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ABB Starts Manufacturing Robots in the U.S.
ABB's Robotics Business Unit begins operations in Auburn Hills, Mich., with the intention of eventually making all of its North American robots and controllers there. (May 20, 2015)

Drone Provider Sky-Futures Gets a Round of $3.9M
The U.K.-based company has received the largest investment in Europe so far for drone technology, while the FAA comes under pressure from Congress. (May 15, 2015)

Fetch Robotics Chases After Logistics Industry Business
The Fetch manipulator and Freight mobile base are designed to work alongside humans in warehouses. (May 06, 2015)

Red Mountain Pressures iRobot to Divest From Defense
With 5.1 percent of stock, Red Mountain is pushing iRobot to focus on home robotics rather than defense and telepresence. (May 04, 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)

Overheard at RoboBusiness Europe 2015
Presenters and attendees discuss the state of European robotics and things to improve. (April 29, 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)

EU Preps Robot Laws But Shouldn’t Cut Spending, MP Says
The European Parliament has formed a working group to propose a regulatory framework for European robotics, but is that what the continent needs to stay competitive? (April 23, 2015)

MassRobotics Seeks to Build Industry Standards
Daniel Theobald, CTO of Vecna Technologies, discusses his hopes for MassRobotics to help the entire industry. (April 23, 2015)

Vecna CTO Talks About Nurturing Roboticists
Qualified roboticists are hard to find, but talent and altruism can be developed. (April 22, 2015)

China South Rail Buys U.K. Robot Maker
Zhuzhou CSR Times Electric is buying Specialist Machine Developments, following China's strategy of gaining robotics expertise through acquisition. (April 16, 2015)

ABB Buys Gomtec, Expands Co-Robot Offerings
ABB Group announced that it has bought Gomtec, and both companies expect to benefit from shared resources for promoting safer industrial automation. (April 14, 2015)

Falling Fuel Prices Boost Undersea Robots
Offshore oil companies worldwide are looking ahead to robotics even as a current slump has led to layoffs in the Gulf of Mexico. (April 13, 2015)

The U.K., France Partner on Anti-Mine Robots
An international contract calls for development of a cluster of automated vessels for mine removal. (April 10, 2015)

Robotics Enables ‘Omni-Channel’ Fulfillment
Supply chain automation evolves to help retailers keep up with orders across channels. (April 06, 2015)



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