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News & Analysis
Philae Robot Space Probe Makes Historic Comet Landing
Why Intel is Betting on Drones
CMU Names Martial Hebert Director of Robotics Institute

Transbotics Corp. Shows the Way to Recovery for Robotics’ SMBs
A small, Charlotte, NC-based robotics company, Transbotics Corporation, which has endured the worst, is now on the slow but steady incline back to prosperity. (September 07, 2012)

DTI And Scape Technologies Perfect Bin-Picking Robots For Mainstream Manufacturing
Scape Technologies has developed an advanced bin-picking system that combines 3D vision, gripping options and robot control in a cohesive software solution. (September 06, 2012)

Australia To Spend $3B On A Fleet Of Northrop Grumman Tritons?
In the face of increasing marine threats, the country will seal a major deal with one lucky manufacturer for its patrol UAVs (September 06, 2012)

In-Depth Analysis
Robot Roustabouts on Deep-sea Drilling Rigs
We just need to go out and get the right technologies and put them together. Those technologies include robotic arms with semi-autonomous robotic control software developed for NASA deep-space and planetary missions. (September 05, 2012)

Forbes Takes a Close Look at the Future of Robotics
We at Robotics Business Review will bring you our usual play-by-play on the 8-part look at robotics, plus industry reaction to the series as well as analysis from our staff and that of our contributing editorial experts. (September 02, 2012)

In-Depth Analysis
From Robot Design to Robot…in Hours!
With $10 million in National Science Foundation (NSF) funding, the researchers are joining forces to make building your own robot almost as easy as printing a grant request. (August 31, 2012)

Checking Your Gucci Bag with a Robot
A recently-opened New York City hotel—Yotel, 42nd Street and Tenth Avenue—has a robot that takes care of the guests' luggage. (August 31, 2012)

Liquid Robotics Cruises into $40B Ocean Data Business
"I think the first thing that every investor needs to understand is that about $10 trillion a year of our global economy, in one way or another, depends on the oceans." (August 31, 2012)

Federal Robotics Initiative Gives $1M To Make Mind-Controlled Exoskeletons
Multidisciplinary team hopes to develop and validate a noninvasive brain-machine interface (BMI) to a robotic orthotic device that is expected to innovate upper-limb rehabilitation. (August 29, 2012)

New Danish Robot Revolutionizes Manufacturing
Universal Robots' lightweight robotic arms are now making their US debut at this year's International Manufacturing Trade Show (IMTS) in Chicago (August 28, 2012)

iRobot Continues To Innovate With Inflatable Robot Arm For The Military
The versatile company is expanding its military robot fleet to include an ingeniously designed, lightweight arm developed via the DARPA-funded M3 (Maximum Mobility and Manipulation) program. The robot is referred to as an Advanced Inflatable Robot (AIR). It is inflated and deflated with an on-board pump, and is able to move its joints without embedded motors or an internal skeleton. (August 27, 2012)

Physician’s Touch in Robotic Glove for Self-Exams
Everyone knows that frequent physical exams and early detection of disease are two of the best ways to remain healthy. Everyone also knows that it’s easier said than done. Until now. (August 24, 2012)

Humanoid Robot Learns to Speak Via Conversation
It has long been realized that there is in practice a great deal of variation in spontaneous speech. This work shows the potential of human-interaction systems to be used in studies of language acquisition. (August 24, 2012)

New Robot Scales Towering Vats Testing for Damage
They have patents pending surrounding climbing robots and the adhesion mechanisms for them that they have developed either in-house or at the University of Canterbury. (August 24, 2012)

In-Depth Analysis
The Doctor Inside You: Diagnostic Micro-bots
The technology also creates the possibility that people may have tiny diagnostic robots operating inside their bodies on a routine basis, operating unnoticeably until a disease is detected. (August 24, 2012)


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