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News & Analysis
BirdBrain Turns to Kickstarter for Robotics STEM Kit
Intuitive Surgical Revenue Drops 24% in Q1 2014
First Drone Test Site Ready

Yaskawa Motoman Expands Medical Robot Offerings
The new MH3BM is built to cash in on a multi-billion dollar biomedical automation market (May 13, 2013)

Hyundai Heavy Develops Mini Welding Robot
South Korea's largest industrial robot manufacturer and world-leading shipbuilder has developed a new robotic assistant. (May 13, 2013)

Intuitive Announces Defect in Surgical Instrument
Under scrutiny by the FDA, the da Vinci surgical robot maker reveals its "cracks" (May 13, 2013)

KUKA and Nolek Partner on Leak Detection Solution
KUKA robots now sold as official SniffIT operators. (May 13, 2013)

In-Depth Analysis
Exoskeletons: The Rise of the Wearable Robot Industry
Twenty-seven pounds of freedom, improved health…and a new industry to be worth $292M annually (May 12, 2013)

First Contact: A Primer on Robots, the Law and Humans
Here at first contact is a good place to wonder about the future implications, while we still have time to remember how it was before robots arrived (May 10, 2013)

Nurse-friendly Robots More Effective at Delivering Care
More than half of healthcare providers prefer a robotic helper rather than a human. (May 10, 2013)

Hogan Departs ABB. Is the Acquisition Binge Over?
Seeks smooth transition with as little disruption as possible to the positive momentum at ABB (May 10, 2013)

Universal Robots Reaches Across North America
Universal Robot's lightweight robot arms are quickly becoming sought after solutions by companies that previously viewed automation as too costly and complex, but now see the robot as a game changer. (May 09, 2013)

Hyundai Heavy Develops Mini Welding Robot for Shipbuilding
Compact design of the welding machine, measuring 50 cm by 50 cm by 15cm when retracted its welding arm, can operate in confined areas inaccessible to human welders. (May 07, 2013)

Ditch the Controller: The Future of Human-Machine Interaction
Bryan Brown explores the boundaries of fusing remote sensing technology with everyday devices. (May 04, 2013)

Robots, the Workplace and the Law
Robotics technology is destined to become as ubiquitous as computer technology is today. (May 03, 2013)

Google Car: Data Hog at Speeds Topping 2700GB per Hour
Google dropped an interesting snippet of information. In order to intelligently make decisions, its self-driving cars gather some 750MB of sensor data every second. (May 03, 2013)

In-Depth Analysis
The Technology that Could Save Robotic Surgery Millions
A formal verification technique being developed by researchers could ensure robotic surgical systems are free of software bugs. (May 03, 2013)

Big Bots Meet Big Ag: Who Will Fill the Void in Agribotics?
How close are we to autonomous farming? Jim Nash takes a look at the companies ahead of the curve. (May 03, 2013)