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Robbie the Robot: Personal Assistant for Limbless Teenager
A prototype of Robbie the Robot, designed to assist a teenager born without limbs with everyday tasks, has been unveiled by Trinity College Dublin. Robbie the Robot was built on a budget of $69,100. (March 25, 2014)

Call for Presenters: RoboBusiness 2014
Do you have a unique, detailed and innovative presentation to share at RoboBusiness 2014? Deadline to enter is March 31. (March 25, 2014)

S. Korea Buys $814M of Northrop Grumman Global Hawks
South Korea plans to buy four Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircrafts to monitor North Korea. The first delivery must occur by 2018. (March 24, 2014)

From BIM to Build: “Roboticization” and the Automated Jobsite
Robot reality on the construction site is in gradual “roboticization. (March 23, 2014)

Blue River Reaps $10M in New Funding for FarmBot
Weed-hunting algorithms stalk lettuce fields (March 23, 2014)

UK’s Deep-Ocean Robot Faces Atlantic Test
Long-range robo-sub on 30-day sea trial off Irish coast (March 21, 2014)

British Robotics Aims for Revival
Britain has long lagged behind many other nations in robot development and application (March 20, 2014)

The Essential Interview: iRobot’s Paolo Pirjanian
Paolo Pirjanian, a life in robotics. (March 19, 2014)

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

Ava 500 Telepresence Robot: Another Boon for iRobot?
The Ava 500 telepresence robot from iRobot and Cisco is no longer in beta. What remains to be seen is how big a play telepresence can be for iRobot, an RBR50 company. (March 18, 2014)

RoboBusiness 2014 Announces Advisory Council
RoboBusiness is working closely with the advisors to build a comprehensive program that brings together high-level decision makers and highlights cutting edge robotics technologies, new business strategies and market opportunities for its attendees. (March 17, 2014)

Could a Robot’s AI Algorithm Be Racist or Ageist?
Companies investing in co-worker robots should beware of labor laws (March 17, 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)

RBR Insights
Otherlab: Developing Low-Cost, Inflatable Robots
San Francisco, Calif.-based startup Otherlab is developing robots with textile-based, inflatable actuators that contract upon inflation into specially-designed shapes to effect motion. Since these robots are built out of lightweight fabric-and-air structural members and powered via pneumatics or hydraulics, they exhibit large strength-to-weight ratios. (March 17, 2014)

Xconomy’s 3rd Annual Summing Up of Robotics
April is a great time of year to do a summing up on the status of robotics. (March 14, 2014)



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