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RAS 2020: The $257M Plan to Jumpstart UK Robotics
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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)

Grabit Receives Funding from Flextronics, Draper Nexus Ventures
Grabit, an industrial automation and materials handling startup, has received an undisclosed amount of funding from Flextronics Lab IX and Draper Nexus Ventures. The investment will enhance Grabit's development of electroadhesion-based products. (June 02, 2014)

First RTEX Conference for Dubai Robotics Initiative
First RTEX Conference for Dubai Robotics Initiative. (May 13, 2014)

Research Report
The Rise of Vision Systems: Turning Point for Robotics
Robotics Business Review's special report "The Rise of Vision Systems: Turning Point for Robotics" examines the technology behind vision systems, the market's key players, vision's impact on different robotics sectors, and the industry's recent performance and future expectations. (May 10, 2014)

Aerial Drones Square Off with Global Regulators
Expert Q&A on global outlook for aerial drones. (May 02, 2014)

What Role Will Agribotics Play in the World Food Crisis?
Robotics offers real-world solutions all along the global food supply chain. (April 30, 2014)

Expense, Expertise and Fear Keep SMBs from Buying Robots
Are SMBs wary of robots? (March 19, 2014)

Honeybee Robotics Secures NASA Funding for Planetary Sampling Systems
RBR50 company Honeybee Robotics has received two NASA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II awards for new approaches to comet and planetary sampling technology. (March 17, 2014)

Cäser Autonomous Fruit Robot Could Transform Agricultural Robotics
Cäser autonomous fruit robot travels predetermined routes through a field and performs a variety of tasks, including fertilizing, tillage, grounds care and transporting, and maintains accuracy of 2-3 cm. (March 10, 2014)

Guangzhou Joins Shanghai as Rising Giant of Chinese Robotics
Rising labor costs expand work domain for industrial robots. (March 06, 2014)

Will Supreme Court Rein in Software Patents?
Robotics industry is no stranger to the patent system (March 04, 2014)

Cyber Security for Robots: Scenarios for 2030
What are your robotic cyber security risks? (March 01, 2014)

So What’s Robo-Stox Up To These Days? Plenty!
Wall Street's interest rising over robotics. (February 16, 2014)

Hangar One: Google’s New Home for Robots
Google plans to test robots at Hangar One, a 350,000-square-foot facility originally built to house naval ships, under a lease with the U.S. government. (February 13, 2014)



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