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Horizon 2020 Update: European Robotics Projects Proliferate
Multiple European robotics organizations are calling for projects to demonstrate technology's social and economic benefits, but can they stimulate competitiveness? (May 06, 2016)

Soft Robotics Blend Rigid, Deformable Components
A combination of materials is enabling soft robots to be more responsive, as researchers develop devices that can hop and shapeshift. (April 20, 2016)

Robotics in India Starts Small but Is Growing Fast
Robotics researchers and automation companies are building to a critical mass to help the sector position India as an industry leader. (March 15, 2016)

Hydroid Launches Next-Gen REMUS 100 AUV
Hydroid listened to customer feedback when refreshing its REMUS 100 undersea drone with a more compact, energy-efficient design and ROS-based architecture. (March 14, 2016)

General Dynamics Buys UUV Maker Bluefin Robotics
The global fleet of naval robotics is growing, as General Dynamics Mission Systems acquires Bluefin Robotics. (February 29, 2016)

Robots Promise Greater Productivity Amid Oil Slump
Just as with regional economies and energy companies, not every robotics provider is doing equally well during the current fuel price drop. (February 08, 2016)

Can Scotland Develop Into a Global AI Hub?
EU and U.K. research support could help Edinburgh become an artificial intelligence leader, but success may depend on commercial applications. (January 20, 2016)

Down to the Sea in Robots: Ore and Mineral Bonanza Awaits
Copper, gold, zinc and silver await in the cold, dark abyss 3,000 feet down. (January 14, 2016)

Five Robotics Predictions for 2016
Don't wait up for flying cars, but robotic farms, factories, and households are coming sooner than you may think. (January 04, 2016)

Top Robotics Transactions of 2015
Catch up on a baker's dozen mergers, acquisitions, and investments that altered the fast-moving robotics industry in the past year. (December 31, 2015)

Marine Robotics Goes Under, Salvaged by Kraken Sonar
Newfoundland-based Marine Robotics has sunk, but Kraken Sonar Systems picked up its staff and a drone, and other AUV companies are doing well. (November 19, 2015)

Ocean Aero Launches Submaran S10 Hybrid Vessel
Ocean Aero's marine drone combines the capabilities of AUVs and USVs. Networks of long-range drones could help keep humans ashore. (October 27, 2015)

University Aims to Make Leeds a Self-Repairing City
Robots are spreading beneath streets, reducing traffic disruptions. University researchers are developing drones for inspecting and repairing urban infrastructure, and ULC Robotics' CISBOT is already crawling through gas pipes in several cities. (October 26, 2015)

ABB Consolidates in Canada, Invests in IoT
ABB is spending $70 million over the next decade to centralize its energy and automation functions in Quebec. (October 19, 2015)

New Network to Boost U.K. Robotics Capabilities
The U.K. Robotics and Autonomous Systems Network and the Northern Robotics Network invest millions to facilitate commercialization, help local economy. (September 30, 2015)



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