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Harvest Automation HV-100
Harvest robots are helping customers solve the problems associated with the uncertainty of a workforce (availability, cost, overhead, etc.) Robots are deployed so that there is consistent and predictable quality and throughput at the beginning and end of each shift. (September 30, 2014)

Andrew Automated Pipetting Robot
Andrew has been designed to enhance the success of pipetting processes by delivering highly accurate results, using the same pipettors, processes and consumables that scientists are using today. It achieves the target by exploiting vision, position and force feedback, sophisticated positioning algorithms and pipetting principles knowledge, with the purpose of achieving the performances of the most skilled operators. (September 30, 2014)

Grabit Electroadhesion-based Grippers
Grabit grippers offer a flexible solution for handling of smart phones and tablets, printed circuit boards (PCBs), flexible circuit boards, fabrics and textiles, solar panels, glass sheets, composite pre-preg fiber sheets, and sheet metal. (September 30, 2014)

Rethink Robotics Baxter Research Robot
The Baxter Research Robot helps spark new ideas, boost student engagement, and provide a revolutionary continuity of learning, from K-12 through postgraduate education and beyond. (September 30, 2014)

NewBotic University Engineer Training
NewBotic helps develop new manufacturing process automation, industrial application, and robotic operations throughout the Northeast U.S. It identifies manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution companies looking to decrease costs and bottlenecks, and increase throughput and efficiency, by expanding, streamlining, or consolidating their facilities in an effort to help U.S. businesses compete against foreign firms. (September 30, 2014)

ShopBot Tools Handibot Smart Power Tool
The Handibo Smart Power Tool Developer Edition is a portable, hand-held robotic power tool meant for professional jobsites, home DIY projects, prototyping, classroom settings and more - any application that would benefit from a powerful digital fabrication tool. Ships with user friendly CAD/CAM software for your PC/tablet running Windows. (September 30, 2014)

iRobot Roomba 880 Vacuum Cleaning Robot
The new iRobot Roomba 800 Series with patent-pending AeroForce Performance Cleaning System is the ultimate high performance robot vacuum cleaner. The tangle-free extractors eliminate the maintenance hassle of hair clogs and jams. As a result, Roomba 800 Series delivers up to 50 percent better pick-up of dirt, debris and hair from floors than previous Roomba models. (September 30, 2014)

iRobot Scooba 450 Floor Scrubbing Robot
Based on industrial style cleaners, iRobot's Scooba 450 Floor Scrubbing Robot uses the Scooba Three-Cycle Cleaning Process that automatically sweeps and pre-soaks, scrubs, and squeegees hard floors in order to maintain constantly clean floors and wash away up to 99.3% of bacteria. (September 30, 2014)

Clearpath Robotics Kingfisher Unmanned Surface Vessel
The Kingfisher Unmanned Surface Vessel is a game changer, not only because of its unique patent-pending design and features, but also because of the new opportunities it presents to its users. Water Data Collection has never been as safe, cost effective, simple and accurate as it is with Kingfisher. (September 30, 2014)

Neya Systems UxAB Autonomy Module
The UxAB Autonomy Module from Neya Systems allows a systems integrator to add autonomy into their new or existing small and mid-sized ground vehicle platforms. UxAB has integrated fused GPS and IMU sensing for navigation, and comes with a variety of software configurations. (September 30, 2014)

Kairos Autonomi Pronto4 Uomo
Kairos Autonomi has a product line of Applique Kits that, when applied to unmodified ground vehicles, create optionally unmanned ground robotic systems (UGS). These UGS are capable of being controlled via tele-operation, semi-autonomous path following, or 3rd part applications. The latest addition to the Kairos Applique Kits is a fly away kit, called the Uomo, that is installable in 10 minutes. (September 30, 2014)

KUKA Falls First, Buys Swisslog for $335M. Who’s Next?
Fluke, aberration, or sign of the times is KUKA’s $335M purchase of mobile robotics maker Swisslog? (September 29, 2014)

Robotics Automating Construction and Building
Serious automation and robotics in construction technology continues popping up in pockets of excellence worldwide. (September 29, 2014)

RoboLaw: Inside the Guidelines on Regulating Robotics
We break down the findings of RoboLaw, a European Parliament project about how legislators can successfully integrate new robotic and human enhancement technologies into society. We discuss the message this project sends to venture capitalists and compare the regulatory environments in Europe and the United States. (September 25, 2014)

Boeing, Liquid Robotics Team Up on Maritime Drones
Boeing and Liquid Robotics, two RBR50 companies, have signed a multiyear agreement to collaborate on autonomous ocean robots that will handle a variety of surveillance jobs. Terms of the deal were undisclosed, but a Liquid exec says it could be worth hundreds of millions and lead to a future IPO. (September 24, 2014)


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