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News & Analysis
Philae Robot Space Probe Makes Historic Comet Landing
Why Intel is Betting on Drones
CMU Names Martial Hebert Director of Robotics Institute

Can Dyson’s New Smart Vac Challenge Roomba?
Dyson: “Vision, combined with our high speed digital motor and cyclone technology, is the key." (September 06, 2014)

RoboBusiness as Tool for Creativity and Innovation
These are the encounters that I’ll carry around for a long time after the event. (September 05, 2014)

Volvo Opens $70M AstaZero Test Site for Self-Driving Cars
Volvo has opened its AstaZero testing facility in Sweden, the world's first full-scale proving ground for future traffic safety, including autonomous vehicles. (September 05, 2014)

Energid Testing Software for Self-driving Military Vehicles
RBR50 company Energid Technologies has landed a Pentagon contract to test software for self-driving military convoys to ensure it is safe. Energid will receive $150,000 for the first six months of the program, which is being funded by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD). (September 04, 2014)

Unbounded Robotics Shutdown: A Lesson for All Startups
Legal expert says Unbounded Robotics shutdown highlights the importance of spin-offs properly negotiating the terms of their agreement. (September 03, 2014)

Does HP’s Meg Whitman Scare Stratasys?
Whitman thinks that HP has worked out how to make them faster and better. (September 01, 2014)

The Quiet Invasion: Robots in Suburbia
Partridge Lane in Fairfield, Connecticut doesn't appear to be at the cutting edge of a domestic revolution. (August 29, 2014)

Jibo to Reveal Secrets of Commercializing Social Robots
Jibo founder and CEO Dr. Cynthia Breazeal will deliver a keynote at RoboBusiness 2014 about the commercial challenges of bringing social robots to the home as a mass consumer product in the context of Jibo. Dr. Breazeal will also discuss how this new "breed" of social robot interacts with people in an interpersonal way, more as a partner rather than as a tool, and opens new applications for socially intelligent machines in the future. (August 28, 2014)

Research Report
Robotics and the “New” Supply Chain: 2015-2020
Today’s complex global supply chains are poised to be dismantled. 3D printing and intelligent, mobile robotics are transforming global supply chains. Robotics Business Review's special report "Robotics and the “New” Supply Chain: 2015-2020" addresses the arrival, challenges, benefits and costs of the “New” supply chain and the demands of modern logistics. (August 28, 2014)

Dyson to Announce Major New Product Sept. 4
Sir James Dyson of Great Britain, known for innovative consumer products for decades, has taken to cyberspace to provide a tantalizing taste of what's to come, possibly as soon as Thursday. (August 27, 2014)

Logistics Sector Lags Pace of Overall Economy
Complex machines that “uncomplicate” supply chains (August 27, 2014)

Adept Technology Posts Disappointing Results for Quarter
Adept Technology president & CEO Rob Cain describes fiscal year 2014 as an "inflection point" as sales in the U.S. "declined significantly" in the fourth quarter. (August 27, 2014)

Judge OKs Lawsuit Against Intuitive Surgical for Misleading Shareholders
RBR50 company Intuitive Surgical is staying busy in court, with judges disagreeing on whether it's provable company executives withheld crucial concerns about product safety from investors. (August 26, 2014)

HStar Technologies Literally Gives Patients a Lift
HStar technologies develops autonomous mobile robots that can carry patients and large payloads in multiple environments. (August 22, 2014)

Six Values Re-writing Laws of Healthcare Robotics
Professor Tom Sorell of the University of Warwick, U.K. and other experts involved in the European Union's ACCOMPANY project have created a list of six core values for use in the design of care robots. The six values can be promoted by a care-robot “depending on whether the purpose of the robot is to prolong normal adult autonomy and independence as far as possible into old age, or whether the purpose is to take the load off the support network for an older person”. (August 21, 2014)


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