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Geopolitics Guides Military Robotics Race
The drive to geopolitical security has led several nations to develop military robotics. Autonomous weapons systems provide both opportunity and peril. (April 06, 2016)

Collaborative Robots: Power and Force
Power and force applications involve cobot operations where there is a chance of contact between the robot and the human co-worker. (April 05, 2016)

Humanoid Shows Iran’s Potential for Robotics
The Middle East isn't considered a hotbed of robotics R&D, but its universities have strong programs, and the region could follow others to tech-based prosperity. (April 05, 2016)

Drone Funding Provides Lift for Specific Applications
Drone makers and investors are looking to precision agriculture, utilities inspection, and IoT as growth markets, while delivery drones wait on FAA rules. (April 04, 2016)

The “Mixed Pallet” Finally Falls to Robot Hands
Things have suddenly changed for the fabled humans-only mixed pallet. Its days are over! (April 04, 2016)

Are Home Robots Good Medicine for Age, Loneliness & Ill-health?
Research suggests that a robot companion could help us to stave off loneliness, sickness, even death. (April 01, 2016)

How Patents Die: Expiring 3D Printing Patents
An expired 3D printing patent gives only the right to use that specific 20-year-old technology, or does it? (April 01, 2016)

AutoLap Aids Surgery With Image-Guided Laparoscope
AutoLap, a three-part laparoscope positioning system, has received FDA approval, as MST and others look to U.S., Asian markets. (April 01, 2016)

India’s Military Robotics Ambitions to Affect Global Partners
The Indian government wants robot soldiers, which would affect India's economy, geopolitical standing, and technology partnerships. (March 31, 2016)

Japan Sets Its Sights on Commercial UAVs at Drone Expo 2016
Several Japanese and international UAV providers showed off their latest commercial wares at the Japan Drone 2016 exposition. (March 30, 2016)

Collaborative Robots: Speed and Separation
As part of its series of downloads on collaborative robotics, Omron describes how speed and separation are relevant to safe cobot operations. (March 29, 2016)

Collaborative Robots: Safety-Rated Monitored Stop
Omron explains how collaborative robots should be designed to work in a safety-rated stop application. (March 29, 2016)

Collaborative Robots: Hand Guiding
Collaborative robots can allow human operators to manually move them to certain limited positions. (March 29, 2016)

Collaborative Robots: Risk Assessment
Omron lays out the steps involved for ensuring safe operations of collaborative robots. (March 29, 2016)

Collaborative Robot Introduction
Omron begins its series of whitepapers on collaborative robots with relevant definitions. (March 29, 2016)



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