The Robot Report
  • Titan Medical, Teleflex partner on surgical robotics
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    Titan Medical Inc. said today that it inked a collaborative development deal with Teleflex Inc. to integrate its polymer ligation technology into Titan’s Sport single-port robotic surgical platform. Toronto-based Titan Medical said that Wayne, Penn.-based Teleflex’s polymer ligation system is intended for vessel sealing and includes an enhanced clip security feature… Read more »
  • Nilfisk licenses BrainOS for floor cleaning robots
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    Nilfisk Liberty SC50 autonomous scrubber. | Credit: Nilfisk Brain Corp, a San Diego-based provider of autonomous navigation systems, continues to expand its footprint in the robotic floor cleaning market. Brain today announced a partnership with Nilfisk, a Copenhagen, Denmark-based cleaning solutions provider that has been around for 110-plus years. Nilfisk… Read more »
  • Schunk EGL-C is first long-stroke robot gripper for collaborative uses
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    The EGL-C can handle workpieces up to 2.25 kg. Source: Schunk Schunk GmbH last week released its EGL-C long-stroke gripper, which it said “represents a milestone in the road to achieving comprehensive human-robot collaboration.” The gripper is designed to achieve high gripping forces while complying with global safety standards. The… Read more »
  • Electric actuators for better robotic-vehicle steering
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    Steering design for advanced logistics vehicles and mobile robots starts with understanding design requirements; deciding if custom is critical; and choosing the best solution for specific application. By Will Hellinger • Engineering Manager | Allied Motion Logistics vehicles include stackers, forklifts, side loaders, pushers and tuggers, and even mobile robots.… Read more »
  • Laundry robots could get foothold in the home for automation
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    FoldiMate laundry robot. Credit: Debbie Cohen-Abravanel Last week, attending the Our Crowd Summit, I felt engulfed by the breadth of innovation and minds gathered in Jerusalem’s International Convention Center. Jonathan Medved’s billion-dollar crowd-funding platform has launched some of Israel’s most promising mechatronic startups, including ReWalk, Intuition Robotics, Airobotics, and Argus Cyber Security. Household… Read more »
  • Avidbots raises $24M for commercial floor cleaning robots
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    Avidbots Neo autonomous floor cleaning robot. | Credit: Avidbots Avidbots, a Kitchener, Ontario-based company that makes commercial floor cleaning robots, raised $23.6 million in Series B funding led by returning investor True Ventures. This latest round of funding raises Avidbots’ venture capital financing to a total of $36 million. Founded… Read more »
  • Autonomous mobile robots grow beyond car manufacturing, get heavier loads
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    Last year, more than 20,000 autonomous mobile robots were shipped globally — more than double the amount in 2017, according to the latest quarterly report from Interact Analysis. Although all regions saw growth, Asia and China in particular were the largest drivers, noted Ash Sharma, research director for commercial drone… Read more »
  • Titan Medical closes $25M public offering for surgical robotics
    Robotic surgical platform developer Titan Medical Inc. said today it closed a $25 million public offering. Titan Medical said that it floated approximately 7.4 million units in the offering at a price of $3.40 per unit. Each unit offered included a single common share of the Toronto-based company and a warrant… Read more »
  • Drone maker Aria Insights, formerly CyPhy Works, shuts down
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    Aria Insights’ Persistent Aerial Reconnaissance and Communications (PARC) drone. Aria Insights, formerly known as CyPhy Works, has shut down, The Robot Report has learned. Danvers, Mass.-based Aria Insights raised $39 million over seven funding rounds, according to Crunchbase. The last funding came in June 2018 when it raised $4.6 million in debt… Read more »
  • Drone inspection software, services from SiteAware offer construction quality control
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    The drone inspection if Salesforce Tower shows how software can save time, risk, and money. Source: SiteAware An unmanned aerial vehicle recently flew around Salesforce Tower, the tallest building in San Francisco. Drone inspections are a growing alternative to other methods of inspection, but they need sophisticated software to make… Read more »
  • Cognitive robotics, intelligent machines take center stage at Robotics Summit & Expo 2019
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    CLEVELAND and BOSTON — Business-to-business publisher WTWH Media has announced a series of keynotes, sessions, and workshops at this year’s Robotics Summit & Expo dedicated to educating the robotics engineering community about how artificial intelligence and machine learning are making commercial and cognitive robots smarter and more useful. Topics include… Read more »
  • NVIDIA’s Isaac SDK brings modern AI to autonomous machines
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    SAN JOSE, Calif. — Robotics developers are off to the races creating autonomous machines of the future, said NVIDIA Corp. this week. The company said it’s fueling their efforts with the NVIDIA Isaac software development kit, which will be publicly available soon as a free robotics developer toolbox for accelerating… Read more »
  • Mobile robots in e-commerce: Experts weigh in on tech advances, demand
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    The Swift picker is an example of how mobile robots are evolving to meet customer demand. Source: IAM Robotics Growing demand for rapid e-commerce order fulfillment is a major driver for the development and adoption for mobile robots. However, the market and the technologies that serve it are changing rapidly.… Read more »
  • gym-gazebo2 toolkit uses ROS 2 and Gazebo for reinforcement learning
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    Quick demonstration of a converged policy using ROS2Learn framework and the gym-gazebo2 toolkit. We execute a deterministic run and also use settings that replicate a real behavior of the robot.   The first gym-gazebo was a successful proof of concept, which is being used by multiple research laboratories and many… Read more »
  • maxon precision motors opens new U.S. HQ, manufacturing with room to grow
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    TAUNTON, Mass. — maxon precision motors inc., the U.S. division of Switzerland-based maxon motor AG, today officially opened its new U.S. headquarters and manufacturing facility in Taunton, Mass. Building the new headquarters was a two-year process, said Chris Blake, president of maxon precision motors. “Taunton was very welcoming in a… Read more »
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