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The Essential Interview: Steve Cousins, CEO of Savioke
The founder of Savioke, whose Relay is a model of robots as a service in hotels, shares observations about robotics development. (February 10, 2016)

Denmark Open to Automation as Much of Europe Sours
Danes hold the European title of being most open to the use of robots, yet Danish companies are not fully exploiting the potential of industrial robotics because they lack vital knowledge. (February 03, 2016)

Apellix Readies Drones for Coatings Industry
Jobs that require climbing utility towers or other structures are ideal uses for automation. Apellix has developed its four-part Worker Bee system to address infrastructure needs. (February 01, 2016)

Farmers Start to Benefit From Automated Ground Vehicles
Robots are rapidly moving into fields to help with lettuce cultivation and weeding, but full autonomy and fruit picking pose challenges. (January 28, 2016)

Wearable Robots Speed Physical Rehabilitation
Researchers in Canada, Texas, and Singapore are among the pioneers helping patients overcome traumatic brain injuries with exoskeletons. (January 21, 2016)

Toyota’s New AI Hire Discusses Research at CES 2016
James Kuffner, who has moved from Google to Toyota, discussed robotics, AI, and cloud computing at the Consumer Electronics Show. (January 14, 2016)

Nominate the World’s Top Robotics Companies for the RBR50
Do you know a leading robotics company? RBR is accepting submissions for its fifth annual RBR50 list of the top robotics companies in the world. (December 15, 2015)

Mobile Robots Rev Up for Material Handling
Material handling is a prime target for automation, but modern manufacturing and logistics have specific and shifting requirements. How are mobile robots satisfying them? (December 03, 2015)

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
Yulun 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)



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