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Why Intel is Betting on Drones
RoboLaw: Inside the Guidelines on Regulating Robotics
How Robots Can Help Clean up Space Junk


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In-Depth Analysis
The Ultimate Guide to Agricultural Robotics
27 of the many agricultural robotics companies attempting to provide solutions for farming problems. (November 17, 2014)

In-Depth Analysis
Can China’s Homegrown Robots Supplant Foreign Brands?
The robot gold rush for foreign robot brands may well be coming to an end. (November 13, 2014)

Why Intel is Betting on Drones
Intel invests in PrecisionHawk, a data delivery company that uses a small drone and cloud-based software to gather data. (November 07, 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)

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)

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)

In-Depth Analysis
How ROS Revolutionized Robotics
We examine the history of the open source robot operating system, how it evolved, and what lies ahead with ROS 2.0. (July 28, 2014)

Analyst Outlook
How Tricky Is Investing in Robotics for Oil, Gas & Mining?
Robots are heading into brand new worlds where they have never before made contact (July 25, 2014)

In-Depth Analysis
The Autonomous World of Marine Robotics
Marine robotics is rapidly sailing toward its ultimate goal: full autonomy. An emerging generation of systems are being designed to operate independently and make on-the-spot decisions with no direct human control. (July 17, 2014)

In-Depth Analysis
Design-Patent Protection: What to Do When the Face of Your Robot Becomes the “Face” of Your Company
When evaluating IP needs, companies sometimes underestimate the value of design patents. While not a substitute for utility patents or trademarks, design patents can serve as useful tools for protecting against counterfeit and competing products with similar appearances. (July 01, 2014)

In-Depth Analysis
New Surgeon in the OR: Titan Medical’s SPORT
Is Titan's SPORT going to storm the robotic surgery market? (June 13, 2014)

BirdBrain Hummingbird Duo Robot Kit Launching on Kickstarter
BirdBrain Technologies is launching the Hummingbird Duo robotics kit on Kickstarter in April 2014, creating a new educational tool that leverage robotics and sensing technologies. (April 24, 2014)

In-Depth Analysis
Parker Hannifin Moves Forward with Indego Exoskeleton
Parker Hannifin is among a field of international companies competing in the exoskeleton market. We look at the latest developments of the Indego exoskeleton and challenges it will need to overcome. (April 16, 2014)

In-Depth Analysis
Modular Robotics: A Scrappy Approach to Educational Robots
Modular Robotics offers hands-on robotic construction kits for kids. Learn how Modular grew from a PhD research project into the Boulder, Colo.-based company it is today. (April 09, 2014)

RBR Insights
Otherlab: Developing Low-Cost, Inflatable Robots
San Francisco, Calif.-based startup Otherlab is developing robots with textile-based, inflatable actuators that contract upon inflation into specially-designed shapes to effect motion. Since these robots are built out of lightweight fabric-and-air structural members and powered via pneumatics or hydraulics, they exhibit large strength-to-weight ratios. (March 17, 2014)



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