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China’s Midea Bids on KUKA for German Industrial Robotics Prowess
KUKA said it would consider Midea's bid, as the robotics company expands in China and the home appliance maker wants to increase productivity. (May 19, 2016)

The Essential Interview: Aldo Zini, President and CEO of Aethon
Aldo Zini, CEO of Aethon, describes the development of the TUG mobile healthcare robot and what experience robotics students should get. (April 26, 2016)

Warehouse Robots From IAM Move to Meet Demand
With a combination of vision-based autonomy, vacuum picking, and management software, IAM's robots can work in existing warehouses. (April 18, 2016)

Collaborative Robots Create a ‘Tear Down This Wall’ Moment
Like the fall of the Berlin Wall, collaborative robots are at a crucial moment in their history. Omron looks at how technological developments affect safety. (March 29, 2016)

Locus Robotics to Demonstrate Fast Picking at MODEX 2016
Locus Robotics will unveil its new order-fulfillment system, which promises increased productivity for warehousing and logistics operations. (March 11, 2016)

Rethink Robotics Expands German, Chinese Distribution
Jim Lawton, chief marketing officer at Rethink Robotics, describes what the cobot maker is looking for as it seeks international partners. (March 03, 2016)

ULC Robotics Lowers Pipeline Maintenance Perils and Costs
Maintaining millions of miles of underground infrastructure is difficult, but ULC is working with utilities on live gas-main inspection. (March 02, 2016)

Toyota Staffs Up for AI, Robotics Research
The new Toyota Research Institute is doing more than developing self-driving vehicles; the company has a vision of a future full of robots. (March 01, 2016)

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)

Intel Helps Raise $15M for Savioke’s Hotel Robot
Startup Savioke has raised international capital for its Relay delivery robot, as Intel invests in robots as future users of its chips. (January 13, 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)

Cobot Makers Flex Their Muscles at iREX in Tokyo
Japanese and foreign robot makers demonstrated their co-robot wares in Tokyo, addressing a wider range of functions with safer cobots. (December 07, 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)

Medrobotics Raises $25M for Flex Robotic System
Medrobotics has received funding and FDA and European approval for robotic tools that snake through the body and ease surgery. (November 09, 2015)

Pepper for Biz Comes to Japan
Pepper, which is selling briskly in Japan, gains enterprise apps and looks to global markets. (November 03, 2015)



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