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Daimler in Nevada: Driver a Must for Driverless Big Rig
The positive implications of “safe” self-driving 18-wheelers in the U.S. are beyond question (May 22, 2015)

NIST Develops Tests for Robotic Grasping
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is working with an automaker and universities to develop consistent tests for manipulators and related software. (May 21, 2015)

Maxon Releases New High-Torque DC Brushless Motors
Maxon has released a high-torque version of its iron-core internal rotor drive, which is suitable for robotics. (May 20, 2015)

Jabez Ships Latest Version of Robotmaster CAD/CAM Software
Jabez Technologies has released Robotmaster v6.2, which includes features for CAD/CAM synchronization and automated welding. (May 18, 2015)

EU Awards $78M Contract for French Fusion Reactor
The U.K.'s Amec Foster Wheeler is the lead contractor for a robot to maintain particle beam injectors. (May 12, 2015)

Vecna Offers Testing Facilities to MassRobotics
Vecna's CTO gave Robotics Business Review a tour of the company's development facilities and a potential MassRobotics co-working space. (May 11, 2015)

Beneath the Robot Boom in Southeast Asia
Big plans afoot that may well set the tone for the ASEAN’s emergence as a massive single market and producer well into the next half century. (May 10, 2015)

Mini-Robotic Probe Destroys Inoperable Brain Tumors
Laser therapy transmits heat to coagulate, or “cook,” brain tumors from the inside out. (May 01, 2015)

Overheard at RoboBusiness Europe 2015
Presenters and attendees discuss the state of European robotics and things to improve. (April 29, 2015)

EU Preps Robot Laws But Shouldn’t Cut Spending, MP Says
The European Parliament has formed a working group to propose a regulatory framework for European robotics, but is that what the continent needs to stay competitive? (April 23, 2015)

MassRobotics Seeks to Build Industry Standards
Daniel Theobald, CTO of Vecna Technologies, discusses his hopes for MassRobotics to help the entire industry. (April 23, 2015)

Household Robots that See, Need Also to Recognize
For household robots ever to be practical, they’ll need to be able to recognize the objects. (April 22, 2015)

Rethink Welcomes New Money, New Investors & New Robot
With the exception of 2011, Rethink Robotics has received millions in JV investments every year since its founding in 2008. (April 16, 2015)

Swiss Team Develops Self-Stabilizing Drones
The University of Zurich and SenseFly have designed a system for drone self-stabilization without GPS. (April 15, 2015)

Falling Fuel Prices Boost Undersea Robots
Offshore oil companies worldwide are looking ahead to robotics even as a current slump has led to layoffs in the Gulf of Mexico. (April 13, 2015)



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