day streamline e-commerce fulfillment in warehouses or…
Safety system monitors two protective fields simultaneously around a cobot, making it possible to dynamically reduce or stop the robot’s movement only when a person is too close to the working area.
This is the second LiDAR startup Aurora acquired in less than two years. In May 2019, Aurora acquired Montana-based Blackmore.
Veo Robotics, a Waltham, Mass-based company turning traditional industrial robotic arms into collaborative machines, named Calvary Robotics as its initial certified systems integrator partner. Founded in 1994, Calvary Robotics is a leading developer of custom turnkey automation solutions, robotic platforms and material handling systems. Veo’s flagship product, FreeMove, uses advanced computer vision and 3D sensing…
Autonomous navigation capabilities of mobile robots are highly dependent on the sensor stack. And with the use of mobile robots expanding across multiple industries, improved perception and navigation enables safer operation. DreamVu, a Philadelphia startup founded in 2017, announced today its PAL and PAL Mini 3D vision systems are now available. Both PAL and PAL…
Cruise co-founder, president and CTO Kyle Vogt weighed in on the LiDAR SPAC trend, saying the industry will eventually consolidate.
Stryker said OrthoSensor’s Verasense intraoperative sensor technology will further boost Mako surgical robots, enhancing workflow through one complete data-driven feedback mechanism.
Both companies make cameras, sensor systems and unmanned systems, among other products, but there is not much overlap.
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Canadian machine vision firm Immervision has been working on providing low-light capabilities to aerial drones and a wider field of view for autonomous vehicle lidar.
Velodyne Lidar said its new Velarray M1600 is a compact, solid-state lidar sensor designed to provide advanced perception for the growing autonomous mobile robot and last-mile delivery markets.
The CSIRO vessel RV Investigator is beginning a voyage that is the first to combine shipboard observations, deep-diving robots, automated ocean gliders, and satellite measurements.
AutoX said its RoboTaxi fleet in downtown Shenzhen is the first to be deployed without accompanying safety/backup drivers in China.
RBR50 company SICK, a leading developer of sensors, safety systems, machine vision and more, expanded its 2D LiDAR sensor lineup for localization and anti-collision applications with the compact TiM2xx product family. This is in response to new requirements on functionality, size, and price. The TiM240 is the first variant in the TiM2xx LiDAR series and…
Ouster and CronAI are combining their award-winning lidar sensor and platform for processing image data at the edge, respectively, for 3D perception for early customers.
Boston Dynamics said its Spot 2.1 release includes enhancements designed for ease of use and stronger integration with sensors and enterprise data systems.
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Aeva has entered into an agreement with special purpose acquisition company InterPrivate Acquisition Corp. to scale up production of its 4D lidar sensor on a chip, which it said can benefit autonomous vehicles and robotics.
Innoviz Technologies said its InnovizTwo perception system makes it more affordable for carmakers to validate Level 2+ autonomous vehicles for safety, with a path to Level 3 with software updates.
Exyn Technologies said its new ExynAero drone sensor system can map industrial environments in real time without a human pilot.
Simbe Robotics said its Tally 3.0 autonomous mobile inventory robot includes updated sensors for greater autonomy, as well as cloud/edge data processing for retail intelligence.
Avidbots’ founders said that the additional sensors and software integrated into the Neo 2 floor-cleaning robot will help it be useful in a variety of locations, from warehouses to airports and retail stores.