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Five Things We Learned at RoboBusiness 2015
This year's RoboBusiness in San Jose was our eleventh gathering of robotics researchers, makers, investors, and users. See what one newbie found out from panelists and exhibitors. (September 26, 2015)

Five Ways for Robotics to Save California
Disaster relief, agriculture, industrial automation, and traffic reduction are just some of the areas where robotics applications can help the Golden State thrive. (September 23, 2015)

Japan’s Spread Co. Builds the Biggest Automated Lettuce Farm
Spread Co. is building what it claims will be the world's largest fully automated lettuce factory in Kyoto. Automated agriculture promises to save money, increase yields, and be useful anywhere. (September 11, 2015)

Industrial Automation Acquisitions Show Bullish Market
Deals between Robotnik and Smokie Robotics, Lincoln Electric and Rimrock, and Hypotherm and Jabez try to take advantage of automation synergies. (August 06, 2015)

Apple Orchards Ripe for this Robot Picker
He is pleased with the progress that’s been made and optimistic that a prototype could be commercialized in the near future. (July 23, 2015)

Autonomous Solutions Grows Despite Mineral Price Slide
ASI, which creates add-ons for vehicle automation, looks to fleet control software for long-term growth. (May 27, 2015)

Labor Shortages Prompt Strawberry Picking Automation
Strawberries aren't the easiest fruit to pick -- for humans or robots -- but the industry sees value in automation. (May 05, 2015)

Spanish Cluster Tries to Lower Precision Farming Costs
At RoboBusiness Europe 2015, one panelist explained why industrial automation is needed to feed the world. (April 30, 2015)

Meet Me in Milan: RoboBusiness Europe 2015
At this year's conference, your intrepid reporter hopes to learn about current challenges and successes of the European robotics industry. (April 24, 2015)

Clearpath Gets Funds for Materials Handling
Clearpath Robotics has raised $11.2 million to hire developers and reach into manufacturing. (April 21, 2015)

GuardBot Rolls From Martian Plans to Sentry Duty
The round GuardBot robot has a rugged design and potential military and civilian applications. (April 03, 2015)

Australian Efforts to Hone Robotic Vision Get Government Support
The Australian Centre for Robotic Vision is working to improve machine vision for tasks such as fruit picking and environmental monitoring. (March 25, 2015)

Careful Robotic Hand Picks Its Way Through Technical, Competitive Challenges
A robotic hand developed at TU Delft copies biological movement to nimbly handle fruit for the growing international market. (March 21, 2015)

Can Agribotics Attract Young People Back to the Farm?
Lure of high-tech agriculture could reverse centuries of urban migration (February 04, 2015)

Modular Robot Platform Harvests Multiple High-value Crops
5-year EU program successfully combines sensing, manipulation, production and harvesting into single platform (January 30, 2015)

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