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Canada college introduces Fanuc robots into lab

Canada’s Hamilton Mohawk College introduced six industrial robots into its robotics lab, becoming the first Canadian school to host robots in a classroom without protective barriers. The $3 million robotics lab is equipped with robots costing $25,000 apiece and more from Japanese company Fanuc. It allows students to practice working with the collaborative machines. “They…

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FIRST Tech Challenge reveals season adventure theme

This year’s FIRST Tech Challenge for students in grades 7 to 12 grade will see participation among 60,000 students on 6,000 teams in 25 countries. Founded in 1989, FIRST builds student interest in science, technology, engineering and math through a series of robotics competitions for K-12 students. “The true value of FIRST Tech Challenge is…

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Beijing ROS-AI developer Roobo raises $53 million

Beijing-based AI solutions developer Roobo raised $53 million in a Series B funding round led by Seven Seas Partners, a Chinese VC. This is in addition to the $100 million raised last year. The managing partner of Seven Seas, Jeff Xiong, will become Roobo’s new CEO. Founded in 2014, Roobo has become a leading Chinese…

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