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Technology
Factory Robots Get STAMINA Boost
Is Robotic Milking a Viable Option for Farmers?
Fukushima: Japan Becoming Leader in Disaster Robots?

Perrone Robotics AVTS - Autonomous Vehicle Test System
The Autonomous Vehicle Test System (AVTS) is a combination of robotic subsystems that empowers safety test facilities, vehicle manufacturers and vehicle safety system suppliers to safely and repeatably test the autonomous collision avoidance system in todays vehicles. Unlike previous test offerings, AVTS supports testing and safe collisions at highway speeds. (October 01, 2013)

Free Hand Robotic Scope a First for Lung Surgery
“The device offers a very steady view, which is important for detailed surgery, (September 26, 2013)

Hey Nike, Doesn’t This Robot Scream “Just Do It”?
Slated for 2015 and aimed at the elderly; ageing Boomer and handicapped markets, this exo-boot screams Nike all over it. (September 25, 2013)

Move Over Honda and Cyberdyne, Here Comes Yaskawa’s Exoskeleton
Argo Medical Technologies and Yaskawa Electric Corp partner up for market success (September 25, 2013)

Lift Labs Lands $1M in Funding for Self-Stabilizing Spoon
The Liftware Spoon empowers individuals with motion disorders via tremor cancelling technology. (September 24, 2013)

Closing Date for Game Changer Awards is September 27th!
There's still a bit of time before entries close... (September 24, 2013)

Fusing Human with Machine: Disabled, Over-abled and the Law
The consequences of the mixing of a human and a machine to the extent that it becomes difficult to discern where one ends and the other begins. (September 20, 2013)

Universal Robots Strikes Again: Sells to BMW
The market entry of UR’s robots is a page out of Malcolm Gladwell’s Tipping Point and Thomas Kuhn’s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. (September 20, 2013)

Co-worker Robots Drive Paradigm Shift for Volkswagen
Building engines alongside humans, co-robots also provide ergonomic relief (September 19, 2013)

Baxter Goes Euro in Search of Research Gigs
Researchers at the universities are using the robot to create a wide array of custom applications. (September 16, 2013)

Drones Take Center Stage at London’s DSEI Arms Fair
The drone controversy has now entered into a zone of polarization from which it will not soon return, if ever. (September 15, 2013)

Fun and Fins: Going Beyond the Technology of Self-driving Cars
Technology is just one-third of the equation that must be solved before Google's self-driving car is ready for mass consumption. (September 13, 2013)

Swiss Robot to Tidy Up Earth’s Atmosphere
Iridium was destroyed in a collision with a spent Russian satellite. It was the first-ever such accidental collision. (September 12, 2013)

The Robot Effect: Its Surprising and Growing Influence on Consumer Products
It feels like a Hollywood plot, yet there’s a fair amount of commonsense behind it all (September 12, 2013)

Robots Buff Up with Breakthrough Polymer Muscles
The team fabricated a novel form of “robotic” muscle from polymers. (September 12, 2013)