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Component Makers: Backbone of Autonomous Vehicles
Lightweight materials, miniaturization, intelligence and electrification spur race to lead in electronics for autonomous- and connected-vehicles. (May 21, 2016)

Driverless Cars and Millennials’ “Prime Buying Years”
So, is it legitimate to project, as many do, that Millennials will be the first U.S. generation to embrace or even demand autonomous vehicles? (May 06, 2016)

Automotive Robotics Prompts Detroit-China Partnership
Chinese companies want innovation, and U.S. firms are looking for investors. Plus, self-driving campus shuttles will arrive sooner than cars, and Finland reaches an automotive robotics milestone. (May 05, 2016)

Robotics Companies Garner Funds for Converging Technologies
Grishin Robotics has raised $100 million for investing in robotics, as Intel and others look to components and IoT. (April 14, 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)

Self-Driving Cars Get U.K. Government Support
Industry players such as Jaguar Land Rover are working alongside startups and universities, as the U.K. evaluates and develops self-driving vehicles. (March 23, 2016)

Mazda Taps the Brakes on Self-Driving Car Hype
Mazda, which wants customers to celebrate driving, is working on assistive technology rather than full vehicle autonomy, but the debate around self-driving cars is far from over. (March 22, 2016)

Google, Boston Dynamics Part Ways: 5 Takeaways
Alphabet wants self-driving cars and AI, and Boston Dynamics has developed walking robots. Did they need more in common? (March 21, 2016)

Ocado Expects Robots and IoT to Revolutionize Logistics
Ocado's Smart Platform and its wireless controls could expand industrial automation and mobile robots to warehouses worldwide. (March 18, 2016)

Self-Driving Cars Get More Fuel From Big Automakers
Car makers and software companies partner up in quest for safer transport, but legal and cultural barriers are still ahead. (March 14, 2016)

Self-Driving Cars Advance in India, Despite Potholes
India's dense traffic and varied road conditions seem forbidding to self-driving vehicles, but they haven't stopped innovation there. (March 07, 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)

Where Do the Candidates Stand on Robotics?
Between the sound bites, the presidential candidates have said little so far about their stances on robotics and automation. (February 29, 2016)

Funding Fuels Self-Driving Vehicle Startups
Startups test decision-making software and a GPS alternative, both designed to aid self-driving fleets, as well as vehicle-to-everything smart-city tech. (February 11, 2016)

Apellix Readies Drones for Coatings Industry
Jobs that require climbing utility towers or other structures are ideal uses for automation. Apellix has developed its four-part Worker Bee system to address infrastructure needs. (February 01, 2016)



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