Construction / Demolition

ExynDrone400x275Exyn Technologies, which develops autonomous aerial robot systems for complex, GPS-denied industrial environments, has announced it achieved the highest documented level of aerial autonomy. At Level 4A Autonomy, Exyn’s drones are capable of free-flight exploration of complex spaces, with the complete determination of flight path at 2+ meter/second flight speeds, and with higher data collection in larger volumes.

 

AMProboticsTech400x275AMP Robotics, which develops artificial intelligence, robotics and infrastructure for the waste and recycling industry, has announced AI-powered material characterization software that enables the recognition and classification of recyclables that flow through different recovery stages of the recycling process. This innovation helps provide measurable transparency on the recyclables captured and missed during different recycling processes, as well as confirming the composition of recovered material bales destined for resale to end markets in the supply chain.

 

CanvasDrywallRobot400x275Construction robotics startup Canvas has announced it raised a $24 million Series B funding round, led by Menlo Ventures. The company said it plans to use the funds to accelerate plans to transform construction work by bringing robotics into the built environment, starting with drywall finishing.

Geosun ACEINNA400x275ACEINNA, which develops inertial-based guidance and navigation systems for autonomous vehicles and automated machines, has announced that Geosun, a developer and manufacturer of lidar-based navigation systems for drones and remotely operated vehicles, has selected ACEINNA to supply the Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) sensors for the system.

Sarcos merger400x275Sarcos Robotics, which develops robots and exoskeleton systems that augment humans for productivity and safety, has announced it will become publicly listed through a merger transaction with Rotor Acquisition Corp., a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). The transaction is expected to provide the company with up to $496 million of proceeds before expenses to fund business plans, facilitate potential bolt-on acquisitions, and enhance capabilities.

AGM Velodyne 400x275Velodyne Lidar has announced a multi-year agreement with AGM Systems to produce an unmanned aerial vehicle system and application for the collection, processing and analysis of mobile mapping data.

 

OpenARC map400x275ACEINNA, which develops inertial-based guidance and navigation systems for autonomous vehicles and devices, has announced the commercial availability of OpenARC, a precise positioning hardware and software platform that offers easy system integration of global navigation satellite system (GNSS) corrections with high-performance INS and real-time kinematic (RTK) hardware. OpenARC is powered by Point One Navigation, which develops precise positioning for next-generation transportation applications. 

SpotTrimblePiaggio400x275Piaggio Fast Forward, which develops smart following technology, has collaborated with Trimble to provide a proof-of-concept demonstration that would enable robots and machines to follow humans and other machines in industrial applications.

Inrotech Crawler400x275Denmark-based Introtech has announced an order for an extensive set of welding robots placed by Halter Marine, based in Pascagoula, Miss., The robots will be used during the construction of the U.S. Coast Guard’s new Polar Security Cutter, a 460-foot vessel that will support U.S. interests in Arctic and Antarctic waters.

Maxar SPIDER 400x275Maxar Technologies, which develops space-based robotic systems, has announced that the Space Infrastructure Dexterous Robot (SPIDER) it is developing for NASA has completed its Critical Design Review. SPIDER is a robotic assembly and manufacturing demonstration included on the space agency’s upcoming OSAM-1 (On-Orbit Servicing, Assembly and Manufacturing-1) mission. The company said it remains on track to deliver the SPIDER hardware to NASA in the first half of 2022.

Skydio400x275U.S. drone manufacturer Skydio has announced it raised $170 million in Series D funding, bringing the total amount raised to more than $340 million (with a $1 billion valuation). The company said it will further accelerate product development and global sales expansion to support rapidly growing demand for its autonomous drone solutions.

 

MightyStudio400x275Mighty Buildings, a construction company that uses technologies such as 3D printing, robotics, and automation to create affordable and sustainable homes, announced raising $40 million in Series B funding. The Oakland, Calif.-based company said it will use the new funding to accelerate growth and expand its team.

autovol robot worker 400x275Idaho-based Autovol has announced it is nearing completion of its first major housing project utilizing robotics and automation. The project, Virginia Street Studios, aims to make high-quality apartment homes more affordable to seniors in San Jose, Calif.

NeyaSystemsCombatVehicle400x275Neya Systems has announced contributing a new capability to the U.S. Army’s ROS-M registry, an RTK compatible off-road planning software suite. The Robotic Technology Kernel (RTK) is a ROS-based modular autonomy software library aimed at science and technology development that provides a set of common robotic capabilities across several platforms and efforts. AM3P, Neya’s Adaptive and Modular Multi-Terrain Mobility Planner, is a full-stack, off-road autonomy planning software suite developed to allow Department of Defense vehicles to navigate autonomously through congested, unpredictable environments.

DoosanBobcat Ainstein 400x275Doosan Bobcat North America announced a strategic equity investment with Ainstein AI, a radar technologies company, to help develop next-generation radar sensor systems for Bobcat equipment.

AMProbotics 400x275Denver-based AMP Robotics, which develops artificial intelligence software and robotics systems aimed at the waste industry, announced it raised $55 million in corporate equity in a Series B financing.