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Research
Japan, New Zealand Team Up on Healthcare Robots
What Role Will Agribotics Play in the World Food Crisis?
Factory Robots Get STAMINA Boost

$8.3M Nets Odfjell Access to Next-Gen Robot Oil Drilling
Oil and gas industry create robotized drill floors with autonomous machines. (April 14, 2014)

Does This Robot Cleaner Have a Future?
User tests successfully demonstrated the feasibility of Care-O-Bot (April 13, 2014)

National Robotics Week: Inspiring Kids Through STEM
Robotics Business Review spent a weekend at local National Robotics Week events that inspired children through robots and STEM. (April 11, 2014)

Adept Technology Names John Villadsen VP of Global Operations
RBR50 company Adept Technology named John Villadsen VP of global operations. (April 11, 2014)

Lockheed Martin Demos Tablet-Controlled Unmanned Helicopter
Using Lockheed Martin's OPTIMUS technology, the Office of Naval Research successfully planned, routed and executed a mission without user input onboard a K-MAX unmanned helicopter. (April 11, 2014)

Webcast & Research Report: The Rise of Vision Systems
Join us on April 29 for a free webcast about machine vision and the vision-guided robotics market (April 10, 2014)

Boeing Secretly Tested Assembly Robots
Boeing intends to dramatically change the way the plane’s metal hull is built. (April 09, 2014)

Intuitive Surgical: da Vinci Robot Revenue Down 59%
RBR50 company Intuitive Surgical expects first quarter 2014 revenue to be down 24% to approximately $465 million. Revenue from da Vinci systems fell from $256 million to $106. (April 09, 2014)

Has Titan Aerospace Two Suitors: Facebook and Google?
Will two behemoth suitors come knocking at Titan’s door? (April 09, 2014)

In-Depth Analysis
Modular Robotics: A Scrappy Approach to Educational Robots
Modular Robotics offers hands-on robotic construction kits for kids. Learn how Modular grew from a PhD research project into the Boulder, Colo.-based company it is today. (April 09, 2014)

Savioke Raises $2M in Funding for Services Industry Robot
Savioke, led by former Willow Garage CEO Steve Cousins, has secured $2 million in a seed round of funding. It will use the funding to develop its first autonomous robot for the services industry. (April 09, 2014)

PetriJet Compact Lab Automation Robot Ready to Market
PetriJet, a lab automation robot aimed at small-to-medium size laboratories looking for an affordable way to automate processes, is ready for the market. The diminutive lab automation robot PetriJet handles 100 petri dishes an hour. (April 07, 2014)

3D-Printed Skull Saves Woman’s Life
Technique could also be used for patients with other bone deformities. (April 07, 2014)

Northrop Grumman Lands $43.8M Navy Contract for 5 MQ-8C Unmanned Helicopters
Northrop Grumman is building five MQ-8C unmanned helicopters for the U.S. Navy. The MQ-8C will have faster speed, more maximum range and double the payload of previous models. (April 07, 2014)

Manhattan Frames, New Algorithm, Better Robot Eyesight
Algorithm for determining the orientation of objects that could aid robot vision. (April 05, 2014)


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