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Carbon3D Gets $100M from Google Ventures
Valued at $1 billion, startup's technology could be fast and strong enough to move 3D printing from prototyping to full industrial production. (August 25, 2015)

Spanish Researchers Develop Aerial Robots for Manufacturing
Aerial robots could offer advantages over ground robotics in aircraft factories and logistics facilities -- if payload and navigation can be worked out, says a European team. (August 24, 2015)

Autonomous Vehicles 2.0: Technology Predictions from Lux Research
In this RoboBriefing, Maryanna Saenko of Lux Research sheds light on the future of autonomous vehicles and what the autonomous systems 2.0 really means. Gain a fresh vision of how autonomous systems will impact real business and real life from robotic picking to freight hauling to car sharing services like Uber. (August 12, 2015)

Bubble Wrap Maker Buys Packaging Company
Sealed Air continues acquisitions for logistics automation, as Clearpath Robotics also hires staffers. (August 05, 2015)

Russian Military Unveils T-14 Armata Semi-Autonomous Tank
Unmanned turret could lead to a fully automated tank, but will Russian robotics translate into sales and battlefield effectiveness? (July 24, 2015)

Where the Robots Meet the Road: ‘Mcity’ to Test Self-Driving Cars
The University of Michigan, working with several major automakers, is prepping Mcity for safe trials of multiple vehicles alongside one another. (June 22, 2015)

Adept Technology Sells $8M in Shares, Gets Distributors
Adept Technology raised money for working capital and announced distributors for its industrial robots. (June 16, 2015)

Uber’s CMU Raid Raises Robotics Partnership Doubts
Carnegie Mellon University's reputation will recover, but Uber's poaching of self-driving vehicle faculty could affect other industry-academia relationships. (June 09, 2015)

First 10 Startups Join Qualcomm Robotics Accelerator
Microprocessor maker Qualcomm is offering $1 million in funding, shared lab space, and industry mentors to build up the robotics community in San Diego. (June 04, 2015)

Autonomous Solutions Grows Despite Mineral Price Slide
ASI, which creates add-ons for vehicle automation, looks to fleet control software for long-term growth. (May 27, 2015)

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)

Meet Me in Milan: RoboBusiness Europe 2015
At this year's conference, your intrepid reporter hopes to learn about current challenges and successes of the European robotics industry. (April 24, 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)

Robotic Welding to Benefit From Updated Controls, Clearer Vision
A presenter at the Automate show said that welding robots should be controllable from iPhones. (April 03, 2015)



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