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News & Analysis
Six Values Re-writing Laws of Healthcare Robotics
RVT Capitalizing on Robotic Vision Systems
U.S. Navy Testing Lockheed Martin Fortis Exoskeletons

In-Depth Analysis
Deadly Aftermath: Robots Clearing Land Mines
Several companies are building robots for use by the military in former conflict zones around the world. (June 02, 2012)

Ekso Bionics Poised To Go Public?
Ekso Bionics' Ekso suits are performing in U.S. rehabilitation centers across the country. They have begun shipping to Europe, and CEO Eythor Bender is focused on the consumer market next. (June 01, 2012)

Adept’s Robot Tandem Co-stars in New Packing Role
Stationary and mobile: paired robot-to-robot interaction on display at AUTOMATICA 2012 (June 01, 2012)

Family Focus Purchases PCS Robotics Software For Chicago Youth
PCS Edventures!.com, Inc., a prominent distributor of K-16 programs focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), announced that Family Focus Inc., a Chicago-based not-for-profit, has purchased $48,568 worth of PCS Robotics programs. (May 31, 2012)

See You In 2014
An overview of AUTOMATICA 2012 from the event's organizers, information on 2013's "India Automation Technology Fair" (IATF) and what to expect at AUTOMATICA 2014 (May 31, 2012)

iRobot Receives U.S. Army Orders Totaling $6 Million
iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT has received two orders from the U.S. Army’s Robotic Systems Joint Program Office (RSJPO) totaling $6 million for the delivery of spares for iRobot 510 PackBot robots, including operator control units, manipulator arms and radios. (May 31, 2012)

Diffbot Earns $2M Endorsement From Web Leaders
Diffbot, based in Palo Alto, CA is a young company and a promising new form of visual learning robot technology targeted at Web developers. With a fresh, $2 million injection of capital, Diffbot is poised to revolutionize the way we use the Web, from online publishing to medical training. (May 31, 2012)

In-Depth Analysis
Trillions in Treasure Await Asteroid Miners
Rather than exploiting scarcity on earth, Planetary Resources plan to exploit the new opportunities that an economics of abundance could create. (May 30, 2012)

37% Increase In Robot Sales Worldwide Announced At AUTOMATICA
According to IFR Vice President Arturo Baroncelli, 165,000 industrial robots were sold worldwide in 2011. That is a 37% increase over 2010 sales. As robotic automation continues to increase efficiency and drive down production costs, IFR forecasts a more reduced growth rate that will reach another record high in 2012. (May 30, 2012)

Robocoaster And Universal Robots Joint Winners Of The 8th IERA Award At AUTOMATICA
The 8th annual Invention and Entrepreneurship Award in Robotics and Automation (IERA) was presented to Gino De-Gol, Robocoaster Ltd. and Esben H. Østergaard, Universal Robots during the IERA Networking Dinner at the AUTOMATICA on Tuesday in Munich. (May 30, 2012)

Universal Robotics’ Neocortex 3.0 Learns Like People Do
Currently, Neocortex enables a new level of automation in logistics. By enabling a robot, or any actuated machine, to react and adapt to its surroundings, it can perform tasks that are costly, dangerous or difficult for humans to undertake. (May 30, 2012)

Health Robotics Upgrades Its Worldwide Network In Saudi Arabia With Hospital Automation Technology
Health Robotics replaces former supplier Arabian Health Care Supply company with Hospital Automation Technology (May 29, 2012)

Bluefin AUVs Now Compatible With SeeByte Software
SeeByte's SeeTrack military software is not compatible with Bluefin AUV's so that users can take advantage of both software platform's features. (May 29, 2012)

American Packaging Corporation Puts Seegrid Robots To Work
APC chose to automate the transportation process with Seegrid robotic industrial trucks rather than Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) once it was determined that the labor costs associated with traditional forklift operations were not optimal and AGVs would be more difficult to integrate. (May 29, 2012)

In-Depth Analysis
Safe Harbor as Robot Fish Patrols for Polluters and Security Threats
The new applications include security and defense missions, from port security through potentially protecting ships against terrorists,cargo pirates, underwater and water-borne threats. (May 28, 2012)


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