Asensus Surgical CEO Anthony Fernando extrapolates from current trends, and provides insights into the future of robotics-assisted surgery, digitized surgery and telesurgery.
Voyant Photonics Secures $15.4M for Novel, Chip-Scale, LiDAR Solution for 3D Machine Perception
Voyant’s tiny, high performance, chip-based FMCW LiDAR provides a cost-effective 3D sensing solution for many use cases, including applications in vertical market segments characterized by high production volumes and equally high levels of cost-sensitivity.
Cobot Tactile Sensing Provides Technical Advantages – and Confers Business Benefits
Tactile sensing technologies allow collaborative robots to ‘feel’ many classes of objects – hard, soft, rigid, flexible, etc. As EU Automation’s Claudia Jarrett notes, this capability allows cobots to perform increasingly complex tasks while working in a collaborative manner with humans.
Tactile Mobility Announces $27 Million Series C Investment
Tactile data and virtual sensing company raises additional funding round to expand into new market segments and accelerate growth.
Photoneo – Start-Up Profile – MotionCam-3D Provides 3D Capture and Reconstruction of Objects in Motion
Photoneo implements Parallel Structured Light technology in a 3D camera – MotionCam-3D – which allows the capture of objects moving up to 140 km/h, delivering a point cloud resolution of 0.9 Mpx (and 2Mpx in the static mode).
Ottonomy – Start-Up Profile – Autonomous Mobile Robots Provide for Outdoor and Indoor, Contactless Deliveries
Ottonomy’s robots make outdoor last-mile deliveries, but the systems also convey items indoors, including within airport terminals.
Accerion – Start-Up Profile – Triton System Delivers Millimeter Level Localization Accuracy for Mobile Robots
Accerion’s Triton sensing technology for mobile robots and automated guided vehicles delivers sub-millimeter localization accuracy within operating environments, but the system does not require navigation infrastructure such as QR markers, tape, magnets laser reflectors or extra Lidar features.
RBR Reviews ONRobot’s Sander, Brain Corp’s CTO, US DoD Seeking Solutions & Dive Technologies’ Partnership
RBR’s offers hot takes on ONRobot’s sanding solution, Brain Corporation’s new CTO, the US DoD seeking sensing solutions, and the Dive Technologies / Virginia Tech partnership.
Dusty Robotics CEO Tessa Lau Discusses Robotics Start-Ups and Autonomous Robots for Construction
Industrial Robot’s Joanne Pransky interviews Tessa Lau, CEO at Dusty Robotics about Dusty’s autonomous mobile robots that print layout plans onto the floors of job sites using information from building information models (BIM) as a guide.
Velodyne Lidar’s ‘Automated with Velodyne’ Ecosystem Program Delivers Both Monetary and Non-Monetary Value
The “Automated with Velodyne” cooperative business network will benefit Velodyne and its partners immediately, but exponential growth in LiDAR sensor deployments is a second order benefit for Velodyne and their program participants.
Sense Photonics Names Shauna McIntyre CEO, Keys on the Automotive Sector and is Primed for Growth
The solid-state LiDAR market remains hot, impelled by innovation, continuing sector investment and value delivery for automotive Tier 1 automotive suppliers and OEMs.
SiLC Technologies raises seed funding for long-range, single-chip lidar
Dell Technology Ventures leads funding round, as SiLC develops integrated FMCW lidar for autonomous vehicles, machine vision, and augmented reality.
Cepton Technologies raises Series C funding for mirrorless lidar
Cepton Technologies, which said its approach to lidar is unique, has received funding led by Tier 1 automotive supplier Koito Manufacturing.
Chinese LiDAR maker Hesai raises $173M
Company claims investment round the largest in China’s LiDAR sector.
Meet WaveSense: Providing Accuracy for Vehicles Via Underground Radar
Sensor startup looks to aid self-driving and driver-assist vehicles with better mapping and localization features.
Advanced Navigation Raises $13M for Global Expansion, R&D
Inertial navigation and sensors work with robots, drones, autos and marine vehicles.
Veo Robotics Launches FreeMove, its Production-Ready Vision System
System provides safer human interaction between humans, industrial robots.
Sense Photonics Taking Pre-Orders for New Industrial 3D Camera
Latest time-of-flight camera offers up to 40 meters in performance-grade range.
Basler Launches Next Generation of its Time-of-Flight Camera for Precise 3D Imaging
Time-of-flight camera ideal for measuring location, position, volume, and obstacle detection use cases.
How Robots Perceive the World Around Them
Different methods help robotics understand objects, shapes, and where they’re located.
Silicon Sensing to Launch New IMU at Sensors Expo
New unit combines motion sensing with full AHRS capabilities as alternative to heavier gyro-based devices.
Researchers Develop Method that Sees Object Shapes Around Corners
Demonstration uses special light sources and sensors to reconstruct shapes of unseen objects.
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.
At ProMat 2019, Companies Pitch Efficiency for Warehouses
Autonomous vehicles, sensors, and virtual reality offered ways for distribution centers to optimize operations.
Silicon Sensing Systems’ Latest Gyros Guide World’s Largest Construction Vessel
Following this announcement and other successful trials, AD Navigation places a production order for the MEMS gyro.