robotics

DFW-Based RobotLAB Expands Distribution Agreement with LG Business Solutions

by | Feb 9, 2024
Last March, RobotLAB inked a deal with LG Business Solutions USA to expand deployment of LG's hospitality robots—including a restaurant servebot named ClOi. The new collaboration will make the entirety of LG’s robotics portfolio more widely available and tailored via RobotLAB’s network and expertise.
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The Robots Are Coming: ‘Waves of Innovation’ Event To Be Held at AT&T Stadium
by | Nov 3, 2023
Olympus Controls and around 20 of its factory automation partners will be showcasing robotics solutions for manufacturing companies at the November 15 event. From sanding-and-polishing "cobots" to vision-guided robotic arms, the solutions aim to help solve 'historically low' labor participation rates.
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The Last Word: Toyota Research Institute’s Gill Pratt on Using Generative AI to Teach Robots ‘New, Dexterous Skills’
by | Sep 19, 2023
The advancement, leveraging what the institute calls "Diffusion Policy," is said to improve robot utility and be a step toward building "Large Behavior Models" for robots, similar to Large Language Models like ChatGPT which have revolutionized conversational AI.
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Digital Twins to Air Monitoring: See 17 UTD Student Projects Solving Real-World Challenges for Companies
On the hunt for a resourceful, cost-effective solution to your company's tech challenges or project pileup? Or maybe you need a product prototype. UTDesign Capstone is now open for company project applications for Fall 2023. But hurry—the window of opportunity closes soon.

Check out these past projects. One of them is bound to spark an idea for yours..
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The Last Word: DISD’s Omar Cortez on His Pleasant Grove School’s Robotics Program

Cortez teaches robotics to every sixth-grade student at his school, and also helps coach 40 students in five teams in middle and elementary school, along with teachers and coaches Julian Beltran, Brittney Fletcher, and Alba Ramirez.
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The Last Word: UTD’s Dr. Steve Yurkovich on $100K Amazon Robotics Grant
A$100,000 grant from Amazon Robotics will support the development of new UT Dallas coursework in functional safety—a practice that ensures the safe functioning of everything from autonomous warehouse robots to delivery robots and more.
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A Robot Is Changing Tires in Arlington
by | Feb 23, 2023
Michigan-based RoboTire uses "state-of-the-art robotics and advanced algorithms" to change a vehicle's tires in a fraction of the time it takes humans to do it, "reducing an hour-long experience to under 25 minutes while maintaining the highest levels of safety." The Arlington location is the second of Discount Tire's 1,100 stores to implement the system. And it's not a coincidence—Discount Tire is a RoboTire investor.
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Barnston Agtech showed off its swarm farming robotic driverless tractors at the Barnstorm R&D Center in a recent YouTube video. [Video screenshot]
Robotic Agtech Startup Closes $217K Equity Raise for ‘Barnstorming’ Autonomous Tractor Swarms via Fort Worth’s Harvest Returns
by | Dec 28, 2022
Barnstorm Agtech, a Canadian startup developing driverless robotic tractors known as 'Barnstormers,' has closed on a $217,500 equity capital raise through Fort Worth-based Harvest Returns' investment platform.

The company, co-founded by a fourth-generation farmer and a robotics expert, plans to deploy 'swarms' of the tractors as a service to farmers in the U.S. Midwest and Canadian Prairies to address chronic labor scarcity and other "pain points" of traditional tractor systems.
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Fueled by a $132M Series B Raise, Indian Automation Startup Expands to North America with Frisco Offices

by | Feb 16, 2022
Addverb produces around 10,000 robots a year at its Noida, India, manufacturing facility. Now Addverb's CEO has a mission for his robots: to help address pandemic supply chain disruptions in the U.S.
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Walmart Is Building Two Dallas-Area Facilities That Are So High Tech, 400 New Jobs Will Require STEM Skills
by | Nov 9, 2021
A 1.5 million-square-foot automated fulfillment center is slated to open in Lancaster in 2023, followed by a 730,000 square-foot automated grocery distribution center in 2024. Both will deploy the latest in high-tech robotics and innovation.
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Toyota Motor North America Continues To Lead in R&D Patents Among Automakers
by | Feb 9, 2021
Toyota added 2,819 patents to its collection in 2020—up four percent from the previous year. The Plano-headquartered company says it invests over $1 million in emerging technology globally every hour.
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Now Open: The Bosai-Tech Open Innovation Challenge Is Looking For Startups in Emerging Tech
by | Nov 24, 2020
Applications are open until Dec. 16 for the contest, which involves four leading Japanese firms on the search for foreign enterprises in IT, IoT, AI, fintech, sensors, satellites, healthcare, drones, and robotics.
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Robotics Education and Competition Foundation Receives $750K from Texas Workforce Commission

by | Sep 16, 2020
The grant will be used to give thousands of Texas students access to robotics and STEM learning resources.
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Plug-and-Play Power: Fort Worth Tech Manufacturer Expands Production of Smart Electric Motors for e-Mobility
by | Jul 28, 2020
The technological advancement of these motors has "as big of an impact on minimizing global energy consumption as any major battery breakthrough could have," says Linear Labs' VP of Technology.

Four M200 motors in a four-wheeled vehicle "can provide more peak torque than a 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S engine."
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Xenex and AT&T iot connectivity hospital tech robotics
AT&T IoT Technology Powers Germ-Zapping Robots
by | Apr 7, 2020
The robots use UV light to help destroy viruses and other deadly pathogens to help hospitals stop the spread of disease.
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Triune Centre automated parking
New Fort Worth Office Building Will Feature First Fully Automated Parking Garage
by | Mar 31, 2020
Developers say Triune Centre's robotic vehicle handling system will be the first for an office building in the nation. The garage will work via the property's proprietary app.
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