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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)

Design and Manufacture of Successful and Affordable Gripping Systems
The time, cost and effort to machine custom EOATs can be prohibitive, which is why end-users may settle for non-customized, stock solutions. Download this paper to learn more about Stratasys and EOAT. (June 01, 2015)

The United Arab Emirates Encourages Women in Engineering
Thanks in part to demand from the local nuclear power industry, robotics research involving female engineering students is thriving in the United Arab Emirates. (May 28, 2015)

Clearpath Provides a Mobile Platform for Rethink’s Baxter
Clearpath's new Ridgeback mobile platform is capable of carrying heavy payloads, including Rethink's Baxter manipulator robot. (May 27, 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)

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)



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