Robotics

Deals/Contracts/Partnerships

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    FANUC to supply Ford plant in Cologne with 500 robots

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

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    Innovative solutions in the stone cutting industry by Kuka: 100 robots for BACA Systems in North America

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

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    Hexagon helps aero manufacturer Alloy Specialties increase production capacity with ‘lights-out’ robotic quality inspection.

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

EIIR Provider Solutions/Capabalities

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    Hexagon has unveiled HxGN Robotic Automation, pioneering robotic programming and control software that enables non-specialist quality professionals to program industrial robots to perform fully automated quality inspection.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

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    ABB launches fastest ever robot-based automotive press automation solution.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

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    The first stainless steel electric scooter made by STILRIDE with Semcon as its partner. The company is planningto challenge traditional manufacturing techniques and pave the way for new designby using robots to fold steel.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

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    Trimble and Boston Dynamics Announce Strategic Alliance to Extend the Use of Autonomous Robots in Construction

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

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    Wipro Infrastructure Engineering to acquire PARI Robotics. Consolidation and globalization of Industrial automation market is long overdue. Good to see some early signs and intent.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

EIIR Buyer GIC/R&D Best Practices/Solutions

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    Ericsson-enabled 5G robot Fable bridges school distance learning barriers in Denmark

    Q4, 2021

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    Smith+Nephew which specializes in surgical robotics technology, celebrated the official grand opening of its new research and development center at Strip District, USA.

    Q4, 2021

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    At Collins Aerospace’s maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facility in Singapore, an Automated Vision Inspection (AVI) System uses advanced robotics and optical character recognition software (similar to QR codes) to reduce the time it takes for technicians to complete inspections – from an hour to just minutes.

    Q4, 2021

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    MHI Group to deliver Japan’s First Systems for Automated Valet Parking and Automated Transportation of Finished Vehicles -- Cooperation with French Venture Company Stanley Robotics.

    Q4, 2021

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    Nissan today unveiled a production line at its Tochigi Plant featuring the Nissan Intelligent Factory initiative including use of robots and net zero production system.

    Q4, 2021

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    Hyundai launches ‘Factory Safety Service Robot’, to go into pilot operation at Kia’s plant in South Korea in support of site safety.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

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    Amazon unveils Astro, a wheeled household robot

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

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    Robotic technology specialist, Geek+ is opening a new research and development centre in Hong Kong.It will focus on artificial intelligence and robotics technologies for the international logistics industry in Hong Kong.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

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    Amazon announced its plan to set up a R&D centre in Helsinki, Finland, to develop technologies for its Scout unmanned delivery robot. At the initial stage, the company aims to to work on 3D simulation softwares, as to ensure safety during delivery times.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

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    Ericsson-powered 5G unleashes Spot the robot for airport inspection in Denmark

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

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    Medtronic acquires Digital Surgery, a British company developing artificial intelligence, data analytics and digital education and training software for computerized surgery. With the acquisition, Medtronic will integrate Digital Surgery’s AI- and data-driven techniques into its laparoscopic and robotic-assisted surgery technologies.

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

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    Continental Increases Efficiency with Mobile, Autonomous Transport Robots From Its Own Production

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

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    Hyundai to Take Over Robot Dog-Maker Boston Dynamics Valued at $1.1 Billion.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

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    Walmart ends contract with robotics company Bossa Nova after seeing similar results from workers grabbing online orders during pandemic. Robots are getting fired too!

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

Other News

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    ABB is to buy ASTI Mobile Robotics Group (ASTI) in Spain, the global leader in autonomous mobile robot (AMR) technology. ASTI’s AMR portfolio includes autonomous towing vehicles, goods-to-person solutions, unit carriers and box movers as well as a comprehensive software offering, ranging from vehicle navigation and control, fleet and order management and cloud-based traceability systems.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

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    Fetch Robotics acquired by Zebra Technologies for $290M. Fetch offers a portfolio of AMRs and cloud-based software for deploying and integrating a range of automated workflows.

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

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    Hyundai is in talks to buy Boston Dynamics for $1 billion. Google earlier sold it to Softbank in 2017.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

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    Medtronic Strengthens Leadership in Navigated, Robotic Spine Surgery with FDA Clearance of Midas Rex Drills and Navigated Disc Prep and Interbodies for U.S. with Mazor Robotic Guidance System

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

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    Panasonic to Conduct Field Test of Home Delivery Service by Compact, Low-Speed Robot in Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

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