Robot Types

SonyAirpeakS1 400x275Sony Electronics has announced the availability of the company’s first-ever professional drone. The Airpeak S1 is the “world’s smallest drone” that can be equipped with a full-size mirrorless interchangeable-lens Alpha camera, and is designed for cinematographers and other visual storytelling professionals. Sony said presale ordering is now available, with an expected customer ship date of Dec. 24, 2021.

 

7 Eleven Nuro 400x2757-Eleven and Nuro have announced a pilot program for autonomous delivery in the state of California. Residents in Mountain View, Calif., can order products through the 7NOW delivery app and have them delivered by a self-driving vehicle.

 

OTSAW SwisslogJV400x275To help expand the market for automated guided vehicles (AGVs) in the healthcare environment, OTSAW Technology Solutions and Swisslog Healthcare, a division of KUKA, have agreed to form a joint venture. OTSAW Swisslog Healthcare Robotics will develop the next generation of AGVs for clinical and non-clinical material handling.

 

Flexiv SFRT2Flexiv, which develops general-purpose robots, has announced it received CE and ETL approval for its Rizon 4 robot, awarded by testing, inspection and certification and assurance provider Intertek. Flexiv said this was the first-ever seven-axis force-controlled adaptive robot that achieved both certifications at the same time.

 

ATIQC 29ToolChanger 400x275ATI Industrial Automation, which develops robotic accessories and robot arm tooling, has announced a new standard tool changing option for smaller robots. The QC-29 Robotic Tool Changer aims to bring the powerful and rugged technology of the company’s Heavy Duty Tool Changers to robots in the 25 kg to 35 kg payload class.

 

NeoCortex PalletSorter400x275Universal Logic, which develops the Neocortex AI robot control software, has announced a deal for its fully integrated Neocortex Pallet Sorter system in several distribution centers of Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc. (AWG).

 

SeegridPalionLift400x275Seegrid, which develops autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) for material handling tasks, has announced new details about the technology that powers its Palion Lift AMR, the company’s first autonomous lift truck. Seegrid said Palion Lift includes the latest generation of Seegrid IQ, the company’s autonomy technology, and “is the only lift truck AMR in the market with industry-leading 3D perception.”

 

Roomba HolidayTree400x275Just in time for the holidays, iRobot has announced new features for its Roomba j7 and j7+ robot vacuums that are powered by additions to its Genius Home Intelligence software. The new features include the ability to identify and clean around holiday trees, shoes, and socks, in addition to previous obstacles such as cords and solid pet wastes.

 

Liteye Spyglass400x275Liteye Systems, which develops counter-drone systems, has announced that the U.S. Army will be the first customer of its Spyglass 3D Radar as part of a multi-mission, multi-domain defense solution. Liteye said the Spyglass 3D Radar is designed and manufactured by Numerica Corporation, based in Fort Collins. The company also said production orders are now being accepted, with delivery beginning in Q2 2022, with the U.S. military taking priority deliveries.

 

SilentArrow400x275Silent Arrow, which develops autonomous cargo drone technologies, has announced that the U.S. Air Force awarded the company a contract for the delivery of 15 Silent Arrow drones that will be reconfigured as an autonomous cargo delivery glider.

 

HAIPICK WINIT 400x275HAI Robotics, which develops autonomous case-handling robotics systems (ACR) for warehouse logistics operations, has announced the deployment of its first project in the U.K. with Chinese cross-border warehouse operator WINIT.

 

DeDrone Preakness400x275Robotics Data, a robotics analytics and consultant firm and strategic partner of Robotics World, has announced a new report providing details on the counter-drone systems market. Also known as counter-unmanned aircraft systems (C-UAS), the market includes equipment and software that allows organizations and governments to detect drones that may be threatening their airspace or facilities.

 

MoovitaFunding400x275MooVita Pte Ltd., based in Singapore, has announced a Series A funding round to help expand its autonomous vehicle technology. Investors in the round include 1Derlife Growth and SEEDS Capital. Funding terms were not disclosed.

 

Locomation Convoy 400x275Locomation, which develops autonomous trucking solutions, has announced the findings of an independent environmental impact evaluation that said its Autonomous Relay Convoy (ARC) system will dramatically reduce the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) footprint, fuel consumption, and operating costs of transporting goods by truck.

 

HaptX Gloves VR 400x275HaptX, which develops realistic haptic gloves for virtual reality and robotics applications, has announced it secured a $4 million credit facility from Crescent Cove Advisors. The additional money brings the company’s recent Series A funding round to $28 million, with a total funding to $35 million.

 

NimbleFulfillment400x275Nimble Robotics, which develops robotics for e-commerce fulfillment purposes, has announced some details regarding its intelligent robots picking and packing hundreds of thousands of customer orders. The company said it is working with several well-known brands, including Best Buy, Victoria’s Secret, Puma, NFI/CalCartage, iHerb, Adore Me, Weee! and others. Nimble robots are also being integrated by solution integrators that include AutoStore, OPEX, Bastian, Swisslog, TGW and Kuecker Pulse Integration (KPI).