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Federal Robotics Commission: Ryan Calo Calls for Regulation
Robo-Stox Launches in Europe on London Stock Exchange
Seegrid Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection


Game Changer Awards: Early Bird Deadline Approaching
The Robotics Business Review Game Changer Awards honor the robotics industry's remarkable technical accomplishments and their makers. The early bird deadline is Friday, Aug. 15. (August 14, 2014)

ABB Opens Regional Robotics Hub in Singapore.
RBR50 company ABB is opening a regional robotics packaging application hub in Singapore to co-create and implement future manufacturing solutions in Singapore, leveraging technologies such as advanced robotics and automation, additive manufacturing and ICT solutions (August 14, 2014)

Second Lawsuit Adds to Seegrid Drama
Former CEO of Seegrid keeps the fight alive in a shareholder derivative lawsuit, alleging Giant Eagle, the majority shareholder of Seegrid, blocked efforts to bring new funding to Seegrid’s rescue. (August 14, 2014)

In-Depth Analysis
Patent Eligibility of Software in the Wake of the Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Decision
The Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank decision does not spell doom and gloom for robotic inventions. Robotics companies seeking patents on software-related innovations should focus on system claims directed to the combination of software and hardware elements. (August 14, 2014)

Savioke SaviOne Robot Butler Debuts at California Hotel
Savioke is testing its SaviOne autonomous service robot at the Aloft hotel in Cupertino, Calif. to help human employees deliver amenities to guest rooms and move linens and towels from the laundry room to guest rooms and to the fitness center in just three minutes or less. (August 13, 2014)

Aquatic Drone Collects Real-time Data of Hawaiian Storms
The Wave Glider Holoholo from RBR50 company Liquid Robotics autonomously navigated the Hawaiian seas and tweeted real-time photos and data. (August 13, 2014)

RobotsLAB Makes STEM Education More Engaging
RobotsLAB STEM-BOT 3D teaches students how to 3D print a robot, assemble it, and use the finished robot to solve problems based around mathematics and physics. (August 12, 2014)

Seegrid Shareholders Battle for Financial Future
Seegrid's recently ousted CEO and his investment group are suing Seegrid's majority shareholder, grocer Giant Eagle, alleging mismanagement and more. (August 12, 2014)

Bargain Hunting for Robotics Investments? Act Now!
Most everything on the robotics landscape is a bargain investment. (August 10, 2014)

What’s Wrong with Supply Chains? Plenty!
Why is logistics not keeping pace with the growth in the overall economy? (August 09, 2014)

Agricultural Drone Test Site in NY Receives FAA Approval
Griffiss airport in Rome, New York has become the fifth test site for research on small drones, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced on Aug. 7, 2014. The FAA will use Canada’s PrecisionHawk Lancaster Platform for its research, a drone that has a four-foot wingspan, weighs three pounds and carries a 2.2-pound payload. (August 08, 2014)

In-Depth Analysis
How Robots Can Help Clean up Space Junk
To continue the use of Earth’s orbit in the long term, the growing amount of space junk needs to be cleaned up. Here's how robots can help. (August 08, 2014)

Clearpath Hopes to Get Down and Dirty with Grizzly
For the Grizzly, the industrial segment is where the future of robotics is brightest. (August 06, 2014)

Japan, New Zealand Team Up on Healthcare Robots
Researchers in New Zealand have received a $150,000 grant from the government to work with Japanese experts on robots that assist the elderly and patients recovering from strokes. (August 06, 2014)

Hurco Files Patent for Adapter that Turns CNC Machines into 3D Printers
Hurco has filed a patent application for an additive manufacturing adapter that, in combination with proprietary control software, turns a computer numerical control (CNC) milling machine into a 3D printer. (August 05, 2014)



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