Robot Components

HyundaiSOSLAB SSDlidar 400x275Hyundai Motor Group and SOSLAB, which develops solid-state lidar, have announced a partnership to help expedite the development of mobile robots. The companies will jointly develop 3D lidar for mobile robots that optimizes autonomous driving performance and aims to commercialize a new mobility platform for applications such as delivery services.

 

HeilindConnector400x275Heilind Electronics, a global distributor of electronic components and authorized distributor for Amphenol Pcd, has announced it is now stocking the manufacturer’s RJF and RJFTV6A series of Cat 6A modular Ethernet connectors. Applications include robotics, industrial process control, CNC machines, oil and gas, motion control and harsh environment data acquisition and transmission.

 

ABB Depalletizer400x275ABB has announced the launch of its ABB Robotic Depalletizer Solution, designed to handle complex depalletizing tasks in the logistics, e-commerce, healthcare, and consumer packaged goods industries. Through the use of machine vision software, the application can quickly assess several box types, enabling customers to process assorted loads with little engineering effort and short setup time, ABB said.

 

HitecBooth400x275At this year’s Xponential 2022 event in Orlando, Hitec exhibited products ranging from their well-known actuators to their advanced drone systems, but of special interest were the company’s newest American-made and marketed sensors and electronics.

 

LevatasSpotAnomaly400x275Levatas, which develops artificial intelligence software that enables drones, robots, remote sensors and fixed cameras to execute operational tasks at industrial sites, has announced it raised $5.5 million in a seed funding round.

 

Infinitum400x275Infinitum Electric, which develops a sustainable, breakthrough air-core motor, has announced raising $80 million in Series D funding to scale motor production to meet increasing demand. The company said it will use the investment to vertically integrate and automate production of its motors for the commercial and industrial market segments. 

 

BeBopRoboSkin400x275BeBop Sensors, which develops smart fabric sensor technologies, has announced the RoboSkin line of skin-like coverings for tactile awareness for humanoid robots and prosthetics. Measuring less than 1-mm thick, RoboSkin can fit all robotic body parts, including limbs, fingers, feet, head, and torso to make robots “feel” better.

 

SalienceLabsPhotonicChip400x275England-based Salience Labs has announced it raised $11.5 million in a seed round to develop an ultra high-speed multi-chip processor that combines photonics and electronics to accelerate exponential advances in artificial intelligence.

 

Humatics400x275Humatics, which develops highly precise location-based radio frequency technology, has announced the release of a new microlocation transponder that is 66% smaller than its previous version. The smaller size aims to open a new level of deployment options for the market, which includes robotics applications, the company said.

 

FlexivRDK400x275Flexiv, which develops intelligent general-purpose robots, has announced the release of its Robotic Development Kit (RDK), which provides users with a toolkit to enhance how their robot works, as well as let them create customized applications easier.

 

AMP SecondarySort400x275AMP Robotics, which develops artificial intelligence, robotics and infrastructure for the waste and recycling industry, has opened two new high-diversion production facilities for advanced secondary sortation. The company-owned facilities, located outside of Atlanta and Cleveland, are designed to economically process and aggregate low volumes of difficult-to-recycle mixed plastics, paper, and metals sourced from residue supplied by primary materials recovery facilities (MRFs) and other material providers.

 

EPC2071 400x275Efficient Power Conversion Corp. (EPC) which develops enhancement-mode gallium nitride (eGan) power FETs and ICs, has announced expanding its selection of low voltage, off-the-shelf gallium nitride transistors with the introduction of the EPC2071 (1.7 mΩ typical, 100 V) GaN FET.

 

VentionFunding400x275Montreal-based Vention, which develops a digital manufacturing automation platform (MAP), has announced raising $95 million in Series C financing. The company said it will use the new funds to grow its go-to-market, expand its global distribution footprint, and accelerate the development of its hardware and software platform.

 

KiraInOrbit400x275InOrbit, which develops cloud-based robot operations software, has announced an integration with Alfred Kärcher SE & Co., which develops cleaning technology systems. The integration will add real-time observability, optimization and advanced operations functions to Kärcher’s autonomous equipment.

 

CogniteamFunding400x275Israel-based Cogniteam has announced raising $5.6 million in a Series A funding round, to help expand its Nimbus robotics AI operating platform for robotics developers. The funding was provided by previous investors Seabarn Management (Andrew Owens), and the U.K.-based Pantera family office members.

 

SouthieFunding400x275Boston-based Southie Autonomy, which develops intelligent robotic automation software, has announced raising $2.5 million in seed funding. The company also announced an additional $5 million in venture lease funding to support Southie’s robot-as-a-service business model.