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Robotics Startups Need Space to Grow, Says MassRobotics Chief
Massachusetts has the key ingredients for a successful robotics sector, but there are challenges, says Tom Ryden, executive director at MassRobotics. (November 20, 2015)

U.K. Robotics and Employment—What Does the Future Hold?
A University of Oxford paper and the British press have warned that automation, AI, and robotics will replace up to half of jobs, but will really happen is uncertain. (November 12, 2015)

The Essential Interview: Yulun Wang, founder of InTouch Health
Yulan Wang, co-founder of Computer Motion and InTouch Health, explains how he got into surgical robotics, his tech wish list, and the differences between privately held and public companies. (November 11, 2015)

In Their Own Words: 10 Women Talk About the Future of Robotics
Ten prominent women in robotics describe their research and development in areas including human-machine interaction, materials handling, and nanomedicine. (October 15, 2015)

Packaging, Mobile Robots Must Keep Up With Product Lifespans
The need for speed and flexibility is driving ease-of-use improvements in robots, says a product line manager at Adept Technology. (October 02, 2015)

SynTouch Gets $2.5M in Grants for New Machine Touch Applications
The DoD and NSF award two grants to commercialize systems for fragile grasping and standardized haptic properties. (October 01, 2015)

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)

WPI Wins $570,000 in NSF Grants for Soft Robotics
Worcester Polytechnic Institute wins two grants to develop soft robotics, which could be useful for medical, search-and-rescue, and co-working applications. (September 14, 2015)

Singapore Builds on Robotics Innovation
The city-state is pursuing robotics through university-corporate partnerships and by attracting international talent. (September 08, 2015)

Robotics—the Indian Way
India lags in robotics adoption compared with East Asia and the West, but a clean slate and frugal innovation could help it catch up. (September 03, 2015)

Vecna Cares About Robotics Standards, Absorbs VGo
Vecna is working with other organizations to develop robotics standards, says CTO Daniel Theobald, who says that automation for its own sake isn't enough. (September 03, 2015)

Competitiveness, Education at Stake for MassRobotics
Vecna CEO and other MassRobotics board members talk about regional robotics initiative's goals and the need to stay competitive. (September 01, 2015)

University of Limerick Pilots Intelligent ROVs
Irish researchers develop semi-autonomous sea drones that can be controlled from around the world. (August 21, 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)

Mobile Robots Podcast: Capabilities, Industrial Impact and ROI
In this RoboBriefing, Adept Technology's Terry Hannon explains how autonomous indoor vehicles are evolving along with the supply chain, manufacturing, and service needs. The supply chain is becoming more efficient through lean manufacturing and similar practices. In response, robots are getting smarter and smaller, making them safer to work alongside humans, explains Hannon. Get the breakdown on the best applications and value proposition for this frontier of robotics. (July 15, 2015)

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