Robot Types

EverdroneAB flying400x275Everdrone AB, a Swedish autonomous drone and service provider, has announced that its drone played a crucial part in saving a life during a sudden cardiac arrest. The incident took place in Trollhättan, Sweden, when an Everdone autonomous drone delivered a defibrillator to help save the life of a 71-year-old man.


Mobileye EyeQ Ultra400x275Intel’s Mobileye division has announced the EyeQ Ultra, a system-on-chip (SoC) designed for autonomous driving applications. Unveiled during CES 2022, the EyeQ Ultra maximizes effectiveness and efficiency at only 176 TOPS, which the company said makes it the industry’s leanest autonomous vehicle (AV) chip. The first silicon for the EyeQ Ultra SoC is expected at the end of 2023, with full automotive-grade production in 2025.


UBTECH Adibot A 400x275UBTECH Robotics has announced the market availability for the newest addition to its portfolio of robots at CES 2022. The ADIBOT-A autonomous UV-C Disinfection Robot combines disinfection technologies with the latest hardware and artificial intelligence software to provide solutions for creating cleaner and safer spaces, the company said.


Udelv400x275Udelv has announced the launch of the Transporter, a cabless autonomous electric delivery vehicle aimed at multi-stop delivery tasks. The vehicle will be on display at this week’s CES 2022 event in Las Vegas.


UnitreeRobot400x275China’s Unitree Technology has announced the launch of its robotic arm Z1, which can be installed on the head of a quadruped robot. At a company event, Unitree showed a video in which the robot can smoothly complete actions such as pick up objects, open and close doors, pour wine and automatically fasten screws.


Staubli IFR ABI report400x275As part of a new whitepaper, research firm ABI Research predicts a total of 452,000 mobile robots will be shipped in 2022, representing a 65% increase compared to 2021 shipments. In addition, the firm said 45,000 cobots will ship next year.


TuSimpleTruck400x275TuSimple, which develops autonomous driving technology, has announced it successfully completed the world’s first fully autonomous semi-truck run on open public roads without a human in the vehicle, and without human intervention. Taking place on December 22, the run involved a TuSimple upfitted autonomous semi-truck leaving a railyard in Tucson, Ariz., and traveling more than 80 miles on surface streets and highways at night, safely arriving at a high-volume distribution center in the Phoenix metropolitan area.


GreenPowerAVStar400x275GreenPower Motor Company, a manufacturer and distributor of zero-emission electric-powered vehicles serving the cargo, delivery, shuttle, transit and school bus markets, has announced its AV Star will be used as a demo vehicle at CES 2022 as part of Perrone Robotics’ Innovation Alley demonstration track.


Zeekr Waymo400x275Zeekr, a brand of China’s Geely Holding Group, has announced it will collaborate with Waymo to develop a new pure-electric vehicle for deployment in the Waymo One  autonomous ride-hailing fleet in the U.S.


AnsysCES 400x275Pittsburgh-based Ansys has announced it will showcase how simulation solutions are paving the way for sustainable mobility during next week’s CES 2022 in Las Vegas. The company said it will present industry-leading initiatives in electrification, autonomy, and connected mobility.


MORAI SIM400x275MORAI, which develops full-stack autonomous driving simulation technology, has announced it will unveil MORAI SIM Cloud at next week’s CES 2022. The technology uses the cloud to build a myriad of simulation environments without hardware restrictions, enabling simultaneous testing.


YouiBot400x275Shenzhen, China-based YouiBot, which develops industrial mobile robots, has announced it completed two rounds of Series B financing, with an accumulated amount exceeding $47.1 million (RMB 300M). The company said it will focus on precision electronic manufacturing and energy by means of its core strengths in scenarios, algorithms, software/hardware and large-scale development, as well as expanding its scenario experience into new markets and quicken the pace of overseas market expansion.


DRONEDEK 400x275DRONEDEK, which has patented a smart mailbox designed for secure drone delivery, has announced it will demonstrate its device at next week’s CES 2022 event in Las Vegas. The mailbox helps complete the “last inch” of a last-mile package delivery process with smart, secured receptacle technology.


XAG P100 spray400x275China’s XAG has announced the launch of five new products aimed at agricultural usages that will be available globally in 2022. The XAG P50 and P100 agricultural drones, M500 and M2000 Remote Sensing Drones, and an updated XAG R150 Unmanned Ground Vehicle aim to empower farmers with more sophisticated autonomous solutions, the company said.


DroneSenseMagicVideo400x275DroneSense, which develops operational and management platforms for unmanned aircraft systems, has announced its new Magic Video Link feature, which provides easier sharing of critical, real-time information regarding drone operations.


SkySafe MM2 System400x275SkySafe has announced it raised $30 million in a Series B investment to help further accelerate the company’s growth to expand production of its airspace security system for commercial adoption. The investment was led by Kingfisher Investment Advisors, with participation from new investors Gaingels and Castor Ventures. The company said it has raised $45 million in total financing.