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News & Analysis
RoboLaw: Inside the Guidelines on Regulating Robotics
Boeing, Liquid Robotics Team Up on Maritime Drones
Microsoft Lays Off Robotics Team

$257M Funding for UK Robotics Is Way Not Enough!
Can Britain's robotics industry re-energize in time? (July 02, 2014)

RAS 2020: The $257M Plan to Jumpstart UK Robotics
The UK government's Technology Strategy Board has been granted $257 to invest into robotics and autonomous systems. RAS 2020, the country's first robotics strategy, aims to garner a 10 percent share of the global robotics market by 2025. (July 01, 2014)

In-Depth Analysis
Design-Patent Protection: What to Do When the Face of Your Robot Becomes the “Face” of Your Company
When evaluating IP needs, companies sometimes underestimate the value of design patents. While not a substitute for utility patents or trademarks, design patents can serve as useful tools for protecting against counterfeit and competing products with similar appearances. (July 01, 2014)

Google Pulls Out of DARPA Robotics Challenge
Google has pulled its HRP-2 Schaft robot from the DARPA Robotics Challenge to focus on a robot available to consumers. The Schaft robot easily won the qualifying round and was the frontrunner to win the $2 million competition. (June 27, 2014)

Suitable Technologies Designs Beam+ Telepresence Robot for Homes
Suitable Technologies new Beam+ telepresence robot is now available for pre-order at $1,495. Beam+ is a smaller, less expensive version of the Beam Pro telepresence robot for commercial use. (June 27, 2014)

FAA Drone Decision: Slow-Motion Brawl Over Wrong Issue
Who to believe, what to think in the drone fracas. (June 25, 2014)

Additive Chocolatiering!?  3D Systems, Hershey Collaborate
3D Systems is collaborating with chocolate manufacturing giant Hershey. (June 25, 2014)

Universal Robots Shows 3rd Generation UR5, UR10 Industrial Robots
Universal Robots has unveiled the third generation of its UR5 and UR10 industrial robots, adding a patented adjustable safety system and several other features. (June 24, 2014)

Andy McAfee Keynotes as RoboBusiness Turns Ten: 2005-2014
For Andy McAfee and the RoboBusiness crowd, his keynote should be a very special encounter. (June 23, 2014)

Robot Inspectors Help Avert Infrastructure Woes
A growing roster of robots is on the rise that neatly fits nearly every “fix-it” scenario for the massive repair job ahead. (June 20, 2014)

WPI Surgical Robot Guided by MRI Images
WPI is developing a surgical robot to be used inside an MRI machine. Guided by real-time feedback, the robot can position a high-energy, interstitial focused ultrasound probe exactly at tumors, delivering optimal surgical results. (June 20, 2014)

The Need to Substitute Robots for Migrant Farm Workers
Case study: From migrant labor to robots (June 19, 2014)

Nikkei Ticks Up as Robot Shares Draw Buyers
Pepper marks a baby step in our dream to make a robot that can understand a person’s feelings. (June 19, 2014)

Swiss Army Purchasing Elbit’s Hermes 900 Drones
Switzerland chose the Hermes 900 drone from RBR50 company Elbit Systems over a different system from another Israeli defense company. The Swiss federal department says that the Hermes system is the more powerful overall. (June 18, 2014)

Clearpath Robotics: Success Through Custom Integration
Clearpath Robotics' success speaks to a trend that will continue to grow: enabling customers to integrate robotics with their existing workflows and technologies. (June 17, 2014)


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