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News & Analysis
Talking Stock Picks for 2015 at the Investing Webcast
Conducting R&D with Government Funding
2015 RBR50 Nominations Now Open

SoftBank’s Pepper Humanoid Robot Reads Human Emotion
Softbank is entering the robotics business with its gesturing and sympathetic Pepper humanoid that learns human emotions and currently speaks four languages. (June 10, 2014)

Will Robotics and the Workplace Collide or Blend?
"The robotics explosion is coming, and we want to find ways of making the challenges less disruptive and more quickly accommodated." (June 09, 2014)

Carnegie Mellon: The World’s Premier Robotics Institute?
The Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute has transformed Pittsburgh into a hub for robotics research. (June 06, 2014)

How Robotics Can Change Building Design
We go inside the construction of Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall in Germany to see how a seven-axis system from Kuka Robotics aided the design of the geodesic structure. (June 06, 2014)

EC Announces $3.8B Partnership in Robotics: SPARC
Europe, in finally getting the SPARC program up and running now at the beginning of Horizon 2020, is showing leadership, organization and money—lots of money. (June 05, 2014)

WPI’s IrisHand Nabs First Place & $10K at Cornell Cup
In a world where prostheses can cost anywhere from $30K to $100K, the IrisHand is under-$20K. (June 02, 2014)

Grabit Receives Funding from Flextronics, Draper Nexus Ventures
Grabit, an industrial automation and materials handling startup, has received an undisclosed amount of funding from Flextronics Lab IX and Draper Nexus Ventures. The investment will enhance Grabit's development of electroadhesion-based products. (June 02, 2014)

Embedded Vision Summit Presents on Next-Gen Products
Event success indicates embedded vision has hit prime time (June 01, 2014)

Three “Twofers” Down; Healthcare Robotics Next
First three of our aligned webcasts and research reports for 2014. (June 01, 2014)

More Robots to Arrive at Amazon This Year
The founder of Amazon told his shareholders recently that he'll be bringing in thousands of additional robots to move purchases off shelves and pack them in boxes. (May 30, 2014)

Fast or Frenzy: Why Warehouses & DCs Can’t Keep Up!
A webcast that offers a way out and a way forward in the “fast-or-else” world of new-age automation (May 30, 2014)

Google Cars: No One Really Knows Where They’ll Take Us
A Google car can pay attention to all of these things in a way that a human physically can’t—and it never gets tired or distracted! (May 29, 2014)

With Engelberger Award, Rod Brooks Joins Rarefied Group
Rod’s backstory is quite amazing, which begs the question: what took this award so long in coming his way? (May 29, 2014)

Research Report
Robotics and the Revolution in Global Agriculture
Robotics Business Review's special report "Big Ag & Agribotics: 2014-2020 Robotics and the Revolution in Global Agriculture" examines the factors driving and challenges hindering the adoption of robotics in agriculture. (May 29, 2014)

Industrial Robotics Growth: $27B to $41B by 2020
Near doubling of market size due to expanding demands of automation (May 28, 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.

Autodesk Acquisition Leads Additive Manufacturing Growth

3D Printing to Aid Next Land-speed Record?

Zimplistic Gets $11.5M for Kitchen Robots
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