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Revolutionary Battery to Power Marine Robots
A revolutionary battery that exploits the reaction between lithium metal and seawater could soon be powering everything from autonomous submarines to buoys and deep-water sensors. (April 26, 2012)

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Robots May Help Kids with Special Needs
“Robots are always charming to children. The idea that a child in a hospital with issues can stand in front of an object, human or otherwise, and the child would have curiosity about that object was fascinating to me,’’ Ferran says. To test his theory—back in the late 1980s—Ferran and Doornick conducted a psychiatric interview behind a mirror while Seco was in the room with a child. Doornick controlled the robot with his voice, and once the child began to feel at ease, he would slip in the questions Ferran needed addressed. (April 18, 2012)

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The Robots Among Us
An exclusive, year-long Robotics Business Review series “Robots Among Us” tracks the evolution of robots into an ever broader participation with humans. From farming to deep-sea mining to automated transit systems to robot teachers, surgeons and household guardians, to autonomous aircraft, automobiles, freight trains and restaurant wait staff, we’ll report on how these new-age mechanical assistants are slipping into our lives and why—and what they are up to next. (April 14, 2012)

Inside Robotics with Dan Kara
Debuting this month Dan Kara (The Kara Report: Inside Robotics). Joins us, daily, weekly and monthly throughout the year for an ongoing, eye-opening journey into the next great epoch of the New Industrial Revolution: Robotics. Take Dan along; he’ll show you every step of the way. You’ll be glad you did. (March 04, 2012)

Research Report
Latest Trends in the North American Consumer Robotics Market
Emerging from difficult economic times, the consumer robotics industry is back on track. This extensive Robotics Trends research report on the North American market reveals what buyers want now and in the years ahead. (February 29, 2012)

In-Depth Analysis
Robotics Tackles Neurosurgery
Notwithstanding, with government approval taking three to five years, if not longer, getting a medical robot to market remains a challenge. Succeeding in the market once you get there is yet another matter. Medical robots remain extremely big investments for hospitals, with prices of $1 million to $2 million not uncommon for advanced systems. (February 14, 2012)

Robotics Breakthrough: WAM Arms!
The Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), of Japan, has created the world’s first robot system that learns to clothe elderly and physically disabled people. Leveraging the concept of “skills transfer” from a human caregiver to a robot, “reinforcement learning” takes place in minutes, gracefully adapting to the individual size and shape of the person being dressed. (February 14, 2012)

EPSON Robots Announces New, Low Cost Smart Cameras
EPSON Robots, the global leader in PC controlled, precision robots introduced today EPSON Smart Cameras, a new low cost, high performance vision guidance solution for our Micro Power Drive Controllers. EPSON Smart Cameras provide the ultimate experience in ease of use, compact size, and reliability at incredible new value based prices. Combined with the EPSON Micro Power Drive and EPSON Robots, EPSON Smart Cameras create a new class of vision guidance solutions by combining high performance with low price. (February 09, 2012)

Research Report
Mining the Seafloor with Robots
Gold, rare earth elements, and other sea riches could sustain humanity for centuries, while providing enormous opportunities for robotics developers. (February 01, 2012)

New Robotics Laboratory Set to Open at the University of York
The facility will provide a base to develop and test swarm robotic systems. (January 20, 2012)

Intuitive Surgical’s Q4 Earnings Rise
The company reported fourth quarter, 2011 revenue of $497 million, up 28% compared with $389 million for the fourth quarter of 2010. (January 20, 2012)

Open Hardware Standards Gain Ground
Will standardized platforms boost robotics development the way IBM's PC architecture accelerated the deployment of desktop computers? (January 18, 2012)

RE2, Inc. to Deliver Robotic Manipulator Arms to Afghanistan for Evaluation
The complete system will provide troops with a dismounted light-weight, yet robust micro-unmanned ground vehicle. (January 18, 2012)

Mazor Robotics Announces Key European Patent for Surgical Guidance Robot
Mazor holds related patents in other major markets throughout the world and has a solid IP position in global markets, including the US, Canada and Europe. (January 11, 2012)

AUVSI Applauds DOD for Continued Funding of Unmanned Systems in Strategic Defense Review
Secretary of Defense Panetta will continue to invest in utilizing unmanned systems to protect and work with troops in theater. (January 05, 2012)

Parker Hannifin Moves Forward with Indego Exoskeleton

Modular Robotics: A Scrappy Approach to Educational Robots

Factory Robots Get STAMINA Boost

How Honeybee’s Unexpected Meeting with NASA Changed Everything

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