UVDRobot Supermarket400x275Denmark’s UVD Robots has announced a global partnership agreement with OCC Commercial Consulting to help bring its UV-C disinfection robots to supermarkets, food service and retail environments. The company also announced receiving a second order of 100 robots from the European Commission, following a 200-robot order in November 2020.


IKO techpaper crossed bearings400x275Robots and exoskeletons are seen as a big way to address the growing need for post-stroke rehabilitation, given that deaths caused by strokes are decreasing, and approximately 700,000 people survive a stroke.


ActivSight ActivSurgical400x275Digital surgery firm Activ Surgical has announced it raised $45 million in a Series B financing round. The company’s hardware-agnostic platform and ActivInsights augmented reality (AR) software suite enables autonomous and collaborative surgery through integrating computer vision, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotics.



Opentrons400x275Opentrons Labworks has announced a $200 million Series C investment round, led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2, with participation by Khosla Ventures. The company said it will use the new funds to further invest in its automated lab platform globally.


FlowRobotics400x275Flow Robotics, a Denmark-based designer and producer of robots for automated liquid handling, has announced it established a North American subsidiary in Princeton, N.J. The company plans to offer its flowbot ONE to customers looking to automate manual pipetting tasks in laboratory settings.


Ava Hillroom 400x275Ava Robotics has announced that connected healthcare leader Hillrom has expanded its sales reach, customer experience, and education processes by utilizing Ava’s telepresence robots at two premier product showrooms in Irvine, Calif., and Batesville, Indiana.


Monogram400x275Monogram Orthopedics, a startup developing a robotic platform for joint replacement surgery, has announced it crossed a 5,000 investor Series B milestone through crowdfunding platform StartEngine. The company is targeting a $34 million raise to scale and bring their technology to market to address the $19.6 billion joint replacement market through AI, robotics and 3D printing technologies.


Xenex Elbert400x275Elbert Memorial Hospital in Elberton, Ga., has announced it has deployed two Xenex LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robots to help stop the spread of germs, including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.


VirtualIncisionMIRA 400x275Virtual Incision Corporation, a medical device company that is developing miniaturized robots for laparoscopic surgery, has announced its first surgery using the Miniaturized In Vivo Robotic Assistant (MIRA) surgical platform. The successful operation was performed by Dr. Michael A. Jobst, at Bryan Medical Center in Lincoln, Neb.


XACT pic hand400x275XACT Robotics has announced that the company’s robotic system has been used in more than 100 percutaneous procedures in the human body. The system is a “hands-free” robotic system that aims to improve targeting accuracy, efficiency, and consistency in percutaneous procedures, enabling doctors to reach small targets inside the body, potentially supporting earlier diagnosis and intervention.


Medtronic Hugo400x275Medtronic, which develops medical technology including surgical robots, has announced the first gynecological (GYN) procedures with its Hugo robot-assisted surgery (RAS) system. Six cases included hysterectomies and myomectomies, performed by Dr. Salomon Zebede and Dr. Juan Carlos Lopez last week at Pacifica Salud Hospital in Panama City, Panama.


Neuro42 MRI 400x275Neuro42, which develops diagnostic imaging and image-guided surgical interventions of the brain, has announced raising $6.5 million in a Series A funding round. The financing will be used to advance the development of its MRI and robot platform, allowing physicians to diagnose brain injuries in acute settings, and treat neurological diseases intraoperatively under live imaging.


Surfacide RedSox 400x275Robotics Data, a strategic partner of Robotics World, has announced its latest market report, “Disinfection Robots: Sanitizing the World, One Room at a Time.” The exclusive report provides details on more than 60 companies worldwide creating UVC-based disinfection robots, both semi-autonomous and autonomous. The special report is available for $199 through July 31, 2021, and can be purchased here.



BrainTennant DenverSchools400x275Brain Corp, which develops AI software for robots, has announced that the Denver Public Schools will deploy BrainOS-powered robotic scrubbers, manufactured by Tennant Company, to enhance their cleanliness and sanitation at more than 200 schools.


LevitaMagnetics400x275Levita Magnetics, which is developing a surgical robotics platform , has announced its first robotic-assisted surgical procedure with its newest system, the Levita Robotic Platform. The first case was a reduced-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal) completed by Dr. Ignacio Robles, a surgeon at Clinica INDISA in Santiago, Chile, as part of a current clinical study of the system.


Intuition ElliQ 400x275Intuition Robotics, which develops empathetic digital companion robots, has announced an expansion of its ElliQ AI-driven robot, to enable the extension of primary care teams’ presence into older adults’ homes. The expansion aims to increase patient engagement and improve the overall patient experience, while giving primary care providers continuous actionable data and insights for early detection and intervention. The company also announced a pilot with Family Doctors, a Mass General Brigham-affiliated practice in Swampscott, Mass.