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News & Analysis
Game Changer Awards Seek the Best Robotic Innnovations
The Autonomous World of Marine Robotics
Video: Boeing Shows Robotic Build of 777 Fuselage

Florida’s NCSA Invests Millions In Robotic Surgery Training and Latency Research
The center’s partnership with Mimic Technologies tests the value of robotic surgery simulation while stimulating the local economy (July 30, 2012)

Summer Travel Guide to Robot Hot Spots: August
Globetrotter’s guide to trendy robot hot spots. Antidote for summer doldrums: great hook-ups, classy locales and exotic climates. How to cool off this summer...yet keep a few brain cells warm. (July 11, 2012)

IEEE Spectrum Outlines Robotic Developments to Watch For in 2012
From cloud robotics to 3D fabrication and more. (March 20, 2012)

Where No Robot Has Gone Before
Is it time to stop sending humans on scientific space missions? (March 19, 2012)

‘Is the Dream of Having a Robot Companion Over?’ Not by a Long Shot!
New technologies could make the long-held vision a reality, and sooner than many realize. (March 16, 2012)

Finding the Unfindable
As robots probe the ocean depths, earth’s last unexplored places disappear. (March 15, 2012)

Majority Stake in Aldebaran Robotics Sold to Softbank
The roughly $100m deal could help prove to investors that there’s money to be made in consumer and service robotics. (March 14, 2012)

A Tuned-In Robotic Tutor
Learning software developed by a Notre-Dame led team can detect and react to student emotions, and it could serve as a model interface for robots and other intelligent devices. (March 13, 2012)

Driving Untethered
California, home to Google and its autonomous cars, is moving to become the second state in the nation to legalize such vehicles. (March 12, 2012)

There’s a Lot You Can Do With a Drone
Light, cheap, and easy to operate safely, civilian unmanned aircraft will soon be everywhere. (March 09, 2012)

The New iPad: Why Telepresence Device Makers Should be Afraid
Techies may bemoan the $499 entry level price for Apple’s new iPad. But while that’s a goodly sum to pay for a 16-gig tablet, it’s a bargain basement price for a telepresence product. (March 08, 2012)

The Decommissioning Market
Making money by tearing things down. (March 07, 2012)

“It’s About the User, Not the Robot”
Apple Computer built its success around simplified but powerful user interfaces; robotics developers should do the same. (March 06, 2012)

Robo Vendoland
Besides selling a growing list of non-traditional products, new robotic vending machines gather data on buyers and even walk around to entertain. (March 05, 2012)

Got Big Data?
Robotics owes its development in part to the probes sent by NASA and other space agencies, tasked with collecting vast amounts of scientific information. Now VC investors are seeing the value of doing the same here on earth. (March 02, 2012)


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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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