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Apple Rejects Foxbots as Too Clumsy…by a Hair
Terry Gou’s robot army of Smartphone assemblers just got orders to retreat back to the R&D lab for refinements. (December 13, 2014)

Hollywood Stars Not Immune from Losing Jobs to Robots
Although Clooney will easily survive the job scare and the Nestlé snub, Hollywood has been put on notice that no job is safe from robots, even if you've won an Academy Award. (December 12, 2014)

Analyst Outlook
Why Jobs Are Lost to Robots: IT in a New Form Factor
The inescapable fact that humans have been grappling with for decades: feeling marginalized by the very machines that we create. (December 07, 2014)

EU Robotics Update: Horizon 2020 Confirms $102M New Funding
EU goal is to create 240,000 jobs through robotics by 2020. (December 05, 2014)

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)



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