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Philae Robot Space Probe Makes Historic Comet Landing
Why Intel is Betting on Drones
CMU Names Martial Hebert Director of Robotics Institute


ShopBot Tools Handibot Smart Power Tool
The Handibo Smart Power Tool Developer Edition is a portable, hand-held robotic power tool meant for professional jobsites, home DIY projects, prototyping, classroom settings and more - any application that would benefit from a powerful digital fabrication tool. Ships with user friendly CAD/CAM software for your PC/tablet running Windows. (September 30, 2014)

iRobot Roomba 880 Vacuum Cleaning Robot
The new iRobot Roomba 800 Series with patent-pending AeroForce Performance Cleaning System is the ultimate high performance robot vacuum cleaner. The tangle-free extractors eliminate the maintenance hassle of hair clogs and jams. As a result, Roomba 800 Series delivers up to 50 percent better pick-up of dirt, debris and hair from floors than previous Roomba models. (September 30, 2014)

iRobot Scooba 450 Floor Scrubbing Robot
Based on industrial style cleaners, iRobot's Scooba 450 Floor Scrubbing Robot uses the Scooba Three-Cycle Cleaning Process that automatically sweeps and pre-soaks, scrubs, and squeegees hard floors in order to maintain constantly clean floors and wash away up to 99.3% of bacteria. (September 30, 2014)

Clearpath Robotics Kingfisher Unmanned Surface Vessel
The Kingfisher Unmanned Surface Vessel is a game changer, not only because of its unique patent-pending design and features, but also because of the new opportunities it presents to its users. Water Data Collection has never been as safe, cost effective, simple and accurate as it is with Kingfisher. (September 30, 2014)

Neya Systems UxAB Autonomy Module
The UxAB Autonomy Module from Neya Systems allows a systems integrator to add autonomy into their new or existing small and mid-sized ground vehicle platforms. UxAB has integrated fused GPS and IMU sensing for navigation, and comes with a variety of software configurations. (September 30, 2014)

Kairos Autonomi Pronto4 Uomo
Kairos Autonomi has a product line of Applique Kits that, when applied to unmodified ground vehicles, create optionally unmanned ground robotic systems (UGS). These UGS are capable of being controlled via tele-operation, semi-autonomous path following, or 3rd part applications. The latest addition to the Kairos Applique Kits is a fly away kit, called the Uomo, that is installable in 10 minutes. (September 30, 2014)

KUKA Falls First, Buys Swisslog for $335M. Who’s Next?
Fluke, aberration, or sign of the times is KUKA’s $335M purchase of mobile robotics maker Swisslog? (September 29, 2014)

Robotics Automating Construction and Building
Serious automation and robotics in construction technology continues popping up in pockets of excellence worldwide. (September 29, 2014)

RoboLaw: Inside the Guidelines on Regulating Robotics
We break down the findings of RoboLaw, a European Parliament project about how legislators can successfully integrate new robotic and human enhancement technologies into society. We discuss the message this project sends to venture capitalists and compare the regulatory environments in Europe and the United States. (September 25, 2014)

Boeing, Liquid Robotics Team Up on Maritime Drones
Boeing and Liquid Robotics, two RBR50 companies, have signed a multiyear agreement to collaborate on autonomous ocean robots that will handle a variety of surveillance jobs. Terms of the deal were undisclosed, but a Liquid exec says it could be worth hundreds of millions and lead to a future IPO. (September 24, 2014)

3D Bioprinting Human Tissue the Organovo Way
Today, the company grows human tissue, but aspires to grow entire organs. (September 23, 2014)

Deadline Extended for Game Changer Awards
Hurry! The deadline for Game Changer Award is Friday, September 26th (September 23, 2014)

UPS, Stratasys Expand 3D Printers to 100 Stores Nationwide
UPS and others are nibbling at the old supply chain in a new way. (September 22, 2014)

Microsoft Lays Off Robotics Team
In a second round of planned layoffs, Microsoft cuts 2,100 jobs, including the entire robotics research team. CEO Satya Nadella plans to cut 18,000 positions. (September 22, 2014)

U.S. and Japanese Navies Team Up on Robo-Sub
Investors looking to get in on the ground floor of a new kind of military product would be wise to take notice. (September 19, 2014)



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