Endeavor Robotics awarded contract to develop ‘back-packable’ robot

Endeavor Robotics has won the Engineering Manufacturing Development (EMD) contract for the US Army's Common Robotic System–Individual (CRS-I) program.

Honeywell, Carnegie Mellon developing supply chain robotics and AI solutions

Honeywell has inked a strategic collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University to work on artificial intelligence and robotic technologies.

SoftBank alumni launches robot companion designed to love humans — CNBC

Groove X, founded by an ex-SoftBank employee, has opened pre-orders for its robot pet “Lovot", writes Chloe Taylor. Here is the link: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/18/softbank-alumni-launches-robot-companion-designed-to-love-humans.html

LG Launches Robotic Square Vacuum With Cameras, Voice Guidance

LG Electronics (LG) has unveiled a redesigned robotic vacuum, the LG Hom-Bot Square. The Hom-Bot uses ultrasonic and infrared sensors to detect obstacles, while the vacuum's Dual Eye 2.0 cameras scan and...

Bluefin Robotics Buys SeeByte

Bluefin Robotics, a provider of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) owned by Battelle, has acquired SeeByte, a provider of autonomous platform software, headquartered in Scotland. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Computational pathology services platform 3Scan raises $14 million

Computational pathology services platform 3Scan has raised $14 million in Series B financing. The investment was led by existing investors Lux Capital and Data Collective. Other participants in the financing round include...

FIRST Adds Coca Cola, Qualcomm CEO, Among Others, To Board

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), has appointed six new members to its board of directors. The new board members include Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, chairman of the board...

FIRST Appoints Former Cognizant CIO Digital Entertainment Head

FIRST, the non-profit robotics organization started by Segway founder Dean Kamen, has appointed Mark Greenlaw as vice president of Digital Engagement. Prior to joining FIRST, Mr. Greenlaw was a vice president at Cognizant, and...

Texas Instruments Processors Powering Lego Mindstorm EV3 Robotics

Texas Instruments' Sitara processors, along with TI connectivity and analog solutions are being used to power the Lego Mindstorm EV3 robotics platform. The robotics tool kit contains hardware and software to create...

3M, Google, United Technologies Sponsoring FIRST Robotics

3M, Google and United Technologies has joined FIRST as strategic partners. Strategic Partners of FIRST provide financial contributions, as well as in-kind donations, and employee volunteerism and mentoring. You can find a list of all FIRST strategic partners here.

Use Big Robots To Build Tiny Robots, Suggests Harvard Engineers

A technique inspired by pop-up books and origami will soon allow clones of robotic insects to be mass-produced by the sheet, says engineers at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences...

Alibaba A.I. Labs launches hospitality robot

Alibaba A.I. Labs, the department leading consumer AI product development at Alibaba, is launching service robots for the hospitality sector starting in October. 

DARPA selects SSL for robotic servicing of geosynchronous satellites

DARPA has selected Space Systems Loral (SSL), based in Palo Alto, CA, as its commercial partner for the agency’s Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites (RSGS) program. DARPA and SSL seek to develop...

3D Robotics Launches $660 Autonomous Aerial Vehicle For Hobbyists

3D Robotics (3DR) unveiled Iris, an advanced quadcopter with full GPS-guided autonomous capabilities. Iris provides point-and-click mission planning with 127 configurable waypoints that can guide it from take-off to landing, all from...

Chinese robotics company Ubtech raises $820 million

Humanoid robots company Ubtech Robotics has completed a Series C investment totaling $820 million, with a market valuation of $5 billion.