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Jibo to Reveal Secrets of Commercializing Social Robots
Six Values Re-writing Laws of Healthcare Robotics
RVT Capitalizing on Robotic Vision Systems


Does HP’s Meg Whitman Scare Stratasys?
Whitman thinks that HP has worked out how to make them faster and better. (September 01, 2014)

Dyson to Announce Major New Product Sept. 4
Sir James Dyson of Great Britain, known for innovative consumer products for decades, has taken to cyberspace to provide a tantalizing taste of what's to come, possibly as soon as Thursday. (August 29, 2014)

The Quiet Invasion: Robots in Suburbia
Partridge Lane in Fairfield, Connecticut doesn't appear to be at the cutting edge of a domestic revolution. (August 29, 2014)

Jibo to Reveal Secrets of Commercializing Social Robots
Jibo founder and CEO Dr. Cynthia Breazeal will deliver a keynote at RoboBusiness 2014 about the commercial challenges of bringing social robots to the home as a mass consumer product in the context of Jibo. Dr. Breazeal will also discuss how this new "breed" of social robot interacts with people in an interpersonal way, more as a partner rather than as a tool, and opens new applications for socially intelligent machines in the future. (August 28, 2014)

Research Report
Robotics and the “New” Supply Chain: 2015-2020
Today’s complex global supply chains are poised to be dismantled. 3D printing and intelligent, mobile robotics are transforming global supply chains. Robotics Business Review's special report "Robotics and the “New” Supply Chain: 2015-2020" addresses the arrival, challenges, benefits and costs of the “New” supply chain and the demands of modern logistics. (August 28, 2014)

Logistics Sector Lags Pace of Overall Economy
Complex machines that “uncomplicate” supply chains (August 27, 2014)

Adept Technology Posts Disappointing Results for Quarter
Adept Technology president & CEO Rob Cain describes fiscal year 2014 as an "inflection point" as sales in the U.S. "declined significantly" in the fourth quarter. (August 27, 2014)

Judge OKs Lawsuit Against Intuitive Surgical for Misleading Shareholders
RBR50 company Intuitive Surgical is staying busy in court, with judges disagreeing on whether it's provable company executives withheld crucial concerns about product safety from investors. (August 26, 2014)

HStar Technologies Literally Gives Patients a Lift
HStar technologies develops autonomous mobile robots that can carry patients and large payloads in multiple environments. (August 22, 2014)

Six Values Re-writing Laws of Healthcare Robotics
Professor Tom Sorell of the University of Warwick, U.K. and other experts involved in the European Union's ACCOMPANY project have created a list of six core values for use in the design of care robots. The six values can be promoted by a care-robot “depending on whether the purpose of the robot is to prolong normal adult autonomy and independence as far as possible into old age, or whether the purpose is to take the load off the support network for an older person”. (August 21, 2014)

RVT Capitalizing on Robotic Vision Systems
Bloomfield Hills, Mich.-based Robotic Vision Technologies filed a patent for a vision-based safety system that either slows down a robot or shuts it down completely when an object is detected within the safety net. Once the object is out of the safety net, the robot continues on its way. (August 21, 2014)

Tomorrow’s Supply Chains Today
Complex machines that “uncomplicate” supply chains. (August 19, 2014)

U.S. Navy Testing Lockheed Martin Fortis Exoskeletons
The U.S. Navy has signed a contract with RBR50 company Lockheed Martin to test two Fortis exoskeletons help ship maintenance crews perform tasks that require heavy lifting. One exoskeleton will be tested at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Virginia, while the other suit will be evaluated at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Washington state. (August 19, 2014)

Yaskawa Motoman Releases MH50 II-Series Robots
RBR50 company Yaskawa Motoman has introduced its high-speed MH50 II Series that features the MH50 II, the MH50 II-35 and the MH50 II-20 robot arms. All three models feature six axes and use the dynamic DX200 controller that features patented multiple robot control technology to control up to eight robots (72 axes). (August 18, 2014)

Game Changer Awards: Early Bird Deadline Approaching
The Robotics Business Review Game Changer Awards honor the robotics industry's remarkable technical accomplishments and their makers. The early bird deadline is Friday, Aug. 15. (August 14, 2014)



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