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NASA Awards $2.6M to MDA
In exchange, MDA will provide robotic support on the International Space Station. (January 24, 2013)

$1.02B Boost to “Eight Great Technologies” Investment in the UK
The money will go to supporting various projects, including research into robotics and autonomous systems, regenerative medicine, energy, and more. (January 24, 2013)

The UK Invests £1M in R&D Projects
The funding hopes to accelerate development of robotics and autonomous systems technology. (January 24, 2013)

Barron’s Weighs In on Robot Shares: 2013-2016
Pushing robot sales from $12B to over $20B by 2016 will come from smaller, less expensive service robots. (January 20, 2013)

Georgia Tech Center Probes Robotic Frontiers
Automating the art of neuroscience and the accuracy of human vision, scientists at Georgia Tech are readying robotic research for commercial transfer (January 18, 2013)

Extreme Robots from Howe & Howe Technologies
Customers run the tough-job gamut from emergency response to the U.S. military to Hollywood’s newest Mad Max remake “Fury Road”. (January 18, 2013)

ABB Brings SVIA Vision System to NA Markets
With PickVision robots actually see the parts they are handling, allowing them to easily adjust to a wide variety of parts. (January 16, 2013)

Industrial Perception, Inc. Debuts Next-Level Robotics for the Supply Chain
Industrial Perception, Inc. to demonstrate next-level vision guided technology in bin picking, truck unloading and parts feeding at Automate. (January 14, 2013)

RIA Chief Slams “60 Minutes’” Robots Report
Association for Advancing Automation is disappointed in how 60 Minutes portrayed the industry in Sunday night’s “March of the Machines” segment. (January 14, 2013)

Persimmon Technologies Closes Series B Funding with $5.8M
Persimmon Technologies Corporation, a provider of vacuum robotics and Hybrid-Field Motor Technology for the semiconductor, LED, FPD and solar equipment markets, announced that it has closed a $5.8 million Series B funding round. (January 14, 2013)

Outlook for Next-Gen, New-Gen Industrial Co-Worker Robotics
Download this report for an in-depth look at the cultural trends, companies and technologies contributing to the co-worker robot revolution (January 14, 2013)

Frito-Lay and Wynright Put Robots on the Docks
While much of the warehouse has benefitted from automation, the loading dock is still primarily a manual operation. (January 12, 2013)

3D Systems Set to Acquire Geomagic
3D Systems Set to Acquire Geomagic (January 09, 2013)

Mining Giant Anglo-American Inks Deal with Carnegie Mellon
“Working with top robotics experts is essential to our technology and innovation programs,” said Anglo-American's Donovan Waller. (January 09, 2013)

Urgent Automation: Robots Needed Now More Than Ever
Robotic applications are increasing in number and expanding across applications, including picking and placing, and case packing. (January 09, 2013)

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