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Aws, massrobotics announce robotics accelerator

MassRobotics has announced the new Amazon Web Services (AWS) Robotics Startup Accelerator. The accelerator will address the biggest challenges in the automation, robotics and industrial internet-of-things (IIoT) industries. The program application period is open from November 29, 2021 through January 16, 2022.

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Motional open-sources vr environments for autonomous vehicle research

Motional today open-sourced its nuReality set of virtual reality (VR) environments. The custom environments are designed to study interactions between autonomous vehicles and pedestrians. There are 10 VR scenarios modeled after an urban 4-way intersection. In November 2020, Motional received the go-ahead from the state of Nevada to test fullyDriverless vehicles on public roads.

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Aws wants to fix robotics’ interoperability problem

AWS released a preview of its robotic fleet management system AWS IoT RoboRunner. The goal is to make it easier for companies to deploy robots, no matter the vendor. The system builds on the same technology used in Amazon’s fulfillment centers. Earlier today, AWS partnered with MassRobotics on a robotics startup accelerator.

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