KnightscopeK1 400x275Knightscope, which develops advanced physical security technology through robotics, has announced the new K1 Hemisphere Autonomous Security Robot (ASR), and is now accepting pre-orders at its website. 



BearRobotics Abuela400x275Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant has announced that its Rogers, Ark., location has deployed a Servi hospitality robot from Bear Robotics in a pilot program designed to give human servers a helping hand and more time to interact with guests. The restaurant chain said it is exploring the Servi’s ability to improve guest satisfaction, increase efficiency and help retain restaurant staff in a tight labor market.


NearEarth Copter400x275Kaman Corporation has announced an investment of $10 million in Pittsburgh-based Near Earth Autonomy for a minority interest in the outstanding equity of the company and a seat on its board of directors. The funding will allow Near Earth to accelerate its technology to establish an industry standard in autonomous solutions for the next generation of aviation. Kaman said the partnership also leverages its core competency in precision parts manufacturing as the preferred manufacturer of autonomous parts and components for Near Earth.


OSARO Zenni robot 400x275OSARO, which develops and deploys advanced robotics for e-commerce companies, has announced a partnership with Zenni, an online eyewear retailer. The partnership will help Zenni automate the “last meter” of Zenni’s fulfillment center in Novato, Calif., with three OSARO Robotic Bagging Systems readying eyewear orders for shipment to U.S. customers.


MeloneeWise400x275Tailos, which is developing autonomous robots for the hospitality and industrial cleaning industries, has announced the election of Melonee Wise to the company’s board of directors. Wise, the founder of Fetch Robotics and current vice president of Automation at Zebra Technologies (which acquired Fetch in 2021), brings decades of experience in robotics development and building innovative companies.


Automate2022 Wrapup400x275The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) said the Automate 2022 trade conference was the most successful in its history, with new records for registrants, exhibit booths and online engagement during its four-day run earlier this month. Organizers said the event is expected to be even bigger in 2023, with nearly 75% of an expanded show floor already booked for the event, May 22-25, 2023, in Detroit.


Universal20KG robot 400x275Universal Robots, the Denmark-based manufacturer of collaborative robots (aka cobots), has announced a new 20kg payload cobot to its lineup of robots. The UR20 boasts an all-new design based on the company’s experience in refined engineering, featuring an entirely new joint design to allow for faster cycle times and the ability to handle heavier loads.


ImpossibleMining400x275Impossible Mining, which is developing responsible seabed mining and refining technology, has announced raising an additional $10.1 million in seed funding. The company said it will use the funding to develop and test its four-mile deep robotic collection technology, as well as its Bio-Extraction technology.


FANUC ai servo monitor400x275Global automation provider FANUC has launched a new Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) software tool that aims to prevent production problems before they happen. The AI Servo Monitor uses artificial intelligence to predict possible failures of the drive systems for FANUC servomotors and spindle motors.


IndoorRobotics Tando400x275Israel-based Indoor Robotics, which is developing the Tando indoor drone, has announced raising $15 million in Series A funding. The round will enable the company to boost product development and enable more intelligent indoor security around the world.


MiR Software400x275Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) has announced new software that enables more robust and scalable autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) for faster missions, tighter integration with other systems, and enhanced security features. The first phase of the software is now available for individual robots or entire fleets.


ABS SpaceX400x275ABS, which provides classification and technical advisory services to the marine and offshore industries, has announced a joint development project (JDP) with SpaceX. The project will review the remotely controlled functions of autonomous rocket recovery droneships used for booster rocket recovery at sea.


AmazonDrone400x275Amazon has announced that customers in Lockeford, Calif., will be among the first to receive Prime Air drone deliveries in the U.S. later this year.


Kobra725 400x275Teledyne FLIR Defense has announced the launch of its Kobra 725 modular robot, a tracked multi-mission platform that includes new features and technology upgrades to the Kobra 710 unmanned ground system.


LUCID Atlas10 400x275LUCID Vision Labs, which designs and manufactures industrial vision cameras, has announced that its 47 megapixel Atlas10 camera has entered series production. The ATX470S model is now available for order here through its product page.


AsylonZeroEyes400x275ZeroEyes, which has created an artificial intelligence-based gun detection video analytics platform, has announced a partnership with Asylon Robotics, which automates security operations by leveraging aerial and ground robotics for perimeter and drone security and intelligence services.