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Latest Agriculture News
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)

UPS Helps Raise $22M for CyPhy Works Drones
CyPhy Works has received investor support to commercialize its tethered PARC drones, but untethered UAV deliveries could also be in the works. (October 15, 2015)

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)



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