Robot Types

HyundaiMobis Narrow400x275Hyundai Mobis has announced it developed the world’s first urban Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) to help drivers with narrow streets and reversing in a dead-end street. The Mobis Parking System (MPS) integrates narrow space assistance, reverse assistance, and remote smart parking assistance features.

 

HondaWorkVehicle400x275Honda and Black & Veatch have announced a successful test of the prototype Honda Autonomous Work Vehicle (AWV) at a Black & Veatch construction site in New Mexico. During the month-long field test, the second-generation of the fully electric Honda AWV was able to perform several tasks at a large-scale solar energy construction project, including towing activities and transporting construction materials, water, and other supplies to pre-set destinations within the work site.

 

RAD ROAMEO 400x275Artificial Intelligence Technology Solutions (AITX) has announced that its subsidiary, Robotic Assistance Devices (RAD) has received an order from one of its dealers for the ROAMEO 2.0 security robot, with a commitment of up to 20 units from a prior letter of intent. The first units will be deployed with a major Hollywood studio, the company said.

 

A3 Q3 RobotOrders400x275The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) has announced that strong robot sales in Q3 2021 has brought the total number of orders so far this year to nearly 29,000 units, valued at $1.48 billion. This represents the best numbers ever recorded for the North American robotics market.

 

AgileX BunkerPro400x275China-based AgileX Robotics recently launched the Bunker Pro, a tracked-type unmanned ground vehicle (AGV) that boasts high off-road mobility and IP67 protection. The robot platform is designed to expand robotics application for challenging terrain, including soft soil, steep grades, puddles, and box culverts, allowing roboticists to deploy applications such as inspections, exploration, ordnance disposal, video shooting, and unmanned transportation.

 

OnRobot WebLytics 400x275OnRobot has announced its software debut with the launch of WebLytics, a production monitoring, device diagnostics, and data analytics solution designed to enhance productivity and minimize downtime. Capable of monitoring the performance of multiple collaborative applications simultaneously and in real time, WebLytics gathers equipment data from both robots and tools and displays the data in easy-to-understand, visualized device and application-level intelligence.

 

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. 

 

Fanuc LR 10ia10 400x275FANUC America, which supplies CNCs and robotics offerings for manufacturers and warehouse operations, has announced the new LR-10iA/10 robot, designed for machine tending and picking applications found in warehousing and logistics markets.

 

MujinPalletizer QA hero400x275Robotics World recently chatted with Josh Cloer, director of sales for Mujin Corp., about the need for better training methods around industrial robots, the state of industrial robots within logistics, and the challenges of entering the U.S. robotics market.

 

KodiakRobotics400x275Kodiak Robotics, which is developing self-driving trucking systems, has announced it raised $125 million in an oversubscribed Series B round, for a total of $165 million raised to date. The company said it will use the new funding over the next 12 months to double employee headcount by adding at least 85 new people to the team, expand autonomous service capabilities from coast to coast, and add a minimum of 15 new trucks for a total of at least 25 autonomous vehicles.

 

XAG V40drone 400x275China’s XAG, which develops agricultural robots and artificial intelligence, has announced it will launch its V40 and P40 agricultural drones globally to bring digital agriculture to more rural areas that include aging populations and weak infrastructure.

 

Motional Lyft IONIQ 400x275Motional and Lyft have announced the planned launch of a fully driverless public ride-hail service in Las Vegas, the first city in a planned multimarket deployment. The next generation of Motional’s robotaxis, the all-electric Hyundai IONIQ 5-based robotaxi, will be available on the Lyft app in Las Vegas starting in 2023.

 

NearEarth DroneDelivery400x275Near Earth Autonomy and L3Harris Technologies have announced a successful demonstration of an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that can autonomously deliver life-saving blood and other medical supplies hundreds of miles away from operational bases to medics in the field.

 

VeteransMuseum400x275Badger Technologies, which develops retail automation systems through autonomous robots, has announced a collaboration with TrackTik Software to automate manual security checks at the National Veterans Memorial and Museum (NVMM) in Columbus, Ohio. A pilot program us using Badger’s PatrolBot autonomous robot and TrackTik software to augment the museum’s 24/7 security team, safeguard world-class exhibits and offer an extra measure of protection to museum visitors and staff.

 

BrainTennant DenverSchools400x275Brain Corp, which develops artificial intelligence technology for robotics, has announced that its BrainOS-powered fleet of autonomous mobile robots have officially reached 100 billion square feet of coverage. The company said this has given back 6.8 million of hours back to employees and operations managers, allowing them to focus on other high-value tasks such as customer experience.

 

PointOneNavigation400x275Point One Navigation, which is developing precision location technology, has announced it has emerged from stealth mode and closed a $10 million Series A round of funding. The round was led by UP.Partners, with participation from existing investors BOLT, IA Ventures and Ludlow Ventures.