PUDDLE HOPS: Purdue’s amazing patent record | New robotic arm | Visualization tech

Purdue earned 175 U.S. utility patents on one year

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN—Purdue University earned 175 U.S. utility patents in 2020, the most among all Big Ten universities. The Purdue Research Foundation is the home of the school’s Office of Technology Commercialization, which manages the licensing, patents and technology transfers for innovations created by university researchers.

New robotic arm for manufacturing

PITTSBURGH, PA—RE2 Robotics released its newest robotic arm for manufacturing, the RE2 Sapien 6M. The company says the newly designed robotic arm is different from others in that it is designed to work in harsh conditions and in mobile platforms.

Columbus most friendly to remote jobs

COLUMBUS, OH—When Telstra Ventures analyzed 37,000 jobs posted between April 1 and June 30, 2021, Columbus came out on top as being the friendliest to fully remote positions. It was followed by San Diego, Phoenix, St. Louis. and San Francisco.

Hoosier tech companies attract $400M

INDIANAPOLIS, IN—Hoosier tech companies have attracted more than $400 million in fresh investment in their operations, just halfway into the year. This TechPoint article looks at some of the most prominent gains by the city.

Visualization tech for trucking and logistics sector

GREEN BAY, WI—A trucking and logistics service provider plans to build an innovation center to study collaboration and visualization tech. Schneider’s 20,000 square-foot building will let employees leverage AI, machine learning and automation to drive forward new business processes.