GeekPlus RoboShuttle400x275Geek+, a global maker of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), has announced the launch of its RoboShuttle RS8-DA, an eight-meter high flexible arm robot. The new robot is designed to allow customers to maximize the use of their warehouses.


ReliableRobotics400x275Reliable Robotics, which develops automated aircraft systems, has announced raising $100 million in a Series C funding round, led by Coatue Management. The round brings the total funds raised to more than $133 million for the company and its Remotely Operated Aircraft System, designed to expand safe, flexible and efficient air transportation services. The company said it will use the capital to scale its team to support its first aircraft certification program and expedite the launch of commercial cargo operations.


VoloDroneFlight400x275Volocopter announced that its electric, heavy-lift drone VoloDrone has conducted its first public flight, held at the ITS World Congress 2021 in Hamburg, Germany. With international logistics firm DB Schenker, Volocopter demonstrated the VoloDrone’s seamless integration ito the logistics supply chain with an end-to-end cargo transport demonstration. In early 2020, DB Schenker became a strategic investor in VoloCopter, and the demonstration showed their progress since that investment, the company said.


Joyce400x275Robotics World chatted with Patrice Roulet Fontani, the co-founder and vice president of technology at Immervision, about the future of humanoid robots and machine perception.


SkylineRobotics Ozmo400x275Skyline Robotics has announced it has secured $6 million in funding to expand and deploy its Ozmo window-cleaning robots in North America. The company also announced the appointment of Michael Brown as CEO and chairman of the board, and Ross Blum as the company’s chief operating officer.


GelSight400x275GelSight, which develops tactile  imaging and sensing technology, has announced the latest version of its GelSight Mobile probe, the Series 2. The new generation of GelSight’s mobile device offers a sleek form factor that is one-third lighter and less than half the volume of its predecessor, allowing it to scan surfaces in tighter spaces while maintaining accuracy, speed, and field of view.



FLIR IONM640x 400x275Teledyne FLIR has announced the launch of its ION M640x tactical unmanned aerial system (UAS). The American-designed, developed and manufactured UAS builds on the capabilities of the ION M440, and aims to provide military and other government customers with best-in-class capabilities for their unique missions.


ROHM 75Wdiode 400x275ROHM Semiconductor has announced the development of a high optical output laser diode, the RLD90QZW3, designed for applications such as automated guided vehicles (AGVs), service robots in the industrial equipment sector, and consumer robot vacuums that incorporate lidar for distance measurement and spatial recognition.


PteroTranswing400x275A recent article from Business Insider weighed in on the future of drones, suggesting that “whether these unmanned aircrafts [drones] are controlled by a remote or accessed via a smartphone app, they possess the capability of reaching the most remote areas with little to no manpower needed, and require the least amount of effort, time, and energy."


Nabors PACE R801 400x275Nabors Industries Ltd., which provides advanced technology for the global energy industry, has announced that its PACE-R801 automated land drilling rig has reached total depth on its first well, a horizontal well for ExxonMobil in the Permian Basin.


CircuitMess Batmobile400x275A new Kickstarter campaign from CircuitMess, a Croatian startup, lets you build and code your own Batmobile. The kit is designed to teach children aged seven and up about engineering and autonomous driving.


ROEQ TMS C1500 400x275Denmark’s ROEQ has announced the launch of two new top modules and accessories that boost the payload and lifting capabilities of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) from Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR). The new ROEQ TMS-C1500 allows MiR AMRs to transport up to 1,500 kg for the first time. The company also launched the TML200 top module, with a stroke of 40 mm that can lift loads carried by the MiR250 robot. 


Rendered ai, a platform provider for physics-based synthetic data, has announced raising $6 million in a seed round, led by Space Capital. The company said the funding will help expand staffing and operations to scale up its platform-as-a-service (PaaS) that supports data scientists, engineers and business innovators who want to use synthetic data to investigate, validate, and expand AI-based technology and business opportunities.


Ouster Sense400x275Ouster has announced it signed a definitive agreement to acquire Sense Photonics, which develops digital solid-state lidar sensors for automotive applications. Upon closing of the all-stock acquisition, Ouster said it will establish Ouster Automotive, a new functional division of the company that focuses on driving mass-market adoption of digital lidar in consumer and commercial vehicles.


GrayMatter400x275GrayMatter Robotics, which develops software and artificial intelligence algorithms to create smarter robotic assistants, has announced it raised $4.1 million in seed round funding. The round was co-led by Stage Venture Partners and Calibrate Ventures, with participation from 3M Ventures, OCA Ventures, Pathbreaker Ventures, and B Capital Group.


VecnaSpeedPallet400x275Vecna Robotics, which develops pallet-handling autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) and workflow orchestration software, has announced new software to increase AMR performance for warehouse, distribution and manufacturing organizations. The new Mark 3 software aims to double fleet performance and improve efficiency and throughput, while continuing to exceed industry safety standards.