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News & Analysis
Montreal’s ÉTS Focuses on Real-World Robotics
RoboLaw: Inside the Guidelines on Regulating Robotics
Boeing, Liquid Robotics Team Up on Maritime Drones

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)

In-Depth Analysis
Drones Over Manhattan: Stalking Gotham 24x7
The pros and cons over invasion of privacy from domestic drone use are rampant and are now gaining intense scrutiny from both liberal and conservative organizations and the general public. (July 31, 2012)

In-Depth Analysis
$6M Project to Standardize Robots in Senior Care Settings
The funding is part of a significant European Commission investment in social care robotics that goes beyond engineering to explore legal, ethical, and social issues surrounding human-robot interaction in social care environments. (July 26, 2012)

In-Depth Analysis
Floating Robots Deliver Critical Water Flow Data
The Floating Sensor Project, as it's called, is hoping to replace traditional fixed water sensors to track water movement or water-borne pollutants. Since the sensors are mobile, they can also be easily deployed to monitor an emergency situation, such as an oil spill. (July 26, 2012)

In-Depth Analysis
iRobot’s Economical Seaglider for Budget-friendly Research
iRobot Corp.’s enhanced underwater endurance vehicle designed to provide scientists with greater levels of data in a more economic model. (July 20, 2012)

In-Depth Analysis
Culinary Robotics: Kitchen-ready Buddies to Take Home
In the most futuristic vision, you won’t even have a kitchen—you’ll share a central one with fellow apartment dwellers, and experience it virtually, Matrix-like, through a helmet-like headset that will allow you to choose meals, ingredients, and cooking techniques, and have the meal cooked and delivered to your apartment. (July 20, 2012)

In-Depth Analysis
U.S. Navy Explores Bounds Of Biomimicry With RoboJelly
RoboJelly systems are being designed to swim in waters worldwide and accomplish a variety of different critical tasks, from spotting pirates to monitoring water quality. (July 16, 2012)

In-Depth Analysis
Getting Ready for Telepresence
Telepresence combines realistic and reliable video and audio with interactive functions, remote controls, content presentation and sharing capabilities, spatial audio and other features to create an experience that's “just like being there.” (July 16, 2012)

In-Depth Analysis
From Automobiles to Pharmaceuticals, Glass Making’s New Best Friend: GlassBot
With this robot we can create new glasses in a more reproducible way and eliminate to some extent the human factor. (July 16, 2012)

In-Depth Analysis
Training Robotic Servants
Robots and robot owners face a massive communications gap, according to Georgia Tech researchers, who are working on a fix. (July 06, 2012)

In-Depth Analysis
U.S. Robotics Job Opportunities Rise 29% in 2012
U.S. corporate recruiters and staffing firms posted more than 6,000 online job ads requiring robotics skill sets in May. (July 05, 2012)

In-Depth Analysis
Robot-needy China Readies to Build its Own?
Robots everywhere are key to industrial success, not just in China, but to all manufacturing from food, to electronics to durable goods to heavy industry. They are not luxury items but must-have critical national assets for any country’s economic survival and hoped-for prosperity. The opportunity for China to manufacture its own, indigenous robots—and even export them to places like India—has never been better. (June 30, 2012)

In-Depth Analysis
Rio Tinto’s $3.6B Bid to Marry Mining to Robotics
The Pilbara robot trials were a real-world success. The most-watched machine was the autonomous, AT version of the Komatsu 930E, the best-selling off-road dump truck in the world—and now soon-to-be strategic hauling tool of choice for the Pilbara’s millions of tons of China-bound iron ore. (June 29, 2012)

RBR Insights
Boeing: Steady Sales Promise Long-Term Results
Shareholders can expect increases in commercial aircraft production and international sales to counteract lower U.S. defense spending (June 26, 2012)


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