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Seegrid, Topper Industrial Partner on Materials Handling Solutions
Seegrid Corporation has partnered with Topper Industrial, a manufacturer specializing in industrial carts, industrial containers and lift systems, and other material handling equipment, to provide vision guided vehicles and cart-based materials handling solutions. (June 18, 2015)

Alibaba, Foxconn Up the Ante on SoftBank’s Pepper Robot
Alibaba and Foxconn spend a total $236 million on SoftBank shares as the empathetic Pepper robot is readied for release. (June 18, 2015)

Building Infrastructure for the Industrial Internet
In the U.S. alone the Industrial Internet could boost average incomes by 25 to 40 percent. (June 17, 2015)

NASA Centennial Challenges Push Robotics
NASA promotes robotics for space exploration, but are the rewards and potential uses sufficient? (June 17, 2015)

Fetch Robotics Gets $20M to Meet Warehouse Demand
Investors display confidence in warehouse automation by supporting Fetch Robotics, which makes the Fetch and Freight co-robots for order fulfillment. (June 16, 2015)

Adept Technology Sells $8M in Shares, Gets Distributors
Adept Technology raised money for working capital and announced distributors for its industrial robots. (June 16, 2015)

RoboLaw Expert Tries to Educate European Legislators
As the European Parliament considers funding and regulation around robotics, one researcher studies liability. (June 15, 2015)

The Singular Mr. Kurzweil Center Stage at RoboBusiness
Expect as much from Ray at RoboBusiness. It’s bound to be seriously unforgettable. (June 13, 2015)

Mabu the Healthcare Robot Scores $1.5M
Cory Kidd has been on one heck of a journey getting his Catalia Health a decent chunk of VC money. (June 12, 2015)

Kawasaki Aims to Quadruple Robot Output in China
Fearing technology leaks, Japanese robot manufacturers typically limit their involvement in China to just producing and selling the robots. (June 12, 2015)

Is Japan Price Gouging China on Robot Parts?
Japan's response to China’s price gouging claim: Larger orders, better prices. (June 11, 2015)

EC Slashes Horizon 2020 Budget for Robotics Research
Despite opposition from scientists, the European Commission cut funding for robotics research by $27 million. Some fear that it will harm global competitiveness. (June 11, 2015)

IBM Watson’s Rob High to Kick Off RoboBusiness 2015
IBM Watson's Rob High launches the 2015 version of RoboBusiness (now in its 11th year, September 23-25). (June 11, 2015)

Ocado Designs SecondHands To Be the Equal of Humans
The U.K.-based 'Amazon of food' ambitions include co-robots that can aid humans and then apply lessons independently. (June 11, 2015)

The Essential Interview: Esben Østergaard of Universal Robots
Eben Ostergaard, co-founder of Universal Robots, describes how his experiences as a researcher in different countries help him lead his company. (June 10, 2015)


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