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56 SMT007 MAGAZINE I JULY 2020 DOT Autonomous Farming Platform Has Arrived in Ontario E Haggerty Creek is the first DOT unit operator in Ontario and arrived in Bothwell on May 13, 2020. It has already taken to the fields of Cha- tham-Kent to be used in commercial fertilizer applications. Robotics Reaps Rewards at ICRA: NVIDIA's Dieter Fox Named RAS Pioneer E Thousands of researchers from around the globe gathered—virtually—a few weeks ago for the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. As a flagship conference on all things robotics, ICRA has become a renowned forum since its inception in 1984. PTC Extends Alliances with Rockwell Automation and Microsoft E PTC and Rockwell Automation Inc. announced Factory Insights as a Service, a turnkey cloud solution that enables manufacturers to achieve unprecedented impact, speed, and scale with their digital transformation initiatives. The new offering, unveiled during PTC's Global Part- ner Summit event at the LiveWorx® 2020 dig- ital transformation event, marks a significant advancement to the collaboration among Rock- well Automation, Microsoft, and PTC. Osaka Matsui Management: Amazon Desire to Acquire Self-Driving Car Could Save Billions E Analysts at Osaka-based financial services com- pany, Osaka Matsui Management, have advised that Inc.'s advanced talks to buy self-driving-car start-up Zoox Inc. has them spec- ulating the acquisition could save the e-com- merce juggernaut tens of billions a year and bring auto, parcel, and ride-hailing firms to their knees. Deep Learning Robotics Granted New Patent for Robotic Learning E Deep Learning Robotics Ltd., a leading tech- nology company focused on robotics and auto- mation solutions, announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office granted the company a new patent: No. US10,571,896. SkyWater Chosen for Volume U.S. Manufacturing of COVID-19 Detection Microchip E SkyWater Technology announced it was cho- sen by investment firm Asymmetric Return Capital (ARC) and Linear ASICs, a fabless analog and mixed-signal semiconductor com- pany, to volume manufacture a microchip with temperature sensing capabilities used in a low-cost, smartphone-enabled wireless patch that assists in the remote detection of COVID-19. Foresight to Enable Mass Screening of COVID-19 Symptoms Using Thermal Cameras, Artificial Intelligence Expertise E Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd., an innovator in automotive vision, announced that it has started developing a mass screen- ing solution for the detection of COVID-19 symptoms based on visible-light and thermal cameras. In addition, the company has sub- mitted a patent application to the U.S. Pat- ent and Trademark Office for a system and method for the detection of people infected with the coronavirus. Cerence Launches ARK Assistant: A Turnkey Automotive Voice Assistant E Cerence Inc. introduced Cerence ARK Assis- tant, a new turnkey automotive voice assistant in U.S. English.

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