The Robot Report
  • iRobot Education launches to train future roboticists
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    iRobot Coding offers a free simulator that let’s users code a virtual Root robot. | Credit: iRobot iRobot has created a new division, iRobot Education, to house all of its education products and services under one roof. iRobot Education includes the Root coding robot, Create 2, a new iRobot Coding… Read more »
  • Nuro driverless vehicles approved for delivery tests in California
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    Nuro joins Waymo as the only two companies cleared to test driverless vehicles in California. | Credit: Nuro I have three kids under the age of 7. So my wife and I are being extra careful during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes not going to the grocery store. We haven’t… Read more »
  • Robotics investments recap: March 2020
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    Although the COVID-19 pandemic began last year in Wuhan, China, it began slowing the global economy in earnest last month. As businesses and authorities scrambled to manage the fast-spreading virus, investments in robotics and related technologies continued, with more than $2.7 billion in reported transactions in March 2020. The majority… Read more »
  • CVG first US airport to deploy Avidbots Neo floor-scrubbing robot
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    Avidbots Neo floor-scrubbing robot at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. | Credit: Avidbots The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) is now the first U.S. airport to deploy Avidbots‘ Neo floor-scrubbing robot. During a pilot program with Kitchener, Ontario-based Avidbots that began in November 2019, CVG used Neo to clean an average… Read more »
  • HAHN Group acquires integrator DAHL Automation
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    HAHN Group, the German automation firm that acquired the assets of Rethink Robotics in 2018, has acquired DAHL Automation, a German robotics integrator. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. HAHN said the acquisition, which is effective March 27, will expand its presence in intralogistics and autonomous mobile robots (AMRs). HAHN… Read more »
  • OnRobot Soft Gripper is designed for picking challenges, food handling
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    Until recently, many robots have had difficulty handling irregularly shaped or fragile objects for food processing or e-commerce order fulfillment. OnRobot A/S today announced the OnRobot Soft Gripper, which it said can manipulate items including eggs, fruit, or bottles. “Our new Soft Gripper is challenging existing solutions for picking hard-to-grasp,… Read more »
  • Einride to demonstrate remote control of multiple Pod vehicles
    Einride AB, which has been developing autonomous and remotely operated electric trucks, today announced the first public demonstrations of its technology. The Stockholm-based company said that one human driver could control multiple Pods to address skills shortages and ever-increasing logistics demand. In the U.S. alone, there was a shortfall of… Read more »
  • Flippy cooking robot maker Miso opens Series C equity crowdfunding campaign
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    Miso Robotics Inc., which makes the Flippy robot for frying food, announced the official start of its Series C equity crowdfunding campaign. The Pasadena, Calif.-based company announced its plan to raise up to $30 million last November, and it has obtained approval from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).… Read more »
  • ARM solicits proposals for projects to mitigate COVID-19 pandemic
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    The ARM Institute has called for technology and workforce projects. Source: ARM PITTSBURGH — The ARM Institute has posted a call for “rapid, high-impact projects that support the nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.” Proposals that receive approval would be funded under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES)… Read more »
  • SICK launches nanoScan3 ultra-compact 2D safety laser scanner
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    SICK’s nanoScan3 2D safety laser scanner. | Credit: SICK SICK is launching its newest ultra-compact safety laser scanner, the nanoScan3. The nanoScan3 combines smart safety functions with measurement data quality for accurate and reliable localization. With an overall height of just over three inches, the nanoScan3 can be used wherever… Read more »
  • Top 10 robotics stories of March 2020
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    What a month it was for robotics. Whether it was coverage of how the robotics industry is reacting to the COVID-19 pandemic or Boston Dynamics’ vision of the future, there was no shortage of robotics stories to cover in March 2020. Here are the Top 10 most popular robotics stories… Read more »
  • Webinar: Machine Learning & Cognitive Robotics Systems – May 21
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    Thursday May 21, 2020 2 PM ET / 11 AM PT     Any Internet search using the terms “artificial intelligence” (AI), “cognition”, or “machine learning”(ML) with the word “robotics” will return a slew of research and commercial initiatives focused on focused on robotic decision making, object identification, vision processing,… Read more »
  • COVID-19 spurs innovations such as Blue Ocean’s UVD Robots
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    Demonstration of UVD robot disinfecting a hospital room. Source: UVD Robots ApS Reporting from New York, America’s novel COVID-19 hotspot, provides little comfort. In between moments of quiet anxiety, there are bright spots – family time, personal reflection, and Gov. Cuomo’s daily briefings. As a robot enthusiast, I have some… Read more »
  • 3 UR cobots become vital assistants at ladder maker Hailo
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    A UR5 cobot places operating instructions onto a stepladder at Hailo. | Credit: Universal Robots Hailo has been a leading supplier of ladder systems, steps, and waste bins for businesses and consumers since 1947. The German company uses three collaborative robots from Universal Robots to relieve its employees of strenuous… Read more »
  • Cognitive Mini Radar developed for autonomous vehicles and robots
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    The Cognitive Mini Radar. Source: Cognitive Pilot Cognitive Pilot this week announced its Cognitive Mini Radar, which is designed for use in autonomous vehicles. The Moscow-based company suggested that its sensor could also be helpful for drones and robots being developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Cognitive Pilot is… Read more »
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