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Denmark Is Driven to Lead European Robotics
Despite its small size, Denmark is working hard to make itself indispensable for European robotics, with world-class R&D and commercial support. (May 02, 2016)

Could This Be the Hertz of Robot Rentals?
Matt Bush and Rob Goldiez are co-founders and principals of the world’s first robot rental startup company. (April 29, 2016)

AI Research Translates Into International ‘Soft Power’
Like robotics, AI research is increasingly seen as key to a nation's standing, but the question remains on how to share information while staying ahead. (April 27, 2016)

The Essential Interview: Aldo Zini, President and CEO of Aethon
Aldo Zini, CEO of Aethon, describes the development of the TUG mobile healthcare robot and what experience robotics students should get. (April 26, 2016)

The FDA Weakens the Prospects for TransEnterix’s SurgiBot
The FDA's rejection of TransEnterix's submission of SurgiBot for approval could force the company to undertake an expensive effort to show that it's safe. (April 25, 2016)

Robotic Surgery Providers to Merge in a Challenging Market
As part of the growing market for robotic surgery, Hansen Medical gets bought by Auris Surgical, and TransEnterix suffers a setback. (April 21, 2016)

Michigan Funds Training to Avoid Robots Taking Jobs
The state of Michigan is expanding training for logistics workers at Lansing Community College, and Wynright will be providing robots for real-world experience. (April 19, 2016)

Robotics Companies Garner Funds for Converging Technologies
Grishin Robotics has raised $100 million for investing in robotics, as Intel and others look to components and IoT. (April 14, 2016)

AGVs get an ETA With Seegrid’s Subway Platform
Safety and efficiency are the goals for humans and Seegrid's mobile robots working together in a washing machine factory. (April 13, 2016)

Google Parent Alphabet Demoes New Biped Robot
At the New Economy Summit in Tokyo, Schaft showed off a bipedal robot that could have numerous applications, even if it declined to say what they were. (April 11, 2016)

Geopolitics Guides Military Robotics Race
The drive to geopolitical security has led several nations to develop military robotics. Autonomous weapons systems provide both opportunity and peril. (April 06, 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)

India’s Military Robotics Ambitions to Affect Global Partners
The Indian government wants robot soldiers, which would affect India's economy, geopolitical standing, and technology partnerships. (March 31, 2016)

Japan Sets Its Sights on Commercial UAVs at Drone Expo 2016
Several Japanese and international UAV providers showed off their latest commercial wares at the Japan Drone 2016 exposition. (March 30, 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)



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