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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.

October 9, 2021  
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Auto tech startup RoboTire closes $7.5m series A round

Discount Tire throws weight behind Detroit-based automation company’s robotic tire change system.

October 9, 2021  
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Toyota banking on mobility technology for future growth

Auto maker’s subsidiary, Woven Planet, amassing self-driving and telemetry expertise.

September 29, 2021  
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Canadian cleaning robots increasingly visible amid pandemic

Kitchener’s Avidbots rides trend towards automation in the cleaning industry.

September 22, 2021  
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Boeing to invest $200M to build unmanned aircraft

Facility to build unmanned MQ-25 Stingray refueling craft to feature advanced assembly techniques.

September 22, 2021  
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Rotary Position Sensors

NewTek RV series designed to ensure the performance accuracy of industrial robotic systems.

September 13, 2021  
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Shroom-Bot

Ontario’s Mycionics looks to relieve mushroom trade’s labor crunch with fully automated harvesting robot.

September 13, 2021  
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Attabotics expands executive management staff

Calgary-based warehouse robotics firm adds former Wind River, Microsoft and Amazon executive as CTO.

September 13, 2021  
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Israeli firm unveils armed robot to patrol volatile borders

Israel Aerospace Industries’ semi-autonomous REX MKII designed to reduce soldier exposure.

September 13, 2021  
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Automation booms as economies rebound from pandemic

Economists find pandemics historically have encouraged firms to invest in machines to boost productivity.

September 13, 2021  
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The power of predictive maintenance

Predictive strategy cuts maintenance costs, reduces unplanned downtime and enhances worker safety.

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US probing Autopilot problems on 765,000 Tesla vehicles

Cluster of collisions with parked emergency vehicles sparks NHTSA investigation.

August 16, 2021  
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John Deere acquires Bear Flag Robotics

Agriculture equipment maker looks to accelerate autonomous technology on the farm.

August 16, 2021  
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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.

August 11, 2021  
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USB3 Cameras

Teledyne high resolution Lt Series cameras designed for rugged 24/7 use.

August 4, 2021  
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NGen funding boosts Canadian automotive technology projects

Industry-led not-for-profit singles out three advanced manufacturing initiatives to share in $11M investment.

July 28, 2021  
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Servo Motor/Drive

Maxon IDX servo gearmotor + drive combines brushless EC-i motor EPOS4 positioning controller.

July 20, 2021  
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German, Canadian researchers collaborating on AI for picking robots

FLAIROP project to investigate ways for picking robots to learn from each other anonymously.

July 12, 2021  
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FANUC rolls out 750,000th robot

Robotics company says it’s capable of producing 11,000 robots per month.

July 12, 2021  
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Robots on ‘Shrooms

NGen to fund Canadian-made robotic mushroom harvesting system.

July 7, 2021  
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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.

June 16, 2021  
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Direct-Drive Actuator

Genesis Robotics’ LiveDrive LDD 1800 series combines high torque density, cleanliness, and reliability.

June 16, 2021  
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Dive Technologies to build AUV for Kraken Robotics fleet

DIVE-LD autonomous vehicle designed for deep subsea infrastructure inspections.

June 15, 2021  
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Armo-Tool certified as Omron systems integrator partner

London, ON automation company’s certification demonstrates expertise in Omron’s latest technologies.

June 14, 2021  
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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.

June 8, 2021  
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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.

June 2, 2021  
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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.

May 26, 2021  
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Attabotics partners with AltaML and Amii

AI and machine learning partners to help automation firm bolster capabilities its fulfillment warehouse technology.

May 10, 2021  
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Robotics Startup ViaBot announces public launch

Company’s RUNO robot performs autonomous sweeping and security for large properties.

May 10, 2021  
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3D printing home construction looks to solve US housing shortage

Additively manufactured units reduce waste, cut construction costs up to 40%, companies say.

April 27, 2021  
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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.

April 12, 2021  
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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.

March 17, 2021