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NIST Develops Tests for Robotic Grasping
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is working with an automaker and universities to develop consistent tests for manipulators and related software. (May 21, 2015)

Is Sale of Universal Robots Classic Innovator’s Dilemma?
It was just a matter of time until the titans of M&A noticed Universal Robots. (May 20, 2015)

ABB Starts Manufacturing Robots in the U.S.
ABB's Robotics Business Unit begins operations in Auburn Hills, Mich., with the intention of eventually making all of its North American robots and controllers there. (May 20, 2015)

Jabez Ships Latest Version of Robotmaster CAD/CAM Software
Jabez Technologies has released Robotmaster v6.2, which includes features for CAD/CAM synchronization and automated welding. (May 18, 2015)

Teradyne Buys Co-Robot Maker Universal Robots for $285M
Teradyne is acquiring Universal Robots, which makes manufacturing robots that can work alongside humans, to expand in the booming Asian robotics market. (May 13, 2015)

Labor Shortages Prompt Strawberry Picking Automation
Strawberries aren't the easiest fruit to pick -- for humans or robots -- but the industry sees value in automation. (May 05, 2015)

Spanish Cluster Tries to Lower Precision Farming Costs
At RoboBusiness Europe 2015, one panelist explained why industrial automation is needed to feed the world. (April 30, 2015)

Overheard at RoboBusiness Europe 2015
Presenters and attendees discuss the state of European robotics and things to improve. (April 29, 2015)

MassRobotics Seeks to Build Industry Standards
Daniel Theobald, CTO of Vecna Technologies, discusses his hopes for MassRobotics to help the entire industry. (April 23, 2015)

Vecna CTO Talks About Nurturing Roboticists
Qualified roboticists are hard to find, but talent and altruism can be developed. (April 22, 2015)

Clearpath Gets Funds for Materials Handling
Clearpath Robotics has raised $11.2 million to hire developers and reach into manufacturing. (April 21, 2015)

Swisslog (er, KUKA) Acquires FORTE Industries. Why?
Big time consolidation is rolling into logistics and intralogistics. Just ask Swisslog. (April 21, 2015)

Intellibot Robotics Acquired by Sealed Air Corp.
Sealed Air expands into robot floor cleaning with acquisition. (April 17, 2015)

Rethink Welcomes New Money, New Investors & New Robot
With the exception of 2011, Rethink Robotics has received millions in JV investments every year since its founding in 2008. (April 16, 2015)

ABB Buys Gomtec, Expands Co-Robot Offerings
ABB Group announced that it has bought Gomtec, and both companies expect to benefit from shared resources for promoting safer industrial automation. (April 14, 2015)



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