HAI Voyatzoglou400x275China’s Hai Robotics, which develops autonomous case-handling robot systems for warehouse logistics, has announced a strategic partnership with Greece’s Voyatzoglou Systems to offer smart warehousing solutions to the supply chain in Greece and the Balkan area of Eastern Europe.


ZenithAeroTech400x275Zenith AeroTech, which develops heavy-lift tethered aerial vehicles (TAVs), has announced a strategic partnership with VIRTEX Enterprises, an Austin, Texas-based electronics manufacturing service provider. The partnership will help the companies meet increasing demand for more TAVs in shorter timeframes and for the platforms to be NDAA compliant.


BobcatMoog400x275Moog Inc. has announced it partnered with Doosan Bobcat to help build the world’s first all-electric compact track loader. The Bobcat T7X, which does not use hydraulic parts or oil, is a zero-emission and all-electric machine with the power and performance of a diesel hydraulic machine but without the noise, emissions and hydraulic leaks. The system is also built with the expectation of adding autonomous features down the road, the companies said.


Zeekr Waymo400x275Zeekr, a brand of China’s Geely Holding Group, has announced it will collaborate with Waymo to develop a new pure-electric vehicle for deployment in the Waymo One  autonomous ride-hailing fleet in the U.S.


Movendo400x275Movendo Technology, which develops and commercializes robotic and digital rehabilitation solutions, has announced a partnership with Maragal Medical to integrate its robotic system Hunova into a fall prevention screening for older patients. The Hunova is a programmable robotic medical device that can deliver more than 200 evaluations and exercises for postural control, stretching, muscle strengthening, balance, core stability and proprioception.


StradVision AR 400x275StradVision, which develops AI-based vision processing technology for autonomous vehicles and advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS), has announced a partnership with LG Electronics to develop an advanced cockpit instrument platform, based on augmented reality.


PointOneLigado400x275Mobile communications company Ligado Networks and Point One Navigation announced that Liegado will provide pervasive, high-performance satellite capacity to support Point One’s Polaris GNSS correction service. The partnership will initially provide L-Band service to electric vehicles with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), with expansion to additional sectors in coming years.


MotionalUberEats400x275Motional, which develops driverless technology, and Uber Technologies have announced a partnership to launch autonomous deliveries for Uber customers. The service will start in Santa Monica, Calif., in 2022, and will use Motional’s electric vehicles to conduct deliveries of a curated set of meal kits from select restaurants on Uber Eats.


TuSimpleDHL 400x275TuSimple, which is developing autonomous driving technology for trucking, and logistics provider DHL Supply Chain have announced a global partnership to adopt, integrate and scale TuSimple’s autonomous trucking technology into DHL’s operations. The collaboration is part of DHL’s Accelerated Digitalization strategy, which focuses on addressing challenges facing the logistics industry.


SmartDroneDiscovery400x275Steel City Drones, a reseller based in Birmingham, Ala., has announced a partnership with SmartDrone to provide quadcopter unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for surveying and mapping services in the southeastern U.S. The partnership will offer land surveyors and mapping professionals with the latest technologies, with drones available in Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee for missions using lidar scanning for surveying and mapping.


MORAI simulation400x275MORAI, which develops full-stack autonomous driving simulation technology in Korea, has announced a partnership with dSPACE Korea to work together to develop co-simulation solutions.


AHS Exotec 400x275Advanced Handling Systems (AHS), a full-service integrator of automated fulfillment distribution solutions, has teamed up with Radial, which delivers omnichannel e-commerce technologies, to implement a new system for fitness retailer Gymshark. A facility in Allentown, Penn., will utilize the Exotek Skypod System as the central pick engine that can switch between batch and discrete picking to support an output of more than 240,000 units per day.


Logitrans MiR 400x275Denmark’s Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR), which develops autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), and Logitrans A/S, which manufactures material handling equipment, have announced a strategic collaboration to build autonomous pallet jacks. Designed to safely, efficiently and autonomously lift pallets directly from the ground, the autonomous pallet jack will combine MiR’s autonomous navigation and software capabilities with the functionality of electric pallet jacks developed by Logitrans.


OTSAW SwisslogJV400x275To help expand the market for automated guided vehicles (AGVs) in the healthcare environment, OTSAW Technology Solutions and Swisslog Healthcare, a division of KUKA, have agreed to form a joint venture. OTSAW Swisslog Healthcare Robotics will develop the next generation of AGVs for clinical and non-clinical material handling.


Hailo Kontron400x275Kontron, which develops IoT/embedded computing technology (ECT), has announced a strategic partnership with AI chipmaker Hailo to develop next-generation AI edge inference solutions. The Hailo-8 AI processor, which performs up to 26 tera-operations per second (TOPS) at a typical power consumption of less than 2.5 watts, enables edge devices to run at performance levels previously only possible in the cloud. The new collaboration will offer customers a new level of high-performance, scalable AI-edge application-ready platforms for several market segments, including Industry 4.0, smart cities, and smart retail.


BG roboticpicker 400x275Berkshire Grey has announced that Florida-based home goods and apparel retailer Bealls, Inc., has chosen BG’s robotic automation systems to handle expanding merchandise categories and fulfill orders quicker. The artificial-intelligence systems will be used to help increase the processing capacity and throughput needed to meet surging customer demand. 


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