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News & Analysis
2015 RBR50 Nominations Now Open
Philae Robot Space Probe Makes Historic Comet Landing
Why Intel is Betting on Drones

RBR Insights
Touch of Genius: Modbot’s Standardized Parts
The elegant thinking behind such a simple idea, engineering that could well revolutionize the building of robots. (January 24, 2015)

In-Depth Analysis
CES 2015: Strategy for Making Lots of Money in Robotics
Merging inflection points and critical mass combine for major play at consumer sales (January 11, 2015)

Analyst Outlook
Future Supply Chains: Faster, Smaller, Cheaper, Local
Today’s complex global supply chains are poised to be dismantled. (December 26, 2014)

Analyst Outlook
Global AUV Industry Slated to Grow 36% in Commercial Sector
The highest growth rate will be experienced by Africa and South America because of activity in deep-water oil and gas drilling. (December 25, 2014)

Analyst Outlook
Ready, Set, Invest! Robotics in 2015
Is the investment scene in 2015 ready for a big year in robotics? (December 25, 2014)

In-Depth Analysis
The Siri Effect on Robotics
It’s a profound moment for humanity, a real shake-up in the common ways in which we live, work and interact with families, friends, colleagues and neighbors. (December 20, 2014)

Apple Rejects Foxbots as Too Clumsy…by a Hair
Terry Gou’s robot army of Smartphone assemblers just got orders to retreat back to the R&D lab for refinements. (December 13, 2014)

Analyst Outlook
Why Jobs Are Lost to Robots: IT in a New Form Factor
The inescapable fact that humans have been grappling with for decades: feeling marginalized by the very machines that we create. (December 07, 2014)

In-Depth Analysis
Exoskeleton Revolution: From Rigid to Soft to Ultra Soft
2014 was a breakout year for exoskeletons. The field is now crowded and very active with competing brands. (November 19, 2014)

In-Depth Analysis
The Ultimate Guide to Agricultural Robotics
27 of the many agricultural robotics companies attempting to provide solutions for farming problems. (November 17, 2014)

In-Depth Analysis
Can China’s Homegrown Robots Supplant Foreign Brands?
The robot gold rush for foreign robot brands may well be coming to an end. (November 13, 2014)

Why Intel is Betting on Drones
Intel invests in PrecisionHawk, a data delivery company that uses a small drone and cloud-based software to gather data. (November 07, 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)

In-Depth Analysis
Patent Eligibility of Software in the Wake of the Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Decision
The Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank decision does not spell doom and gloom for robotic inventions. Robotics companies seeking patents on software-related innovations should focus on system claims directed to the combination of software and hardware elements. (August 14, 2014)

In-Depth Analysis
How Robots Can Help Clean up Space Junk
To continue the use of Earth’s orbit in the long term, the growing amount of space junk needs to be cleaned up. Here's how robots can help. (August 08, 2014)


Special Focus: Robots and the Law

Special Focus: 3D Printing
3D Printing

The new reality of customizable, one-off production:
Additive Manufacturing (AM). Where it’s going, why and what’s
driving its emergence.


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