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German Robotics Research Targets New Horizons
Germany has long been a strong user of industrial automation, but expanding applications, university research, and savvy PR are helping the country retain its robotics leadership. (September 15, 2015)

The Essential Interview: NASA Researcher Robert Ambrose
Sometimes it is rocket science. See what a senior NASA researcher says is his favorite project and how he worked with GM on Robo-Glove and Robonaut. (August 20, 2015)

Vicarious’ AI Vision Draws $70M From International Investors
Vicarious tries to emulate human vision, and big companies hope to apply its technology. (August 19, 2015)

San Mateo to Host Robotics as a Business Conference
The Robotics as a Business conference will examine how emerging technologies and trends will affect businesses and what they can do about it. (July 07, 2015)

NASA Centennial Challenges Push Robotics
NASA promotes robotics for space exploration, but are the rewards and potential uses sufficient? (June 17, 2015)

EC Slashes Horizon 2020 Budget for Robotics Research
Despite opposition from scientists, the European Commission cut funding for robotics research by $27 million. Some fear that it will harm global competitiveness. (June 11, 2015)

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)

DARPA’s Robotics Fast Track to Aid Smaller Firms
The U.S. Department of Defense is trying to help smaller robotics companies get a piece of the federal contracting pie by easing the process in the hopes of getting faster innovation. (May 20, 2015)

Vecna Offers Testing Facilities to MassRobotics
Vecna's CTO gave Robotics Business Review a tour of the company's development facilities and a potential MassRobotics co-working space. (May 11, 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)

EU Preps Robot Laws But Shouldn’t Cut Spending, MP Says
The European Parliament has formed a working group to propose a regulatory framework for European robotics, but is that what the continent needs to stay competitive? (April 23, 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)

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)

Swiss Team Develops Self-Stabilizing Drones
The University of Zurich and SenseFly have designed a system for drone self-stabilization without GPS. (April 15, 2015)

The U.K., France Partner on Anti-Mine Robots
An international contract calls for development of a cluster of automated vessels for mine removal. (April 10, 2015)

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