Security

PerceptoSpotBase400x275Boston Dynamics’ robotic dog Spot is getting a “dog house.” Percepto, which develops autonomous inspection services for drones, has launched the Percepto Base for Spot, which offers an end-to-end autonomous cycle for outdoor inspection, keeping the robot protected in extreme weather conditions and safe from damage or theft.

 

ThayerMahan400x275ThayerMahan, which develops autonomous maritime security solutions, has announced its acquisition of Wingman Defense, an artificial intelligence startup based in Park City, Utah. The acquisition will help the company to apply machine learning tools to help customers in government and industry monitor the safety and security of ports, harbors and other marine areas.

 

 

ViaBot400x275ViaBot, a robotics startup automating maintenance and management to large properties, has announced its public launch with $6.1 million in funding. The company also disclosed a key partnership with Cushman & Wakefield, which has deployed ViaBot’s RUNO robots to properties in the San Francisco Bay Area for sweeping and security services.

 

TeleRobUGVs400x275AeroVironment, which develops intelligent, multi-domain robotic systems, has announced it was granted clearance from the German government for its previously announced acquisition of Telerob Gesellschaft für Fernhantierungstechnik mbH (Telerob), in a $45.4 million (€37.5 million) cash transaction. This includes a payoff of about $9.4 million (€7.8 million) in Telerob’s debt at closing, with Telerob now operating as a wholly-owned subsidiary of AeroVironment.

 

BrainCameraSecurity400x275For many people, cameras in public spaces imply surveillance due to how they have been used traditionally (e.g., traffic cameras, retail security cameras, etc.). But for companies in the autonomous mobile robotics industry, cameras are used for the purpose of helping self-driving robots navigate the world around them in a safe and efficient manner. For these technology providers, an ongoing challenge is to build public trust and help reshape preconceived notions regarding the use of camera images.

 

KnightscopeDimensionFunding400x275Knightscope, which develops advanced physical security technologies using fully autonomous robots for security operations, has announced it has secured up to $10 million in financing for its operations and to help clients with financing robot subscription agreements.

KnightscopeVicor400x275Knightscope, which develops advanced physical security robots, has announced it selected Vicor to power its future fifth-generation of autonomous security robots. Victor develops high-performance power modules for use in industrial equipment, automation, robotics, UAVs, vehicles, satellites, and aerospace and defense applications.

PeratonAndrosSpartan400x275Peraton Remotec, a new subsidiary launched by Peraton, has introduced its Andros Spartan Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) System, designed for military, defense and security missions. The platform is based on the previous Andros F6 series of platforms, with updated features to improve its lift reach and user interface improvements. 

SkydioX2 400x275Axon, which develops connected public safety technologies, has announced partnering with Skydio, a leading U.S. drone manufacturer, to offer autonomous drones to law enforcement and emergency responders. As a Skydio Elite Partner, Axon will be the exclusive reseller and digital evidence management partner of Skydio’s products to public safety globally.

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.

 

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.

Persistent Tomahawk 400x275Persistent Systems announced that Tomahawk Robotics has joined the Wave Relay Ecosystem, an industry alliance of unmanned system and sensor companies that use Persistent’s Wave Relay mobile ad hoc network (MANET) as a preferred network.

AmericanRobotics Scout 400x275American Robotics, which develops fully automated commercial drone systems, announced it was the first company approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to operate automated drones without human operators on site. The company’s Scout System includes advanced acoustic detect-and-avoid technology that keeps its drones a safe distance from other aircraft at all times.

 

 

DNEST Drone in box 400x275China-based HEISHA, which develops autonomous drone charging stations, today launched DNEST - it’s newest and smallest charging station, in addition to a global call for exclusive partners.

Knightscope BodyTemp400x275Knightscope, which develops autonomous physical security robots, announced today it has added Elevated Body Temperature (EBT) detection to its list of features and capabilities.