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News & Analysis
Federal Robotics Commission: Ryan Calo Calls for Regulation
Robo-Stox Launches in Europe on London Stock Exchange
Seegrid Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

In-Depth Analysis
$6M Project to Standardize Robots in Senior Care Settings
The funding is part of a significant European Commission investment in social care robotics that goes beyond engineering to explore legal, ethical, and social issues surrounding human-robot interaction in social care environments. (July 26, 2012)

In-Depth Analysis
Floating Robots Deliver Critical Water Flow Data
The Floating Sensor Project, as it's called, is hoping to replace traditional fixed water sensors to track water movement or water-borne pollutants. Since the sensors are mobile, they can also be easily deployed to monitor an emergency situation, such as an oil spill. (July 26, 2012)

DARPA, Energid And ATK To Initiate Satellite Recycling Program
DARPA, Energid And ATK To Initiate Satellite Recycling Program (July 26, 2012)

Robai’s 7-axis Cyton Gamma Arm
The arm connects through USB to any standard computer (running Windows, Linux, or OSX) and can be set up in minutes. (July 26, 2012)

UK Robot Sales Lag Outside The Automotive Sector
The UK's PPMA group reports that while sales of automotive robots are booming in that region, a reluctance to integrate robotics in other sectors is causing the UK to trail other countries in the progression of highly automated manufacturing procedures (July 24, 2012)

iRobot And InTouch Health Roll Out New Remote Physician
iRobot and its telemedicine partner InTouch Health are launching their first health robot, which combines telemedicine technology from InTouch Health with autonomous navigation and mobility developed for the iRobot Ava mobile robotics platform (July 24, 2012)

$3M Invested In ModRobotics And Colorado’s Tech Future
Venture capitalist Brad Feld continues to advance the evolution of Colorado’s tech ecosystem with his most recent investment in Modular Robotics. (July 23, 2012)

3D Systems Acquires Viztu Technologies
3D Systems Acquires Viztu Technologies (July 23, 2012)

Robotic Milkers on Ohio Farm
This robotic milking system represents a major investment for this family, but they believe it will pay off in labor saved and family comfort. (July 20, 2012)

In-Depth Analysis
iRobot’s Economical Seaglider for Budget-friendly Research
iRobot Corp.’s enhanced underwater endurance vehicle designed to provide scientists with greater levels of data in a more economic model. (July 20, 2012)

In-Depth Analysis
Culinary Robotics: Kitchen-ready Buddies to Take Home
In the most futuristic vision, you won’t even have a kitchen—you’ll share a central one with fellow apartment dwellers, and experience it virtually, Matrix-like, through a helmet-like headset that will allow you to choose meals, ingredients, and cooking techniques, and have the meal cooked and delivered to your apartment. (July 20, 2012)

U.S. Medical Robotics Market to Reach $1.53B by 2018
Robotics technology has evolved from providing limited medical care to offering a broad range of functions including patient rehabilitation and surgical procedures with more efficacy and competence. (July 20, 2012)

KUKA Robotics and Optima Automation Team Up at Paper Mill
"The robot is now functioning 100% of the time so we can claim the whole project to be a success. It is critically important for us to maximize our machine uptimes and KUKA’s solution is fully delivering on its promise. (July 19, 2012)

Prioria Robotics Bets On Florida’s Future With Drones
The UAV maker invests $2M, creates 31 new positions in Gainesville (July 17, 2012)

U.S. Navy Orders $7.7M in iRobot Upgrades
The order signals over $25 million collected from the U.S. military by iRobot over the last few months. (July 17, 2012)

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