RBR essential announcements for the interval ranging from January 8 – 14, 2021 include notices from Hyundai Robotics, MakinaRocks, Oceaneering International, WeRide.ai, Energy Robotics, DreamVu, Quicktron, Leadec, maxon Group, Fourier Intelligence and Naïo Technologies.
In this Robot Report podcast, Terradepth’s founders discuss their autonomous, underwater data collection solution. Also, Exyn Technologies’ CEO describes the company’s autonomous aerial system for data collection in GPS-denied environments.
Sustainability initiatives, workforce uncertainty and productivity requirements are key demands drivers for Monarch’s electric, autonomous, tractor solution, a harbinger of the emerging era of data driven, digital farming.
Although robotics investments, mergers, and acquisitions may have dropped a bit in October 2020, autonomous vehicles, drones, and healthcare applications continued to receive funding.
In this RoboBusiness Direct session, Nicolaus Radford, CEO and CTO of Houston Mechatronics, will describe the growing opportunity for commercial class, unmanned maritime systems, including new applications and markets.
Thanks to engineering partnerships with maxon and Solvay, Flybotix goes to market with a highly capable drone-based industrial inspection solution that addresses a real business need. For maxon and Solvay, their Flybotix work deepens their sector and technological expertise, extends their IP portfolio, and enhances their reputation in the commercial drone space. But is there more?
The total number of robotics transactions held steady year over year, but the autonomous vehicle and manufacturing automation providers received less investment. Healthcare systems, field robots, and drones got funding in September 2020.
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.