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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

In-Depth Analysis
Getting Your Robotic Venture off the Ground
Moving a robotics venture from the "good idea" stage to "in production" is a long and complex process. (October 21, 2012)

In-Depth Analysis
Top 40 VCs for your Robotics Pitch
More daunting is the fact that only forty VCs—barely 5 percent of the total—have taken a liking to things robotic, which makes the odds of getting a yes plummet even further. (October 21, 2012)

Robotic Surgery Market Report—2012
The global market for robotic surgeries is poised to achieve sizeable growth in the times to come, replacing the traditional methods of invasive surgery. (September 19, 2012)

In-Depth Analysis
Meet Baxter: Rethink Robotics’ Next-Gen Robot
The benefits of robotics and automation are coming to areas of manufacturing, logistics and materials handling where they never made sense before. (September 18, 2012)

In-Depth Analysis
Robots Expose the Hidden Costs of Offshoring in China
In the bargain, China’s coffers got flushed with cash. Unimaginable wealth that China will need all of to make the final great leap to their own global industries. (September 11, 2012)

In-Depth Analysis
Robot Roustabouts on Deep-sea Drilling Rigs
We just need to go out and get the right technologies and put them together. Those technologies include robotic arms with semi-autonomous robotic control software developed for NASA deep-space and planetary missions. (September 05, 2012)

In-Depth Analysis
From Robot Design to Robot…in Hours!
With $10 million in National Science Foundation (NSF) funding, the researchers are joining forces to make building your own robot almost as easy as printing a grant request. (August 31, 2012)

In-Depth Analysis
The Doctor Inside You: Diagnostic Micro-bots
The technology also creates the possibility that people may have tiny diagnostic robots operating inside their bodies on a routine basis, operating unnoticeably until a disease is detected. (August 24, 2012)

In-Depth Analysis
Robots Vulnerable to Hacking
There is no reason why the robotics community cannot immediately use security solutions that have been developed for defense and telecom networks. (August 20, 2012)

In-Depth Analysis
Markets, Clusters and Robotics in the Land of Prince
A relatively new robotics cluster is under development in Minnesota, in the Minneapolis metro area. (August 20, 2012)

In-Depth Analysis
Corning Teamwork: Robots, Gorilla Glass and the iPhone
Gorilla Glass, the diamond-tough, micro-thin window into every iPhone and iPad—as well as six hundred other electronic devices for thirty different companies—is made possible by a team of FANUC robots and humans at Corning’s sixty-year-old glassworks in the small town of Harrodsburg. KY. (August 14, 2012)

In-Depth Analysis
When Apple Comes Home, Thank a Robot
Rising wages and automation alone might make Apple move to India or Africa, but not re-shore itself stateside. The robot, however, holds the automation key. (August 11, 2012)

In-Depth Analysis
Shall We Blame the Robot?
Many legal and robotics experts hold the view that robots lack free will and therefore cannot be held morally accountable for their actions. But University of Washington psychologists are finding that ordinary people don't have such a clear-cut view of humanoid robots. (August 10, 2012)

In-Depth Analysis
Drones In Commercial Airspace To Drive A New Industrial Revolution
So far, about 40 states are expected to apply for the test site status that should attract thriving community of researchers, manufacturers, suppliers and educators to invest in their local economies. (August 03, 2012)

In-Depth Analysis
Collision-free Flying for UAVs in Crowded Skies
The new technology promises major advantages over radar-based UAV anti-collision systems that calculate distances using reflected radio signals. (July 31, 2012)

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