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Agricultural Robots Help Australian Farms Boost Productivity
To be the "food bowl" for Asia, Australian agriculture will have to improve its efficiency. Fortunately, several agricultural robot projects are working to apply technology to challenges on the ground and in the air. (May 10, 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)

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)

American Drone Expert Heads to Denmark to Advance UAS Technology
Denmark is working to be a center for robotics research and development, as the Nordic UAS Event focuses on aerial drones alongside RoboBusiness Europe 2016. (March 10, 2016)

Where Do the Candidates Stand on Robotics?
Between the sound bites, the presidential candidates have said little so far about their stances on robotics and automation. (February 29, 2016)

Dutch Agricultural Robots to Reap Research Benefits
The Netherlands is emerging as a leader in autonomous farming, but precision and commercialization are still hurdles. (February 18, 2016)

Farmers Start to Benefit From Automated Ground Vehicles
Robots are rapidly moving into fields to help with lettuce cultivation and weeding, but full autonomy and fruit picking pose challenges. (January 28, 2016)

Precision Agriculture Cultivates Demand for Drones
Although the FAA has yet to revise its regulations for commercial drone use, both UAV providers and farmers anticipate growing adoption of robotic crop management. (January 27, 2016)

$2.5M in Grants for Co-robot Research in Agriculture
Three grants are part of the National Robotics Initiative (NRI), a federal research partnership in agriculture. (January 13, 2016)

Naïo Technologies: Agribotics Startup Raises $3.2M
Eliminating weeds via chemical-free, mechanical weeding (hoeing) with the Oz robot. (January 07, 2016)

Five Robotics Predictions for 2016
Don't wait up for flying cars, but robotic farms, factories, and households are coming sooner than you may think. (January 04, 2016)

The Top 10 Robotics News Stories of 2015
Robots are everywhere, but which developments were of the most relevance to our business audience? (December 31, 2015)

Soft Robotics Raises $5M for Flexible Fingers
Soft Robotics Inc. spun out of Harvard University surgical research and provides end effectors for handling varied, fragile items. (December 17, 2015)

Drones Fly High Despite Ban in India
India is the world's largest drone importer and is expected to follow the U.S. regulatory model, but can or should it enforce existing bans? (November 12, 2015)

Soft Robots Get a Grip on Fruit Picking
The growing sophistication of gripping technology has led to heightened competition for the potentially lucrative markets for agricultural and warehouse automation. (October 19, 2015)



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