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Self-driving Automobiles: Robotics over Romance
Autonomous vehicles: 75% of all light-duty vehicle sales by 2035 (August 31, 2013)

Suitable Technologies Welcomes Transfers from Willow Garage
After seven years of innovative research and development, Willow Garage decided to focus its efforts elsewhere, transferring most employees to one of its spin-off companies, Suitable Technologies, Inc. (August 30, 2013)

Through a Glass Brightly: Meet the 2013 Game Changer Awards Judges
Eight experts hailing from five countries representing the robotics industry spectrum. These are the Game Changer Awards judges. (August 30, 2013)

Is Adept on the Mend? Shares Rally 26.9% to $4.15
Adept’s shares rallied up in late August. Maybe the turnaround is working. (August 29, 2013)

Hardware Accelerator Going Dutch
An expansion of the already popular Startupbootcamp accelerator network, High Tech XL is a new startup development program co-funded by VC firm Dutch Expansion Capital and global accounting firm Ernst & Young. But unlike the majority of programs focused on software development, High Tech XL is joining the ranks of the few, the promising—the hardware bootcamps. (August 26, 2013)

To Program or to Train a Robot: It Seems, to Gaze Pays
For robots to be useful service in everyday environments, they need to handle unpredictable and changing social spaces. (August 24, 2013)

Increasing Throughput for Shop-floor Robots
Simulation software for production line automation provides an excellent opportunity to help increase efficiency. (August 23, 2013)

ABB and SVIA Team Up on Machine-tending Robot System
New systems increases productivity by 70% in a 20-hour working day. (August 23, 2013)

New Robot Carousel System for Automated Storage & Retrieval
Robot carousel accommodates many types and sizes of cartons and totes up to 36". (August 23, 2013)

iRobot’s $199 Floor Mopping Robot Launches in North America
Braava is a complement to an already strong suite of home robots. (August 22, 2013)

Big Picture Changes in Little Pixy Vision Sensor
The product of a partnership between Carnegie Mellon University and Austin-based Charmed Labs Pixy is the latest version of the CMUcam, a popular line of open source vision sensors. The Kickstarter has already raised its goal of $25,000, and Pixy is well on its way to reaching its goal of providing an easy-to-use, smart camera sensor at low cost for a wide audience. (August 21, 2013)

Analyst Outlook
Is a Robotics “Babel” Headed toward Health Care for 2014?
Will interoperability issues affect the thousands of medical robots enteingr the health care delivery system? (August 20, 2013)

Portrait of a Roboticist as an Artist
Delivering up disruptive robotics into peoples’ homes and businesses (August 19, 2013)

Is IBM Leading the Next (Virtual) Step in Cloud Robotics?
IBM’s new purchase, SoftLayer, powered the DARPA Virtual Robotics Competition, and could do the same for the future of cloud robotics. (August 19, 2013)

U.S. Navy Awards $60 Million for Unmanned Warplane
This is the first major push for a weaponized UAV to be tested for carrier launches and landings. (August 16, 2013)



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