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News from Cruise and new robots from Amazon and Robust.ai

News from Cruise and new robots from Amazon and Robust.ai
By Andra Keay • Issue #69 • View online
 
I have some good news, and some bad news. Let’s start with the bad:
Close to 400 car crashes in the past 10 months in the US involved driver-assist systems, about 70% of them involving Teslas. (Although not clear whether this is higher than average or not, given how many more vehicles with advanced driver assist are Teslas than others.) * via Exponential View
On the other hand:
Congratulations to Cruise who have worked long and hard to be the very first commercial robotaxi operator in the USA. On June 22 Cruise received a license to operate a commercial driverless ride hail service!
Next newsletter I’ll be doing the half year summary of robotics funding. Meanwhile, here’s a recap of the Cascadia Robotics Investment Summit in Pittsburgh and here’s some great robotics news articles.

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News
Robust.AI Unveils Software Suite Grace™ & Hardware Product Carter™ | Business Wire
An Autonomous Ship Used AI to Cross the Atlantic Without a Human Crew
Apptronik Gets $14.6M to Build Scalable, All-Purpose Humanoid Robot | Built In Austin
Melonee Wise Joins the TAILOS Board of Directors
Seeing the robots at ICRA 2022 through the eyes of a robot – Silicon Valley Robotics
ICRA 2022: Using Telepresence for Conferences and Virtual Events - OhmniLabs
10 years of Amazon robotics: how robots help sort packages, move product, and improve safety
Amazon debuts a fully autonomous warehouse robot – TechCrunch
Former Amazon Robotics VP Brad Porter goes Collaborative – TechCrunch
Amazon starting drone deliveries in California town later this year – TechCrunch
Time for a Reset on How We Talk About “Driver-Assist” Technology and “Autonomous Vehicles”
Autonomous vehicle makers are distancing themselves from Tesla FSD
Startups at Automate 2022: Labrador, Seismic and the Cowen Startup Challenge – Silicon Valley Robotics
Grand Challenge | MBZIRC
Bonus material!
TNW's SHIFT reporters share their favorite mobility stories in 2021
Calling All Robots | ASTM Standardization News
AI-Guided Robots Are Ready to Sort Your Recyclables - IEEE Spectrum
Robot sales surge in Europe, Asia and the Americas - International Federation of Robotics
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