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Robotics | IoT

Locus Robotics raises $26M for warehouse robots, partners with Zebra

Locus Robotics plans to use its latest funding to expand its sales and distribution worldwide and further scale up production.

Uber ATG gets $1B to accelerate toward self-driving car production

Uber’s Advanced Technology Group unit is partnering with Toyota, DENSO, and SoftBank to accelerate development and commercialization of self-driving cars. This deal is the latest in a well-funded race.

OnRobot acquires Blue Workforce assets, robotics developers

Two more Danish robot makers merged, as OnRobot acquired the intellectual property and some staffers from bankrupt Blue Workforce. OnRobot plans to become a one-stop shop for collaborative robots.

Amazon acquires Canvas Technology for safe mobile robot navigation

Canvas Technology, which uses sensors and SLAM software for safe navigation indoors and outdoors, was acquired this week by Amazon. How will the deal affect supply chain automation?

Productive Robotics adds ‘human senses’ to OB7 teachable robot

Productive Robotics is displaying its expanded line of OB7 collaborative robots at Automate this week. It says they are cheaper and easier to use than other cobots.

Epson Robots’ VT6L, IntelliFlex, LS robots focus on ease of use

CHICAGO — At Automate 2019 here this week, Epson Robots announced three different products designed to make industrial automation easier to use. The company said that its VT6L six-axis robot, IntelliFlex parts-feeding system, and four new models in the LS SCARA series are intended to bring precision and affordability to robotics users of all sizes.…

Robotiq shows new vacuum grippers, sanding kit at Automate 2019

CHICAGO — Automation is widely viewed as the solution to worsening labor and skills shortages in manufacturing, but adoption has been relatively slow, especially among small and midsize businesses, according to several exhibitors at Automate 2019 here this week. A common theme that has emerged in discussions is that robots need to be designed for…

Waypoint Robotics launches MAV3K heavy-duty omnidirectional AMR

MERRIMACK, N.H. — Waypoint Robotics Inc. today announced the launch of MAV3K (pronounced Māy-vick), the newest member of its industrial-grade autonomous mobile robot product line. MAV3K can carry up to 3,000 lb. and has omnidirectional mobility that enables smooth and precise materials movement for manufacturing. “MAV3K is the product of more than three years of…

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