Despite the ongoing pandemic, robotics investment and acquisition activity did not slow down in August 2020, with funding flowing to autonomous vehicles, industrial automation, and drones.
Robotics fundings, mergers, and acquisitions in July 2020 stayed at comparable levels with transactions from a year ago and June.
For robotics systems, “supervised autonomy”, readily available for implementation today, can be used as a bridging solution between teleoperation and full autonomy.
Drone providers AeroVironment and Draganfly are widening distribution of the Quantix Mapper system, just in time for planting season in the Northern Hemisphere.
Multi-year partnership will provide training for 400,000+ union members on use of autonomous earth-moving equipment.
Data from Exyn Technologies could assist in calculating remaining ore from old mine.
AeroVironment, which claims to be the largest supplier of drones to the U.S. military, is also an example of a pure-play robotics company that is profitable.
New capabilities include stair-climbing robots and bouncing off obstacles.
Project looks at autonomous roadwork excavation system to protect workers, residents during gas pipe upgrades and maintenance.
Denver office to continue expansion in U.S. markets and offer more support for customers.
Sensor startup looks to aid self-driving and driver-assist vehicles with better mapping and localization features.
New funding will help scale up development of ground-based, wall-crawling robots.
Powered exoskeletons can assist humans with lifting up to 200 pounds in industrial and dangerous settings.
Aerial robots from Exyn Technologies able to capture hard-to-access data from underground mine.
Made in the U.S., the RangePro X8 offers commercial and industrial applications across several markets for inspection, surveying, and first response scenarios.
Company releases new UAV and updated aerial methane inspection package.
Wearable headset provides a conduit between robots, IoT equipment and AI data.
New applications and robots that continue to shape vertical industries.
An overview of a U.K. program designed to fund projects for safer work in extreme environments.
UAS Integration Pilot Program partners achieve milestone during pipeline inspection operation.
Operating underground aerial robotics for mining the first step in a broader journey.
How exoskeletons and robots are augmenting human capabilities in the industrial workforce.
Drone-stabilized system offers real-time tracking, object identification and data harvesting features.
Challenge advanced technologies for mapping the ocean floor with the use of unmanned and autonomous systems.
ARC Specialties uses Universal Robot cobot in new AI-powered welding system, while ATI Industrial Automation Automatic Tool Changer is certified, joins UR+ portfolio.