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Do You Know Where Robotics Is Headed Next?
Economists are telling us that we are in the early stages of a classic “reap” cycle for robots and automation (February 23, 2016)

Universal Robots Hails First ISO Cobot Spec
Esben Ostergaard, CTO of UR, likens the ongoing International Organization for Standardization safety effort as similar to that for cars. (February 23, 2016)

Robots Largely Unaffected by China’s Economic Malaise
Companies in this market must expect that new local competitors will emerge – partly supported by the Chinese government. (February 22, 2016)

Dutch Agricultural Robots to Reap Research Benefits
The Netherlands is emerging as a leader in autonomous farming, but precision and commercialization are still hurdles. (February 18, 2016)

Boeing, University Teams Apply AI to Aircraft Safety
In addition to the robots it's using for aircraft manufacturing, Boeing is working with Carnegie Mellon University on big data analytics. (February 17, 2016)

Toshiba Wields Robot Arms in Delicate Fukushima Fuel Job
Five years after the earthquake and tsunami devastated Fukushima, Japan, purpose-built robots are going where people can't. (February 16, 2016)

Welcome to the Global RBR50 List for 2016
Our fifth anniversary edition of the global 50 best in robotics list for 2016 tells an intriguing tale about where robotics is headed and why. (February 15, 2016)

Denmark Invests in Industrial Automation, Robotics Education
Manufacturers and small and midsize enterprises adopt robots, with several projects linking government, academia, and industry. (February 15, 2016)

Does Robotics as the Next GPT Really Matter?
How will robotics as a General Purpose Technology (GPT) affect your business, your way of life, and the world economy? (February 12, 2016)

Funding Fuels Self-Driving Vehicle Startups
Startups test decision-making software and a GPS alternative, both designed to aid self-driving fleets, as well as vehicle-to-everything smart-city tech. (February 11, 2016)

The Essential Interview: Steve Cousins, CEO of Savioke
The founder of Savioke, whose Relay is a model of robots as a service in hotels, shares observations about robotics development. (February 10, 2016)

Odense: Europe’s Gateway to Robotics
Denmark has been rated as the best country for doing business, and the city of Odense is ready for the robotics spotlight of RoboBusiness Europe 2016. (February 09, 2016)

Robots Promise Greater Productivity Amid Oil Slump
Just as with regional economies and energy companies, not every robotics provider is doing equally well during the current fuel price drop. (February 08, 2016)

Got Something Important to Say? Do It at RoboBusiness 2016
We are seeking qualified presenters for the RoboBusiness 2016 conference program. (February 05, 2016)

iRobot Divests From Defense Business for $45M
iRobot splits its units, as the markets for both consumer and military robots have been profitable. (February 04, 2016)

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