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News & Analysis
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Conducting R&D with Government Funding
2015 RBR50 Nominations Now Open

Lely’s U.S. Robotic Milker Sales Solid Despite Drought
Many dairy farmers are moving forward with their robot milker installations despite difficult margins. (November 26, 2012)

The Original Cyborg: Kevin Warwick
Can we harness artificial intelligence and robotics to compensate or do better what humans cannot do because of the “limited intelligence” of the human brain? (November 26, 2012)

Robots as Products: Responsibility and Liability
In this presentation I want to consider a few of the most significant ways in which we might use jurisprudence in order to get a better understanding of robot ethics. (November 26, 2012)

Unilever Solves and Saves with Compact Robot Palletizer
The new palletizer deploys an industrial robot that picks up packs in random sequence from any of three production lines and accurately places each pack on the appropriate pallet. (November 20, 2012)

Thought-controlled Robot Heralds Avatar Future
The system also utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) so that it not only understands the user's intentions, but also infers the particulars of the task at hand. (November 20, 2012)

Dueling Surgical Robots: da Vinci vs. SPRINT
New surgical robot developed as part of the $10 million (EUR 8.1 million), European Commission funded Araknes project. (November 20, 2012)

Consumer Robot Sales to Surpass $15B by 2015
The mechanical march of robots into consumers' lives is slowly picking up pace. Something on the new horizon, could jump-start a nascent market. (November 20, 2012)

Case Study: Ethical/Legal Issues in Human Machine Mergers
Real-life case study where human machine mergers bring up several legal and ethical issues, (November 20, 2012)

In-Depth Analysis
Agribot Technologies are Rapidly Advancing
If robotics companies prove that their equipment can provide extra reliability in the midst of agriculture's inherent uncertainty, then farmers' fear of new technology can be overcome. (November 19, 2012)

‘Lean’ Theme at RoboBusiness 2012 Touted by Industry Observers
A thread on lean methodology ran through the keynote expert panels. What's it telling us? (November 16, 2012)

Top 10: Best Jobs for Robots 2012
Look for the slow disappearance of simple, everyday jobs that our neighbors, friends and relatives perform daily towill enable the transformation of work. (November 16, 2012)

Never Too Early for Grass: Bosch Debuts Lawnmower for 2013
The ‘Logicut’ navigation system built into the mower uses a variety of sensors that helps it detect boundaries, areas that have already been cut and any obstacles that it comes up against. (November 15, 2012)

Lockheed Martin Acquires Chandler/May
The UAS developer to become part of Lockheed Martin's Mission Systems & Sensors business. (November 15, 2012)

That the Blind May See: Cyborg Eye Re-lights Life of Darkness
A prosthetic has given an Australian woman partial sight. It is the first time in the world that such a device has been implanted behind the retina. (November 15, 2012)

Clearpath Robotics Receives Federal Funds for Next Gen Navigational Brain
Clearpath Robotics and Miovision Technologies received over $300,000 in federal funding. (November 15, 2012)


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