SIERA.AI, a provider of forklift monitoring systems, raised $6.8 million in seed funding. The company was founded in 2017 with a grant from the United States National Science Foundation. Each year companies spend over $30 billion on forklift accidents, which result in almost 100 deaths and 36,000 serious accidents.
TDK RoboKit1 will be available in mid-Q1 2022. The board will consist of a 6-axis IMU, capacitive barometric pressure sensor, digital I²S microphone (x4), temperature sensor, and embedded motor controller. TDK also introduced two ultra-low, power integrated ultrasonic Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensors.
RE2 Robotics won an RBR50 Robotics Innovation Award for its O-AMPP robotic system. The robotic system can autonomously deliver and install solar modules. The company was focused nearly 100% on defense work in 2016, but now the defense sector accounts for less than one third of its business.
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