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Robots on the Radio: Ocado Disrupts Grocery Delivery
Agritechnique UGEVs Adapt to Emergency Situations
Will Robots Make Farm Work a 24/7 Business?

Zacks Applauds iRobot’s Tenacity for Success
It’s always nice to point to a pure-play robot manufacturer as the star in the lineup. (November 18, 2014)

In-Depth Analysis
The Ultimate Guide to Agricultural Robotics
27 of the many agricultural robotics companies attempting to provide solutions for farming problems. (November 17, 2014)

Imperial College London Drone Lab: Inside the Public-Private Partnership
We discuss the challenges of the public-private partnership that led to the Brahmal Vasudevan Aerial Robotics Lab at Imperial College London, including protection of intellectual property, how to measure ROI and more. (November 13, 2014)

Philae Robot Space Probe Makes Historic Landing on Comet 67P
European Space Agency's Rosetta space probe successfully deployed its robotic lander Philae on Comet 67P, marking the first time a spacecraft has safely landed on a comet. But it wasn't easy, there were some challenges with the landing. (November 13, 2014)

In-Depth Analysis
Can China’s Homegrown Robots Supplant Foreign Brands?
The robot gold rush for foreign robot brands may well be coming to an end. (November 13, 2014)

maxon Adds Stronger DCX Motors, New GPX Gears
maxon motor has released long versions of its 14, 16, 22 and 26 mm diameter DCX motors that offer higher continuous torque and higher continuous output power. maxon is also introducing four new GPX planetary gearheads. (November 12, 2014)

Robots at Home: How Will We Ever Live without Them?
Webcast: Take an amazing journey into today’s buyer preferences for consumer robotics with Robotics Business Review’s 2014 Consumer Robotics Survey. (November 12, 2014)

Restoration Robotics Raises $45M for Robotic Hair Transplants
Restoration Robotics, a privately held medical robotics company, has raised $45 million in Series C extension funding, which will be used to develop the second generation of its ARTAS robotic hair transplant system. (November 11, 2014)

RMT Robotics Joins Muratec Group as Part of Cimcorp Acquisition
RMT Robotics, a Cimcorp Oy company, joined the Muratec Group as part of the acquisition of Cimcorp Oy and its subsidiaries by Kyoto, Japan-based Murata Machinery, Ltd. Together, the companies will provide material handling solutions to a global client base. Both Muratec and Cimcorp will continue business operations going forward with no change to their current strategies. (November 10, 2014)

Why Intel is Betting on Drones
Intel invests in PrecisionHawk, a data delivery company that uses a small drone and cloud-based software to gather data. (November 07, 2014)

Wall Street Finally Tosses a Smile at HP. Could It Be 3D Printing?
HP’s anticipated good fortunes are swirling around 18 Broad Street, and all is happiness. (November 07, 2014)

CMU Names Martial Hebert Director of Robotics Institute
Martial Hebert, a leading researcher in computer vision and robotics at Carnegie Mellon University since 1984, will become director of the university’s Robotics Institute. Hebert succeeds Matthew Mason, head of the institute for the last decade, who will return his focus to teaching and to his research on robotic manipulation. (November 06, 2014)

Ekso Bionics Licenses Patents to Prosthetics Giant Ottobock
Exoskeleton maker and RBR50 company Ekso Bionics will license two patents to Ottobock to accelerate the pace of innovation in the field of prosthetics. Ekso will receive a combination of license and royalty payments as part of the contract. (November 05, 2014)

Baxter Collaborative Robot More Flexible with Robot Positioning System
Rethink Robotics has introduced version 3.1 of its Intera software that allows the Baxter collaborative robot "to manage and adapt to ever-changing, real-world environments." The key feature in the software upgrade is Rethink's Robot Positioning System (RPS) that more quickly and easily re-deploys Baxter after common plant-floor variations occur, such as tables being bumped and fixtures being moved. (November 03, 2014)

Gas-Sniffing Robot Hunts for Leaks beneath Our Streets
Horrific explosions from ageing natural gas pipelines accounting for millions of dollars in damage, millions more in law suits, catastrophic property destruction, and loss of lives. (November 02, 2014)


Special Focus: Robots and the Law
Robots and the Law

Expert insight on the ethical and legal issues affecting robot regulations globally.


Starship Goes the Last Mile for Deliveries

Get Ahead of Commercial Drone Rules

RoboLaw Expert Tries to Educate European Legislators
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Special Focus: 3D Printing
3D Printing

The new reality of customizable, one-off production:
Additive Manufacturing (AM). Where it’s going, why and what’s
driving its emergence.


How Patents Die: Expiring 3D Printing Patents

Autonomous Marine Systems Raises Seed Funding

3D Printing Begins to Come of Age…Finally!
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