PMD ProdigyCME 400x275The Prodigy/CME Machine-Controller boards from Performance Motion Devices provide high-performance motion control for medical, scientific, automation, industrial, and robotic applications. Available in 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-axis configurations, these boards support DC Brush, Brushless DC, and step motors and allow user-written C-language code to be downloaded and run directly on the board. 


SkylineWasher400x275Skyline Robotics, which develops the Ozmo high-rise window-cleaning robot, has announced a key investment from commercial and residential real estate company Durst Ventures. The venture company is an affiliate of The Durst Organization, which owns some of New York City’s most notable skyscrapers, including One Bryant Park, One World Trade Center and 151 West 42nd Street. 


iRobot MopVacuum400x275Consumer robot vacuum maker iRobot has launched the Roomba Combo j7+, a hands-free 2-in-1 robot that simultaneously vacuums and mops with no wet carpet messes. The system is designed for homes with a mixture of carpets, rugs and hard floors, and those who want a robot vacuum that can also mop.


RobotBaristaArtly400x275Artly, which develops robot-enabled coffee barista tasks, has announced closing an $8 million Pre-A Series investment round. The new funding will be used to continue developing its AI barista technology and bring more systems to additional locations.


SkyDropDelivery400x275SkyDrop, formerly known as Flirtey, has released the first episode of a documentary series telling the historical story of the first FAA-approved drone delivery on U.S. soil.


Aeva NVIDIA Sim400x275Aeva, which develops next-generation sensing and perception systems, has announced that its Aeries 4D lidar sensors are now supported on NVIDIA’s DRIVE simulation platform. Aeva’s Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) 4D lidar sensors detect 3D position, in addition to instant velocity for each point at distances up to 500 meters, bringing an added dimension to sensing and perception for safe autonomous driving.


GeekPlusSmartForklift400x275Chinese manufacturer Geek+. has created a new automated forklift that can perform storage, access and pallet-handling tasks, designed for use in warehouse scenarios in e-commerce, retail and raw materials storage sectors.


OusterLidarOSO 400x275Ouster, which develops high-resolution digital lidar sensors, has announced a 3D industrial lidar sensor suite aimed at high-volume material handling applications. The line of high-resolution OS0 and OS1 sensors is configured to meet unique requirements of forklift, port equipment and autonomous mobile robot (AMR) manufacturers, with price points that enable adoption on high-volume production fleets, the company said.


AeroVironmentVapor400x275AeroVironment has announced the launch of its next-generation VAPOR Helicopter unmanned aircraft system (UAS), the VAPOR 55 MX. With a completely redesigned modular autonomy framework, the VAPOR 55 MX enables increased endurance and expanded payload capacity to meet current and emerging needs of defense, commercial and industrial customers.


SchunckGripper400x275The JGP-P 2-finger parallel gripper can be used to load and unload machine tools, as well as work in clean and slightly dirty surroundings. It can be used in pick and place tasks for assembly work, as well as other related applications.


HarmonicDriveProfile400x275Harmonic Drive offers several different types of gear units for robotic applications. The company’s zero backlash component gears incorporate a precision cross roller output bearing and flange. Gear Units are very compact, robust and designed to be an easy-to-use gearhead/gearbox solution.


AerobotixInlet400x275Aerobotix, an AS9100-certified FANUC robotics integrator, has announced it supported the 40th restoration of air inlet ducts on F-22 Raptor aircraft, as part of a maintenance contract with the U.S. Air Force. The company’s automated painting system gets aircraft back in the sky 80% faster, and has saved the Air Force $8.8 million since 2016.


DandyMower400x275Boston-based Dandy Technology has announced the debut of its Dandy DT-01 and DT-01XL Lawn Care Robots, which combines artificial intelligence, GPS, and visual processing with a robotics platform to create a robot designed to specifically weed a lawn.


SILC PointCloud400x275SiLC Technologies, which develops machine vision and silicon photonics, has announced that its Eyeonic Vision Sensor has demonstrated the ability to perceive, identify and avoid objects at a range of more than one kilometer. Earlier this year the company demonstrated a detection range of more than 500 meters at CES, and the company said it has now optimized its technology to go beyond 1,000 meters.


MolliaGaming400x275Robotics-World spoke with Daniel Vincz, CEO of Hungary-based Mollia, about their plan to improve humanoid robot kinematics through crowdsourced gamification, with the goal of producing robots that move more like humans.


AIMMedical400x275AiM Medical Robotics, which is developing MRI-compatible intraoperative robotics for neurosurgery, has announced a prototype of its robotics platform, as well as funding from the Sontag Innovation Fund, one of the largest private funders of brain cancer research in the U.S. The new investment comes subsequent to the close of AiM’s seed financing round, which was announced in March 2022.