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How ROS Revolutionized Robotics
We examine the history of the open source robot operating system, how it evolved, and what lies ahead with ROS 2.0.
(July 28, 2014)
The Autonomous World of Marine Robotics
Marine robotics is rapidly sailing toward its ultimate goal: full autonomy. An emerging generation of systems are being designed to operate independently and make on-the-spot decisions with no direct human control.
(July 17, 2014)
Design-Patent Protection: What to Do When the Face of Your Robot Becomes the “Face” of Your Company
When evaluating IP needs, companies sometimes underestimate the value of design patents. While not a substitute for utility patents or trademarks, design patents can serve as useful tools for protecting against counterfeit and competing products with similar appearances.
(July 01, 2014)
New Surgeon in the OR: Titan Medical’s SPORT
Is Titan's SPORT going to storm the robotic surgery market?
(June 13, 2014)
BirdBrain Hummingbird Duo Robot Kit Launching on Kickstarter
BirdBrain Technologies is launching the Hummingbird Duo robotics kit on Kickstarter in April 2014, creating a new educational tool that leverage robotics and sensing technologies.
(April 24, 2014)
Parker Hannifin Moves Forward with Indego Exoskeleton
Parker Hannifin is among a field of international companies competing in the exoskeleton market. We look at the latest developments of the Indego exoskeleton and challenges it will need to overcome.
(April 16, 2014)
Modular Robotics: A Scrappy Approach to Educational Robots
Modular Robotics offers hands-on robotic construction kits for kids. Learn how Modular grew from a PhD research project into the Boulder, Colo.-based company it is today.
(April 09, 2014)
Otherlab: Developing Low-Cost, Inflatable Robots
San Francisco, Calif.-based startup Otherlab is developing robots with textile-based, inflatable actuators that contract upon inflation into specially-designed shapes to effect motion. Since these robots are built out of lightweight fabric-and-air structural members and powered via pneumatics or hydraulics, they exhibit large strength-to-weight ratios.
(March 17, 2014)
Robo-Stox Hits $100M in Assets: Analyzing the ETF’s Future
The Robo-Stox ETF has surpassed $100 million in assets under management after debuting six months ago. We examine how bright the future is for Robo-Stox.
(March 11, 2014)
Google and iRobot “Breaking Good” for Robotics in 2014
Two stocks for possible greatness.
(February 14, 2014)
Is Perceptron’s Technology a Worthy Acquisition Target?
3D laser measurement system gets scrutiny amid M&A activity
(January 02, 2014)
Adept & iRobot Stamped as New Pioneers
In-depth look as to why these two robot manufacturers deserve considerable investor attention.
(September 18, 2013)
Is a Robotics “Babel” Headed toward Health Care for 2014?
Will interoperability issues affect the thousands of medical robots enteingr the health care delivery system?
(August 20, 2013)