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Like New Again: Amazing Robotic Arm Restores Amputee
Prostheses aided by the unique discovery that titanium can fuse with bone tissue. (March 01, 2013)

Small-payload Robots Fastest Growing Market 2013 to 2016
Significant advances in machine vision, sensing and gripping, have enabled robots to start being used in new industrial applications and unfamiliar sectors. (December 28, 2012)

Automation Systems More Flexible with Robots in the Mix
Different robots from a mix of different manufacturers can easily be added to the system. (December 25, 2012)

In-Depth Analysis
Vijay et al: The Rise of Aerial Robots
Making small vehicles that are autonomous that can operate in three-dimensional envionments. (December 14, 2012)

Consumer Robot Sales to Surpass $15B by 2015
The mechanical march of robots into consumers' lives is slowly picking up pace. Something on the new horizon, could jump-start a nascent market. (November 20, 2012)

Progress Report on Eldercare Robots
Frank Tobe interviews the father of robotics, Joseph Engelberger, and takes an intensive look at the viability of eldercare robots today. (November 06, 2012)

New Danish Robot Revolutionizes Manufacturing
Universal Robots' lightweight robotic arms are now making their US debut at this year's International Manufacturing Trade Show (IMTS) in Chicago (August 28, 2012)

Intelligent Walls Bring Robotic Sophistication to Modern Architecture
Manufactured at the University of Toronto’s RAD (Responsive Architecture at Daniels), the Wallbots constitute a responsive partition system that can move, resize, attach, and detach from one another to create different sized spaces and accommodate different functions. The technology is beyond user controlled; it is user responsive. (August 21, 2012)

In-Depth Analysis
Collision-free Flying for UAVs in Crowded Skies
The new technology promises major advantages over radar-based UAV anti-collision systems that calculate distances using reflected radio signals. (July 31, 2012)

In-Depth Analysis
Facebook for Robots? Why Not?
Imagine a future with millions of robots worldwide making friends, keeping in contact with each other and sharing information together? Maybe a robot-only petabyte or two of Wall photos, Timeline memories and special robot-to-robot chat. (June 23, 2012)

RoboBees Bring Artisanship To Mass Production
A new technique inspired by elegant pop-up books and origami will soon allow clones of robotic insects to be mass-produced by the sheet. (June 04, 2012)

Open Source, Open Questions
An open source approach might have a comparatively greater impact on the robotics market than the enterprise IT space a decade ago. (May 21, 2012)

Robots That Can Reveal the Inner Workings of Your Brain
Using a robotic arm guided by a cell-detecting computer algorithm, the team has discovered a way to identify and record neurons in the living mouse brain with better accuracy and speed than a human experimenter, according to MIT News. (May 10, 2012)

UK Pours $25M Into Robotics R&D
The partnership between the Government and industry is in the form of a working agreement between the EPSRC and an eight-strong group of industry leaders, including BAE Systems, Schlumberger, National Nuclear Laboratory, The UK Space Agency and Sellafield Ltd. (May 09, 2012)

In-Depth Analysis
Renewable Energy & Zero Emissions: How Robots Are Leveraging Fusion Reactors
Fusion reactions promise cheaper, cleaner energy than that provided by conventional nuclear fission reactor facilities. While fission involves splitting elements, fusion works by overcoming certain elements' natural repulsion to fuse them together, releasing huge amounts of kinetic energy in the process. (May 02, 2012)



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