Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a stretchable strain sensor that has a combination of sensitivity and range, allowing it to detect even minor changes in strain with greater range of motion than previous technologies. The researchers demonstrated the sensor’s utility by creating new health monitoring and human-machine interface devices.
Teledyne FLIR Defense, part of Teledyne Technologies, has teamed with MFE Inspection Solutions to integrate the FLIR MUVE C360 multi-gas detector on Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot and commercial unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The integrated solutions will enable remote monitoring of chemical threats in industrial and public safety applications.
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Beyond Imagination and GelSight pair tactile sensing with telepresence robotics
AI and robotics platform Beyond Imagination and GelSight, provider of tactile intelligence technology, have initiated a pilot to study the feasibility of using Beyond Imagination’s humanoid robotic technology to remotely operate GelSight’s tactile sensors.
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Ouster and Serve Robotics to expand autonomous delivery fleets
Ouster, provider of digital lidar sensors, has signed a strategic customer agreement with autonomous sidewalk delivery company Serve Robotics. The agreement includes the delivery of OS digital lidar sensors through 2023, along with forecast for additional sensors through 2025 as Serve Robotics scales its delivery fleets across U.S. cities and beyond.
Teledyne Technologies Incorporated will acquire FLIR Systems in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $8.0 billion. Both companies are producing sensor technologies which are used in robots and autonomous vehicles.