In this Robot Report podcast, Dexterity CEO Samir Menon discusses funding and developing a full-stack robotic picking solution. Also, Plus’ SPAC difficulties and Garick’s last mile delivery solution.
Zebra Technologies’ Melonee Wise Discusses New Fetch AMRs, Plus Softbank Robotics Europe Sale & AutoStore IPO
In this Robot Report podcast, Melonee Wise, Fetch Robotics Founder and VP of Robotics Automation at Zebra Technologies, discusses the autonomous mobile robotics (AMRs) sector and logistics automation. Plus possible Softbank Robotics Europe sale and the AutoStore IPO.
Pitney Bowes Deploys Ambi Robotics’ E-Commerce Solution, Plus Waymo’s Dead Ends & Armed Quadrupeds
Stephanie Cannon of Pitney Bowes discusses deploying robotics systems from Ambi Robotics to support E-commerce. Plus Waymo’s self-driving cars and Sword Defense’s robotic sniper rifle.
Flight Control and Communication for Autonomous Drone Navigation – An Interview with ModalAI CEO Chad Sweet
In this wide-ranging interview, ModalAI CEO Chad Sweet describes the development of the company’s VOXL Flight solution, a development platform for GPS-denied autonomous drone localization and navigation, along with computer vision for AI-powered object recognition, depth sensing and obstacle avoidance.
The 5 Key Abilities of Mobile Manipulation Systems
The capabilities spectrum for robotics systems has been expanded from fixed manipulators and teleoperated mobile robots to now include their intersection – mobile manipulation systems. To reach their full potential, however, mobile manipulation robots must be able to move, interact, see, think, and communicate.
Capabilities Alignment Critical for Military Exoskeleton Development
As this case study from Boston Engineering attests, the process of developing and testing exoskeleton technologies for military applications requires a capabilities alignment across all program participants, including military, industry and academic contributors. Direct feedback from soldiers, including their insights into the effect of exos on cognitive function, is also critical.
Start-up Profile – Autonodyne – Reducing the Cost & Complexity of Commercial, Civil & Defense UAS Ops
Autonodyne provides a HW and SW ‘platform’ for commercial, civil and defense unmanned aerial systems (UASs) including a control station, on-board mission computer, and advanced autonomy behaviors. Recent partnership deals are a capabilities signifier.
July 2020 Robotics Transactions Remain Steady Year Over Year
Robotics fundings, mergers, and acquisitions in July 2020 stayed at comparable levels with transactions from a year ago and June.
Draganfly, AeroVironment Team Up for Quantix Mapper Commercial Distribution
Drone providers AeroVironment and Draganfly are widening distribution of the Quantix Mapper system, just in time for planting season in the Northern Hemisphere.
AeroVironment Expands from Military to Commercial Drone Applications
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.
Robotics firms continue to forge partnerships, collaboration with customers
Kinova, GreyOrange, RightHand among those collaborating with integrators and other customers/partners.
Thailand to Evaluate Robotic Combat Vehicles from Milrem Robotics
Tests next year to determine combat and support role for unmanned combat system.
ICYMI: Robot News Wrapup from the Editor’s Inbox
Short news briefs to keep you informed of goings-on in the world of robotics, drones, and more.
Military Robot Creators Look to Add More Autonomy, Soldier Collaboration
Event celebrates partnership between military and robotics industry researchers.
FLIR Acquires Tethered Drone Assets, Technology from Aria Insights
Deal with UAS Pioneer, Formerly CyPhy Works, Includes Intellectual Property, Multiple Patents.
WPI Students Combine Robots, Drones to Search and Destroy Land Mines
Autonomous rover finds land mines, aerial drone deploys payload to safely detonate munitions that kill or maim up to 20,000 people per year.
Field Report: Lessons From First Leg of DARPA Subterranean Challenge
Teams face technology obstacles in having robots locate objects in underground mine environment.
Robots Prepare to Go Underground for Latest DARPA Challenge
Subterranean Challenge will test how ground and aerial robots can map underground areas in rescue and other scenarios.
RBR50 Executive Q&A: Ben Wolff, Sarcos Robotics
How exoskeletons and robots are augmenting human capabilities in the industrial workforce.
Verizon Shows Off Robotics Use Cases for 5G Networks
Higher speed, lower latency opens up abilities for robots, IoT sensors, and software.
Carnegie Mellon, Pitt to Create Autonomous Robotic Trauma Care System
Researchers aim to create a hard and soft robotic suit that can treat and stabilize soldiers injured in remote locations.
RE2 Robotics Awarded $3M to Develop Underwater Robotic Hand for U.S. Navy
The Office of Naval Research provided the funding for the development of an underwater robotic hand equipped with a variety of sensors.
Analysis: 5 Aerial Robotics Takeaways from Xponential 2019
Optimism abounded at last week’s AUVSI-sponsored event in the unmanned systems space, but they also acknowledged challenges ahead.
Robot Investments Weekly: Boston-area Robotics Firms Score Funding
Slow week features transactions in robotics and military unmanned systems spending.
Second DroneClash Helps Shape Anti-Drone Tactics
Safety and security options tested in Netherlands competition where drones battled each other.