Amazon, MIT establish AI and robotics research hub
Online retailer to provide sponsored research funding over the next five years to the Science Hub on MIT campus.
Auto tech startup RoboTire closes $7.5m series A round
Discount Tire throws weight behind Detroit-based automation company’s robotic tire change system.
Toyota banking on mobility technology for future growth
Auto maker’s subsidiary, Woven Planet, amassing self-driving and telemetry expertise.
Canadian cleaning robots increasingly visible amid pandemic
Kitchener’s Avidbots rides trend towards automation in the cleaning industry.
Boeing to invest $200M to build unmanned aircraft
Facility to build unmanned MQ-25 Stingray refueling craft to feature advanced assembly techniques.
Rotary Position Sensors
NewTek RV series designed to ensure the performance accuracy of industrial robotic systems.
Ontario’s Mycionics looks to relieve mushroom trade’s labor crunch with fully automated harvesting robot.
Attabotics expands executive management staff
Calgary-based warehouse robotics firm adds former Wind River, Microsoft and Amazon executive as CTO.
Israeli firm unveils armed robot to patrol volatile borders
Israel Aerospace Industries’ semi-autonomous REX MKII designed to reduce soldier exposure.
Automation booms as economies rebound from pandemic
Economists find pandemics historically have encouraged firms to invest in machines to boost productivity.
The power of predictive maintenance
Predictive strategy cuts maintenance costs, reduces unplanned downtime and enhances worker safety.
US probing Autopilot problems on 765,000 Tesla vehicles
Cluster of collisions with parked emergency vehicles sparks NHTSA investigation.
John Deere acquires Bear Flag Robotics
Agriculture equipment maker looks to accelerate autonomous technology on the farm.
Linamar enters manufacturing agreement with robotics gearbox maker, IMSystems
Dutch company’s Archimedes drive system uses frictional contact in place of gear teeth to transmit torque.
Teledyne high resolution Lt Series cameras designed for rugged 24/7 use.
NGen funding boosts Canadian automotive technology projects
Industry-led not-for-profit singles out three advanced manufacturing initiatives to share in $11M investment.
Maxon IDX servo gearmotor + drive combines brushless EC-i motor EPOS4 positioning controller.
German, Canadian researchers collaborating on AI for picking robots
FLAIROP project to investigate ways for picking robots to learn from each other anonymously.
FANUC rolls out 750,000th robot
Robotics company says it’s capable of producing 11,000 robots per month.
Robots on ‘Shrooms
NGen to fund Canadian-made robotic mushroom harvesting system.
Self driving car pioneer Waymo gets $2.5B to fuel ambitions
Despite executive defections, Google spin-off to use investment to hone its autonomous driving tech.
Genesis Robotics’ LiveDrive LDD 1800 series combines high torque density, cleanliness, and reliability.
Dive Technologies to build AUV for Kraken Robotics fleet
DIVE-LD autonomous vehicle designed for deep subsea infrastructure inspections.
Armo-Tool certified as Omron systems integrator partner
London, ON automation company’s certification demonstrates expertise in Omron’s latest technologies.
AI expert ditches Uber to start Toronto self-driving company, Waabi
Raquel Urtasun’s Toronto-based start-up to take artificial intelligence-first approach to self-driving vehicles.
NASA to return to Venus with two new robotic missions
DaVinci Plus and Veritas missions to explore how Earth’s nearest neighbor became inferno-like world.
Canada to land a moon rover in the next five years
CSA says it will put out RFPs for the rover’s design and development in the coming months.
Attabotics partners with AltaML and Amii
AI and machine learning partners to help automation firm bolster capabilities its fulfillment warehouse technology.
Robotics Startup ViaBot announces public launch
Company’s RUNO robot performs autonomous sweeping and security for large properties.
3D printing home construction looks to solve US housing shortage
Additively manufactured units reduce waste, cut construction costs up to 40%, companies say.
Autonomous UVC disinfecting robot enters service on Hydro-Québec Dash 8 aircraft
RAY robot, by Ottawa’s aero hygenx , can disinfect aircraft cabin, lavatory and crew areas in under five minutes.
Ford partners with U Michigan on robotics research, new building
Facility represents the automaker’s first robotics and mobility research lab on a university campus.