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Latest Industrial News
Is There Such a Thing as a Robot?
The law has found the Internet unsettling. (April 17, 2014)

Boeing Secretly Tested Assembly Robots
Boeing intends to dramatically change the way the plane’s metal hull is built. (April 09, 2014)

PetriJet Compact Lab Automation Robot Ready to Market
PetriJet, a lab automation robot aimed at small-to-medium size laboratories looking for an affordable way to automate processes, is ready for the market. The diminutive lab automation robot PetriJet handles 100 petri dishes an hour. (April 07, 2014)

Future Factory Robots Get STAMINA Boost
European researchers involved in the STAMINA project have concluded a series of experiments on a flexible robot learning system that allows factory bots to be easily trained by co-workers. (April 04, 2014)

Smart Robot with a Hot Hand: Welding Gets More Profitable
Automated welding for small and medium-sized job shops. (April 04, 2014)

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

C-Bot Physiotherapist Robot Conducting Experimental Upper Body Treatment
The C-Bot robotic system, being created by FisioBot, consists of two robotic arms from RBR50 company Universal Robots, fitted with a 2-finger adaptive robot gripper by Robotiq. (March 14, 2014)

ABB Ventures and Berwind Put $14M into Persimmon
A new approach to making motor components using 3D deposition processes (March 11, 2014)

KUKA Acquires ALEMA Automation
ALEMA Automation supplies automation solutions to the aviation industry. (March 11, 2014)

Boll vs. KUKA Robot Ping Pong Match a Missed Opportunity
The much-hyped ping pong match between Timo Boll and KUKA's Agilus robot disappoints, fails to communicate capabilities of highly-effective industrial robot arms. (March 11, 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)

Seegrid Debuts GWS35 Unmanned Walkie Stacker
Seegrid has introduced its GWS35 unmanned walkie stacker that automatically picks, drops, stacks and puts away loads up to 72 inches at a maximum load capacity of 3,500 pounds. (March 10, 2014)

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

Can Robotics Aid Australia’s Declining Industrial Base?
"We can borrow and build from what has already been developed." (February 26, 2014)





3D-Printed UAVs Complete Preliminary UK Trials

Parker Hannifin Moves Forward with Indego Exoskeleton

Modular Robotics: A Scrappy Approach to Educational Robots

Factory Robots Get STAMINA Boost

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