Robot Technologies: News and Product Announcements

Intuition Robotics launched an updated version of its digital care companion for aging adults, that includes hardware and software updates, called ElliQ 2.0.

New features in RobotStudio Cloud include version control, which allows users to keep track of changes and have full transparency of any amendments.

Paul Scharre, who helped the Office of the Secretary of Defense develop policies around autonomous systems and emerging weapons technologies, joins the show to discuss San Francisco’s police department potentially using robots with lethal force.

Zebra Technologies Corporation announced that it would be making Bill Burns, its current Chief Product and Solutions Officer, the new CEO.

Sarcos Technology and Robotics Corporation has been collaborating with Changi Airport Group to develop a baggage loading system.

NVIDIA used its Isaac Gym RL robotics simulator to train an Allegro Hand, a lightweight, anthropomorphic robotic hand.

With new SDK and multi-camera control, Stereolabs launched deployment-ready 3D perception hardware and software.

The funding includes debt financing and equity contributions to help Einride continue to scale its technology.

The issue is being sent back to a committee for further discussion and could be voted on again in the future.

The United States Army and the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) awarded Kodiak Robotics with a 24-month, $49.9 million contract in October.

Every roboticist needs an arsenal of software tools to ensure their robot is running smoothly and visualize everything happening within the robot and around it.

1000Base-T1 is designed to operate over a single twisted-pair copper cable supporting an effective data rate of 1 Gbit/sec in each direction simultaneously.

China now has more industrial robots per 10,000 workers than the United States, according to the International Federation of Robotics (IFR).

Optimax approached PickNik Robotics for help improving the smoothness and latency of their robots using by using ROS 2.

ABB opened a new 67,000-square-meter robotics factory in Kangquiao, Shanghai, China last week.

The deal includes the planned development of robotic-assisted orthotic and prosthetic devices, the companies said.

SME recently announced that it has developed the Robotics in Manufacturing Fundamentals (RMF) credential.

Nidec, the Japanese electric motor maker, announced that it acquired PAMA, an Italian machine tool manufacturer.

MIRAI controller generates robot movements directly and in real time through human demonstration.

Ibeo recently filed for insolvency because it could not secure further growth financing.

Leveraging experience developing space robots for NASA, Nauticus Robotics is developing underwater robots to perform inspection and maintenance tasks.

Between Boston Dynamics’ lawsuit against Ghost Robotics and layoffs reported at major companies, there was no shortage of things to cover in November.


Donovan Larsen

Donovan is a columnist and associate editor at the Dark News. He has written on everything from the politics to diversity issues in the workplace.

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