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Powering Up Construction Workers with ExoSuits
A construction worker wearing an exosuit eliminates or lessens nearly all of the risks. It's widespread use seems inevitable. (July 26, 2015)

Apple Orchards Ripe for this Robot Picker
He is pleased with the progress that’s been made and optimistic that a prototype could be commercialized in the near future. (July 23, 2015)

A “Smart” Robot, a Warehouse, Big Data…and You!
Why are we limiting warehouse robots to just pick, pack and ship orders when they are capable of doing so much more? (July 23, 2015)

Robotic Bricklayers Gear Up for Construction Demand
Fastbrick Robotics hopes to get $3 million to develop and commercialize its Hadrian bricklaying robot, while Construction Robotics' SAM is already on sites in the U.S. (July 08, 2015)

TransEnterix Raising $50M, Waits for FDA to Approve SurgiBot
TransEnterix is raising funds for sales and clinical reps for its SurgiBot, which it is positioning as an affordable alternative to Intuitive's da Vinci. (July 01, 2015)

Equity Markets Approach Robotics With Caution
Investors are wary of the high expectations for robots and tend to value software over hardware, but the industry is growing and changing. (June 29, 2015)

Teradyne CEO on Universal Robots Acquisition, Strategic Vision
The demand for co-robots in China and Universal Robots' lead in market share provide incentives for Teradyne's expansion. (June 25, 2015)

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

Fetch Robotics Gets $20M to Meet Warehouse Demand
Investors display confidence in warehouse automation by supporting Fetch Robotics, which makes the Fetch and Freight co-robots for order fulfillment. (June 16, 2015)

Adept Technology Sells $8M in Shares, Gets Distributors
Adept Technology raised money for working capital and announced distributors for its industrial robots. (June 16, 2015)

IBM Watson’s Rob High to Kick Off RoboBusiness 2015
IBM Watson's Rob High launches the 2015 version of RoboBusiness (now in its 11th year, September 23-25). (June 11, 2015)

Ocado Designs SecondHands To Be the Equal of Humans
The U.K.-based 'Amazon of food' ambitions include co-robots that can aid humans and then apply lessons independently. (June 11, 2015)

The Essential Interview: Esben Østergaard of Universal Robots
Eben Ostergaard, co-founder of Universal Robots, describes how his experiences as a researcher in different countries help him lead his company. (June 10, 2015)

Robots Hone Shaver Line at Philips
Adept robots at the Dutch manufacturer are an example of how robotics can make factories more responsive to rapidly changing consumer tastes. (June 09, 2015)

Amazon Picks a Robotics Challenge Winner
Team RBO from the Technical University of Berlin won the Amazon Picking Challenge by a wide margin, but is more automation worth the costs? (June 04, 2015)

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