Robot Types

AuroraFedEx400x275Aurora Innovation and FedEx Corp. have announced the expansion of its pilot program to autonomously move FedEx shipments on an additional commercial lane in Texas.

 

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.

 

SeegridHelpCenter400x275Seegrid, which develops autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) for material handling companies, has announced launching its Seegrid Help Center. The new customer resource and online knowledge base gives customers in logistics, e-commerce, and manufacturing exclusive access to specialized insights, product information, and innovative mobile automation use cases curated by Seegrid’s engineering, service, and support teams.

 

GreyOrangeRangerRobot400x275GreyOrange, which develops automated robotic fulfillment and inventory optimization software, has announced raising $110 million in comprehensive growth financing. The company said it grew across new customers, applications and geographies while also achieving more than 170% gross retention in contracted revenue from existing customers in 2021.

 

TeksboticsSaudiArabia400x275Hong Kong-based Teksbotics has announced it started a pilot of last-mile autonomous delivery in the King Abdullah University of Science and Technologies (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia. It has partnered with Alshrouq Express for the project, which aims to design and build a cost-effective autonomous delivery vehicle for the last-mile delivery of e-commerce orders.

 

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.

 

ArgoMiami400x275Autonomous vehicle technology developer Argo AI has announced it began driverless operations in Miami, Fla., and Austin, Texas, two of the eight global cities in which it is currently developing its technology. 

 

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.

 

MotionalUberSantaMonica400x275Driverless technology provider Motional has announced teaming up with Uber to launch autonomous deliveries for Uber Eats customers in Santa Monica, Calif. Motional will use all-electric IONIQ 5 vehicles that operate autonomously to conduct end-to-end food deliveries.

 

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.

 

MARTAC T38 DevilRay400x275One of the more interesting technologies that we saw at this year’s Xponential 2022 in Orlando was the MARTAC T38, a 38-foot autonomous boat that can cruise the waters at up to 80 knots, and make tight, high-velocity turns in the water.

 

KodiakFallback400x275Kodiak Robotics has publicly demonstrated its fallback system, technology that autonomously pulls a self-driving truck over to the side of the road in the event of a truck or system failure. The company said a fallback is critical to safely deploying driverless trucks on public roads.

 

NowRX 400x275NowRX, a technology-powered pharmacy looking to provide same-day prescription delivery and telehealth services, has partnered with Hyundai Motor Group to explore the use of new solutions in the delivery of prescription medications, including autonomous vehicles.

 

SeaWolfUUV400x275Canada-based Cellula Robotics has announced it is six months into a contract with Trusted Autonomous Systems (TAS) to help develop the next generation of its fuel cell powered, Extra-Large Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (XLUUV). Funded by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and in collaboration with sovereign subcontractors, the project SeaWolf is set to debut the first 12-meter XLUUV hull in Q4 2022.

 

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.