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The Three Amigos: Jimmy, Pepper and Jibo
The first wave of truly social companion robots for the average family is here. (November 26, 2014)

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)

Wall Street Finally Tosses a Smile at HP. Could It Be 3D Printing?
HP’s anticipated good fortunes are swirling around 18 Broad Street, and all is happiness. (November 07, 2014)

Rubin Exits the GooglePlex. Here’s a Thought as to Why
Why did Andy Rubin leave the GooglePlex? (November 01, 2014)

Panasonic’s “Robot Effect” on Healthcare
Seeing Panasonic’s recent lineup of healthcare products, it's easy to anoint the company as the uncontested owner of the automated healthcare crown. (October 09, 2014)

Mr. RoboBusiness, Rich Erb, on TV’s Willis Report
The behind-the-scenes maestro five years running interviewed by Fox TV's Gerri Willis. (October 08, 2014)

Microsoft Lays Off Robotics Team
In a second round of planned layoffs, Microsoft cuts 2,100 jobs, including the entire robotics research team. CEO Satya Nadella plans to cut 18,000 positions. (September 22, 2014)

Seegrid Names Jim Rock CEO
Jim Rock, former president of Vocollect Healthcare by Honeywell, has been named CEO of Seegrid. The move may enhance stability at Seegrid, which has been referred to in two recent and still-pending lawsuits. (September 12, 2014)

Does HP’s Meg Whitman Scare Stratasys?
Whitman thinks that HP has worked out how to make them faster and better. (September 01, 2014)

Second Lawsuit Adds to Seegrid Drama
Former CEO of Seegrid keeps the fight alive in a shareholder derivative lawsuit, alleging Giant Eagle, the majority shareholder of Seegrid, blocked efforts to bring new funding to Seegrid’s rescue. (August 14, 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)

Essential Robotics: RBR Research Reports 2014
Our first six webcasts and aligned research reports are ready for you. (August 03, 2014)

It’s a Triple Play: Rethink Robotics Inks Deal with Three Distributors
The deal reflects the RBR50 company's desire to get Baxter into more R&D settings in corporations, think tanks and even in academia. (July 30, 2014)

RAS 2020: The $257M Plan to Jumpstart UK Robotics
The UK government's Technology Strategy Board has been granted $257 to invest into robotics and autonomous systems. RAS 2020, the country's first robotics strategy, aims to garner a 10 percent share of the global robotics market by 2025. (July 01, 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)



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