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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

Robotics Enables ‘Omni-Channel’ Fulfillment
Supply chain automation evolves to help retailers keep up with orders across channels. (April 06, 2015)

Robotic Welding to Benefit From Updated Controls, Clearer Vision
A presenter at the Automate show said that welding robots should be controllable from iPhones. (April 03, 2015)

Boeing’s Robot Riveter Flys Through 737 Assembly
Boeing's new robot riveters help ramp up production of 737s from 42 a month to 47 and eventually 52 a month by 2018. (April 03, 2015)

GuardBot Rolls From Martian Plans to Sentry Duty
The round GuardBot robot has a rugged design and potential military and civilian applications. (April 03, 2015)

Open Bionics: New-Age Prosthetics that Disrupt the Status Quo
UK startup harnessing innovative 3D scanning to cut costs of 3D printed robotic hand prosthetics. (April 02, 2015)

Robot Achieves Self-Awareness, Is Quickly Turned Off and ‘Dies’
German researchers watched in horror as a true artificial intelligence emerged, only to be turned off by a human tester. (April 01, 2015)

Is Robotic Welding ‘Inevitable’?
A Frost & Sullivan report predicts wide adoption of welding robotics, but the U.S. lags amid worker uncertainty. (March 31, 2015)

It’s All in the “Tether” as Motorola Invests in CyPhy Works
The "micro-filament tether" is used for both power and for communications. (March 29, 2015)

Google, J&J to Scrub Together in New-Age OR
The emergence of disruptive technologies and how they are beginning to transform the healthcare system. (March 28, 2015)

Will $35M More Help Hansen Medical’s Long, Slow Climb?
Hansen Medical has raised approximately $115 million since 2006. (March 27, 2015)

Conducting R&D with Government Funding: Part 2 of 3
Although there are different variations of the U.S. patent rights clause, these variations are very similar in many respects. (March 26, 2015)

Research Report
Healthcare Robotics 2015-2020: Trends, Opportunities & Challenges
Special report "Healthcare Robotics 2015-2020: Trends, Opportunities & Challenges" examines direct patient care robots, indirect patient care robots, and home healthcare robots. (March 26, 2015)

Australian Efforts to Hone Robotic Vision Get Government Support
The Australian Centre for Robotic Vision is working to improve machine vision for tasks such as fruit picking and environmental monitoring. (March 25, 2015)

Careful Robotic Hand Picks Its Way Through Technical, Competitive Challenges
A robotic hand developed at TU Delft copies biological movement to nimbly handle fruit for the growing international market. (March 21, 2015)

Clearpath’s Solid Strategy for Spending Its $11.2M VC Jackpot
Kitchener is a hotbed of high-tech innovation that's growing great tech and solid companies. (March 20, 2015)


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