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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?

MODEX Getting More and More to Look Like a Robot Expo
“Why are there so few advanced robots working in our warehouses, helping us to meet modern distribution challenges?” (April 07, 2016)

Geopolitics Guides Military Robotics Race
The drive to geopolitical security has led several nations to develop military robotics. Autonomous weapons systems provide both opportunity and peril. (April 06, 2016)

Humanoid Shows Iran’s Potential for Robotics
The Middle East isn't considered a hotbed of robotics R&D, but its universities have strong programs, and the region could follow others to tech-based prosperity. (April 05, 2016)

Drone Funding Provides Lift for Specific Applications
Drone makers and investors are looking to precision agriculture, utilities inspection, and IoT as growth markets, while delivery drones wait on FAA rules. (April 04, 2016)

The “Mixed Pallet” Finally Falls to Robot Hands
Things have suddenly changed for the fabled humans-only mixed pallet. Its days are over! (April 04, 2016)

Are Home Robots Good Medicine for Age, Loneliness & Ill-health?
Research suggests that a robot companion could help us to stave off loneliness, sickness, even death. (April 01, 2016)

How Patents Die: Expiring 3D Printing Patents
An expired 3D printing patent gives only the right to use that specific 20-year-old technology, or does it? (April 01, 2016)

AutoLap Aids Surgery With Image-Guided Laparoscope
AutoLap, a three-part laparoscope positioning system, has received FDA approval, as MST and others look to U.S., Asian markets. (April 01, 2016)

India’s Military Robotics Ambitions to Affect Global Partners
The Indian government wants robot soldiers, which would affect India's economy, geopolitical standing, and technology partnerships. (March 31, 2016)

Japan Sets Its Sights on Commercial UAVs at Drone Expo 2016
Several Japanese and international UAV providers showed off their latest commercial wares at the Japan Drone 2016 exposition. (March 30, 2016)

Collaborative Robots Create a ‘Tear Down This Wall’ Moment
Like the fall of the Berlin Wall, collaborative robots are at a crucial moment in their history. Omron looks at how technological developments affect safety. (March 29, 2016)

Robotics Fortunes Rise and Fall on Demand and Competition
Robotics startups easily attract investment, especially in construction, but layoffs at Harvest Automation and 3D Robotics show that innovation isn't everything. (March 24, 2016)

New Drone Center in Denmark Sparks Inspiration for Growing Industry
The UAS Drone Center at Southern Danish University provides a space for drone researchers and users, not just in Denmark, but across Europe. (March 23, 2016)

Self-Driving Cars Get U.K. Government Support
Industry players such as Jaguar Land Rover are working alongside startups and universities, as the U.K. evaluates and develops self-driving vehicles. (March 23, 2016)

Mazda Taps the Brakes on Self-Driving Car Hype
Mazda, which wants customers to celebrate driving, is working on assistive technology rather than full vehicle autonomy, but the debate around self-driving cars is far from over. (March 22, 2016)


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