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Google Invests in Chinese AI Company
Google supports Mobvoi's voice-control software and hardware; combining machine sensing and learning seen as key to useful robots. (October 22, 2015)

Skanska UK Aims to Build Next-Gen Construction Robots
A research consortium including Skanska UK and ABB Robotics won a grant to develop robots for on-site and off-site construction. (October 22, 2015)

RoboBusiness Europe Is Reborn in Denmark
Danish and U.S. partners create RoboBusiness Europe to make annual robotics conference even more relevant and useful for regional and global industry leaders. (October 22, 2015)

Cyberworks Gets Bought, Wins Canadian Guidance Grant
Great Rock Development has acquired fellow Canadian robotics company Cyberworks, which helped develop the first autonomously navigating systems. (October 21, 2015)

South Korea Spends $14.8M to Replace Chinese Robotics Components
Samsung Electronics and South Korea's Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy are planning a three-year effort to keep the country competitive with Chinese manufacturers. (October 20, 2015)

Soft Robots Get a Grip on Fruit Picking
The growing sophistication of gripping technology has led to heightened competition for the potentially lucrative markets for agricultural and warehouse automation. (October 19, 2015)

ABB Consolidates in Canada, Invests in IoT
ABB is spending $70 million over the next decade to centralize its energy and automation functions in Quebec. (October 19, 2015)

CES 2016: Consumer Robotics to Expand Yet Again
Robots in the Desert: Consumer Electronics Show 2016. Registration Opens Monday, October 19th (October 18, 2015)

Rethink Reaches Out to Latin America
As the global market for industrial automation grows, Rethink Robotics starts selling collaborative robots in Latin America. (October 17, 2015)

In Their Own Words: 10 Women Talk About the Future of Robotics
Ten prominent women in robotics describe their research and development in areas including human-machine interaction, materials handling, and nanomedicine. (October 15, 2015)

UPS Helps Raise $22M for CyPhy Works Drones
CyPhy Works has received investor support to commercialize its tethered PARC drones, but untethered UAV deliveries could also be in the works. (October 15, 2015)

Schunk EGL: Intelligent Gripping Module
Schunk offers mechatronic gripper for industrial applications. (October 14, 2015)

Yaskawa, Midea Join Forces for Robot Ventures
Japanese and Chinese companies cooperate to capture a share of the growing industrial automation and service robotics markets. (October 14, 2015)

Autodesk Acquisition Leads Additive Manufacturing Growth
Autodesk and Proto Lab expand their 3D printing capabilities, but MakerBot layoffs show slow household adoption. (October 12, 2015)

Why Are Horizon 2020 Grants So Tough to Get?
“It seems our scientists are increasingly employed to write these proposals and spend less time doing research.” (October 11, 2015)

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